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October 31, 2017

JCB partners with TWMP to boost card acceptance in Taiwan

JCB International has reached an agreement with Taiwan Mobile Payment (TWMP) to accept JCB Card in Taiwan Pay twallet+, an HCE mobile payment platform.

The agreement will allow registration of JCB Card in Taiwan Pay twallet+ provided by TWMP, allowing mobile payment at J/Speedy terminals.

The companies are planning to offer services for general consumers in the first quarter of 2018.

JCB International head of sales & marketing for Asia Pacific Daisuke Sakurai said: “Nowadays, a myriad of diversified mobile payment services are out in the market, and JCB will also be phased in. We selected Taiwan Pay twallet+, a high quality service, which has already been adopted by many issuers, as our first partner. We would like to work to provide this payment solution to many consumers in Taiwan in collaboration with TWMP and issuing banks.”

TWMP chairperson Yang-Ching Chao said: “We are delighted that JCB, the major payment brand, selected Taiwan Pay mobile payment as the first JCB HCE mobile payment service in the world. The Taiwan credit card issuing banks will be able to serve their JCB cardholders with Taiwan Pay.

“Taiwan Pay is now the only platform to provide mobile payment service with 3 major payment brands, JCB, Visa and Mastercard in Taiwan. We will do our best to provide convenience and secure mobile payment service to our customers.”

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