JCB enables JCB Contactless acceptance at Taichung MRT in Taiwan

TOKYO & TAIWAN, April 26, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand, in cooperation with Cathay United Bank, is pleased to announce the launch of a contactless payment service at 18 stations on the Taichung MRT Green Line from April 25, 2024. With this service, users simply tap their JCB Contactless-enabled card or mobile device at the Taichung MRT fare gates.

The Taichung MRT Green Line is the first MRT in Taichung City which opened to the public in 2021. ┬áIt is 16.71 km long and connects 18 stations from Beitun Main Station to HSR Taichung Station. Along the line are popular tourist attractions. Such as Rainbow Village, famous for the bright colors and cute artwork of over 90-year-old former soldier Huang Yung-Fu, known as ‘Rainbow Grandpa’, and the Taiwan Folk Museum, built to preserve and pass on Taiwanese folk culture.

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit 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 46 million merchants around the world. JCB Cards are now issued mainly in Asian countries and territories, with more than 156 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

Contact
Kosuke Ochiai
Corporate Communications
Tel: +81-3-5778-8353
Email: jcb-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

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