Around 6.36 million Hongkongers received the most recent instalment of the government's electronic consumption vouchers on Saturday.
Those using Octopus cards for their vouchers are getting HK$2,000 on Saturday, with a further HK$1,000 being paid out on December 16 at the earliest, depending on their spending.
People who opted for AlipayHK, BoC Pay, PayMe, Tap & Go and WeChat Pay HK are getting HK$3,000 on Saturday. The sum must be spent by the end of February.
Financial Secretary Paul Chan earlier said he expected the new round of consumption vouchers would result in over HK$15 billion of spending.
The vouchers, which were brought in to boost the economy hit by the Covid pandemic, can be used in most shops and restaurants as well as for a broad range of services.