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Source: JCB
JCB and Hua Nan Bank to Launch Debit Card with Contactless Functionality in Taiwan

TOKYO, June 19, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international subsidiary of JCB, the only global payment brand based in Japan is pleased to announce that Hua Nan Bank JCB LOVE TSCC Debit Card will be launched this coming August.

Hua Nan Bank JCB LOVE TSCC Debit Card is the first debit card that has an option to be equipped with TSCC, offered by Easy Card Corporation. TSCC is a contactless payment service, which can be used as a fare card on trains and buses, and also accepted at some shops and restaurants. In addition, Hua Nan Bank JCB LOVE TSCC Debit Card is the first debit Precious card, the highest status card of JCB in Taiwan, which offers exclusive services including free airport transportation and special offers at high-end restaurants.

JCBI has been expanding business in Taiwan since 1981, and now has alliances with 30 partner banks and financial institutions for merchant acquiring and card issuing. Hua Nan Bank, a partner since 2000, is now the largest JCB card issuer in Taiwan.

Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President of JCBI stated, "It is a great pleasure to start issuing such a unique card with top JCB card issuer, Hua Nan Bank. While expanding the JCB cardmember base worldwide, we strive to deliver various kinds of products contributing to more convenient consumer lifestyles in each market. Currently the number of JCB cardmembers in Taiwan has exceeded 1.5 million, and we expect the launch of this card will provide higher quality services to more people, which will lead to development of the debit card market in the region."

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes over 24 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 16 countries and territories, with more than 80 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with more than 350 leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, visit: www.jcbcorporate.com/english .

Contact:

JCB International Co., Ltd.
Ayako Tanaka, Junko Asaoka
Corporate Planning
Phone: +81-3-5778-8390
Email: ayako.tanaka@jcb.co.jp, junko.asaoka@jcb.co.jp

Topic: Business Tieup
Source: JCB

Sectors: Cards & Payments, Daily Finance, Daily News
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