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September 25, 2017

JCB adds J/Speedy support for Apple Pay users in Japan

JCB Co (JCB), a Japan-based payments brand, has introduced J/Speedy functionality for Apple Pay users in Japan to enhance payment experience for its cardholders.

Based on EMV Contactless Communication Protocol, the new J/Speedy payment service provided by the JCB brand will enable the customers to use their smarphone to conclude J/Speedy transactions at merchants supporting J/Speedy in and out of Japan.

Apple Pay users can keep using existing Apple Pay features. J/Speedy functionality on Apple Pay is available from iOS 11.0 on iPhone 7, 7 plus and later, and Apple Watch Series 2 and later pairing to iPhone 5 or later.

According to JCB, J/Speedy provides a simple, fast, and convenient way to pay and is suitable for supermarkets, convenience stores, and fast food restaurants.

In order to use the new functionality, the customers need to simply wave their card or mobile phone on a reader to pay.

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