First Data and JCB enable JCB J/Speedy contactless acceptance with Hong Kong merchants

Source: JCB

JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., has launched JCB J/Speedy in partnership with First Data Corporation (First Data) in Hong Kong.

JCB J/Speedy is the JCB brand contactless payment solution. JCB J/Speedy users simply tap their card or mobile phone on a reader to pay. Now they can pay at key international restaurant chains and duty free outlets using JCB J/Speedy. First Data will continue to support the rapid expansion of JCB J/Speedy acceptance in Hong Kong throughout 2018 followed by additional countries across the Asia Pacific region.

Kimihisa Imada, President & COO of JCBI, said, "This frictionless payment method will allow our cardmembers to experience more convenience and simplicity when purchasing. We thank First Data for their competence and ongoing partnership."

JCB J/Speedy payment provides an enhanced and more convenient purchasing experience for both inbound travelers and for residents of Hong Kong and at the same time is simple for merchants to accept.

"Going cashless is a key objective of many countries in the Asia Pacific region. Enabling contactless payments is a step in the right direction, offering a quick, easy and secure way to pay. We are excited to be partnering with JCB to launch the JCB J/Speedy contactless payment option in Hong Kong where First Data offers truly integrated, omni-channel solutions that enable commerce for a large number of key merchants in the Hong Kong market," stated Ivo Distelbrink, EVP, Head of Asia Pacific for First Data.

*JCB J/Speedy: The JCB brand contactless payment solution that is compliant with NFC and EMV(R) Contactless Communication Protocol Specifications. (EMV(R) is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries and an unregistered trademark elsewhere. The EMV trademark is owned by EMVCo.)

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