Network International has partnered with JCB International Co. to launch JCB Contactless acceptance in the UAE.
Following this partnership, ‘JCB Contactless’ will be enabled across Network International’s extensive platform of physical and online UAE-based merchants, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai Duty Free shops, Dubai taxis, and metro stations.
Network International is a UAE-based leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, while JCB International Co. (JCBI) is an international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., according to a press release on Monday.
With a customer base surpassing 123 million cardholders, JCB is accepted at 30 million locations globally as it is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan.
“Based on EMV ® contactless communication protocols, the global standard for contactless payment, JCB Contactless provides JCB cardmembers a secure, simple, and fast way to pay by simply tapping their card or mobile phone on an NFC-enabled reader to pay,” the press release added.
President and COO of JCBI Kimihisa Imada commented: “JCB Contactless payment provides a simple and more convenient purchasing experience for visitors to the United Arab Emirates and at the same time is quick and easy for merchants to accept.”
Managing director- Middle East at Network International Samer Soliman said: “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.”