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Monday, 14 November 2016, 13:00 HKT/SGT

Source: JCB
PayMaya Philippines, JCB team up to widen JCB cards acceptance in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, and TOKYO, Japan, Nov 14, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - PayMaya, the Philippines' pioneering financial services provider, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have forged a new partnership for JCB Merchant Acquiring and Card Issuing business in the Philippines. The partnership deals with the acceptance of JCB cards at online merchants that use PayMaya Checkout as the payment gateway. PayMaya and JCBI also plan to issue co-branded cards in the future.

PayMaya Business is focused on delivering solutions that power businesses of all types and sizes to accept all kinds of payments. The services PayMaya Business provides are PayMaya Checkout, a system that enables online shops to accept card payments, PayMaya Swipe, a mobile point-of-sale device that can simply be attached to any mobile device so merchants can accept card payments, and PayMaya Touch, a payment solution which allows businesses to accept swipe, dip, and contactless card payments.

The partnership will benefit all JCB cardmembers in the Philippines and overseas. JCB is a pioneer in the Japanese payment card industry with over 70M cardmembers and 95M in total worldwide. JCB cardmembers will be able to use their JCB cards at online merchants that use PayMaya Checkout as their payment gateway.

In 2017, JCB cardmembers will also be able to transact in big retail outlets in the Philippines but also in micro- and small-medium enterprises including local boutiques, food carts, and community stores which offer a unique shopping experience through PayMaya Swipe and Touch. These outlets prefer more affordable and easier payment acceptance solution like PayMaya Swipe, Checkout, and Touch.

Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President of JCBI, said, "The Philippines is one of the most important markets for JCB's global business expansion and we are pleased to welcome our new partner to the JCB network. I am certain that this partnership with PayMaya will bring more benefits and convenience to all JCB card members, especially in the e-commerce space. We are also looking forward to exploring further business opportunities such as 'PayMaya-JCB Card' issuance soon."

"At PayMaya, we strive to shape the future of commerce and drive local business growth through digital payment innovations. We are strengthening this commitment by collaborating with strategic partners such as JCBI, which help us enable merchants to accept payments from more consumers here and abroad. We are thrilled to see the progression of our alliance with JCBI as we continue our mission in redefining the payment landscape in the Philippines," said Orlando Vea, President and CEO of Voyager Innovations and PayMaya Philippines.

The JCB "Uniquely Yours" Experience

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment 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 about 31 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 21 countries and territories, with more than 95 million card members. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

Note: Statistics are as of March 2016.

The unique benefits of PayMaya Business

PayMaya handles the requirements of merchants in enabling their online and card payment acceptance--no need to talk to banks, expert programmers, or payment aggregators separately.

For online payment, PayMaya Checkout API is easy to integrate in websites or apps. The process involves three simple steps: integration to sandbox environment, testing, and production.

PayMaya provides simple pricing and fast settlements. Merchants are not required to settle monthly fees or present bank statements. They will only pay for the transactions they make. The package comes with access to a dashboard of transaction reports for sales performance tracking.

The Philippine Airline's mobile website and its recently launched online boutique, and the online gadget store Kimstore are powered by PayMaya Checkout.

About PayMaya

PayMaya Philippines, Inc. (formerly Smart eMoney, Inc.) is the pioneer in mobile money and payments, having established brands such as PayMaya, the first prepaid online payment app that enables the financially underserved to pay online without a credit card; PayMaya Business, the company's system solutions provider that allows businesses to receive online and card payments anytime, anywhere; Smart Money, the world's first e-wallet linked to a mobile phone; and Smart Padala, the leading remittance network in the Philippines with over 15,000 agents across the country. PayMaya Philippines is a subsidiary of Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations company of PLDT and Smart.

JCB International Co., Ltd.
Ayako Tanaka
Corporate Planning
Phone: +81-3-5778-8390
Email: jcbinternational-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

PayMaya Philippines
Nick Wilwayco
Associate Director and Head of PR and Communications
Voyager Innovations and PayMaya Philippines
Email: pr@voyagerinnovation.com

Topic: Business Tieup
Source: JCB

Sectors: Cards & Payments, Daily News
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