Top of main content

Digital cards and wallets

Add your HSBC cards to the digital wallet of your choice

Turn your smartphone into your debit or credit card

Now it's even easier to use your HSBC UAE debit or credit card for paying online or in-store.

Simply add your card to your digital wallet (also known as a mobile wallet) and you're ready to make quick, convenient and secure contactless purchases. You don't even need to wait for your card to be delivered - just access your card details in the HSBC UAE app. 

Digital cards

Why use a digital card?

A digital debit or credit card is simply a digital version of your physical card. With a digital card, you can:

  • start using your card instantly, as soon as your application's approved
  • store your card in your digital wallet, so it can’t be lost or stolen
  • make online purchases and payments quickly and securely on your mobile
  • get rid of the hassle and risk of carrying all your physical cards

How to access your digital cards:

  1. Log on to the HSBC UAE app.
  2. Select the account you want.
  3. Select ‘Manage cards’.
  4. You can then add your card to a digital wallet, view your card details and more.

Digital wallets

What is a digital wallet?

A digital wallet is an app that allows you to keep all your digital debit or credit cards together on your phone or other mobile device. When you're paying for something, you can then choose the card you want from the ones in your digital wallet.

Your payment details stay secure, as they don't get shared with the merchant when you make a purchase. And you can also your digital wallet to make payments online, without having to fill in all your card details each time.

How safe is a digital wallet?

Things like biometric log on with your fingertips, or your face, are a secure way to log on to your mobile device and also on to apps like the HSBC UAE Mobile Banking app.

Digital wallets use authentication and data encryption to protect your personal information, unlike a traditional wallet where someone can access your payment cards if they take it.

Mobile operating devices are better at protecting users from malicious software than desktop operating systems. However, users of digital wallets should still implement additional safety measures to keep their information safe.

These can include:

  • using a PIN or fingerprint identification protection on your smartphone

  • being vigilant about keeping track of payments made from your digital wallet

Apple Pay logo

Easy, secure, contactless payments with your iPhone® or Apple Watch®.

Google Pay logo

Unlock your AndroidTM or Google1 phone to tap and pay without even opening an app.

Samsung Pay logo

Pay with Samsung GalaxyTM devices2 almost anywhere you can swipe or tap your card.

  • all consumer HSBC UAE Credit and Debit cards, issued by HSBC UAE are compatible with Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay
  • Apple, the Apple logo, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
  • Google Pay is a trademark of Google LLC. Android, Google Pay, and the Google Logo are trademarks of Google LLC
  • Samsung, Samsung Pay, and Galaxy are trademarks or registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners
  • HSBC UAE Credit and Debit Cards are issued by HSBC Bank Middle East, UAE branch. To learn more, speak with an HSBC branch representative


1See the Google Pay support page for compatible information. 

2Only compatible with Samsung Galaxy Phones. See the Samsung Pay support page for more information.

Listening to what you have to say about services matters to us. It's easy to share your ideas, stay informed and join the conversation.