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Source: JCB
Ta Chong Bank in Taiwan to Start Issuing JCB Cards

TOKYO, Aug 7, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, the only global payment brand based in Japan, is pleased to announce that Ta Chong Bank has signed a license agreement for JCB card issuance as the 25th JCB card issuer in Taiwan, and launched the TC Bank Le Siang Precious Card.

Ta Chong Bank in Taiwan to Start Issuing JCB Cards

JCB card is now accepted in 190 countries and territories around the world. In Taiwan, about 300,000 merchants accept JCB card and the number of cardmembers exceeds 1.6 million in partnerships with financial institutions.

The TC Bank Le Siang Precious Card targets consumers who are interested in gourmet dining and traveling. Cardmembers can enjoy(1):
- Cashback for payments at restaurants, railway stations, travel agencies, etc.
- Free parking at designated parking areas in Taipei and at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
- Discount for movie tickets
- Special offers at over 200 restaurants

Privileges of the Precious Card, one of JCB's highest status cards, include:
- Free airport transportation
- Special offers at selected restaurants for Precious Card

Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President of JCBI, said, "JCB and Taiwan have had a long-term relationship since 1981, and we are committed to providing unique and diverse services to consumers in that market." He added, "I am delighted to launch such a high quality card with Ta Chong Bank. The biggest advantage of this card is the number of services associated with travel and entertainment, and I am confident that cardmembers will experience more convenience with this card."

(1) Some conditions apply.

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: New Service
Source: JCB

Sectors: Cards & Payments, Daily Finance
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