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Source: JCB / Network International
Network International and JCB enable JCB Contactless acceptance in UAE

DUBAI, UAE, Apr 23, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, in partnership with Network International, the leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa region, has launched JCB Contactless acceptance in the UAE.

JCB Contactless is an EMV contactless payment solution; users simply tap their card or mobile phone on a NFC-enabled reader to pay. JCB Contactless will be available across Network's extensive network of physical and online UAE-based merchants including Abu Dhabi and Dubai Duty Free shops, and Dubai taxis and metro stations. Network will support the expansion of JCB Contactless across the UAE during the course of 2019.

Samer Soliman, Managing Director, Middle East at Network International, said, "As the UAE's largest merchant acquirer, we are delighted to enable JCB Contactless acceptance and offer Japanese visitors and shoppers a seamless and convenient payment method,. As consumers' payment preferences evolve, we are delighted to support our network of merchant partners to keep pace with new technologies, offering them a competitive edge."

Kimihisa Imada, President and COO of JCBI, said, "We have seen a significant uptake in JCB Contactless issuing with our partners across the globe. We thank Network International for their ongoing support and partnership. JCB Contactless payment provides a simple and more convenient purchasing experience for visitors to the United Arab Emirates, and is quick and easy for merchants to accept."

About JCB Contactless
The JCB brand contactless payment solution that is compliant with NFC and EMV Contactless Communication Protocol Specifications. EMV® is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries and an unregistered trademark elsewhere. The EMV trademark is owned by EMVCo.

About Network
Network International Payment Solutions is the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The Group provides a full suite of technology-enabled payments solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all types and sizes, including acquiring and processing services and a comprehensive solutions. Visit www.network.ae.

About JCB
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, expanding worldwide in 1981. 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 card member base. Please visit www.global.jcb/en/

For Network International, please contact:
Tricia Kaul, [email protected]
ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-4-4507600, Fax: 971-4-4358040

For JCB International, please contact:
Kumiko Kida, [email protected]
JCB Corporate Communications, Tokyo



Apr 23, 2019 08:00 HKT/SGT
Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Cards/Payments, Retail/eCommerce, Daily Finance, Digital, Local
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