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JCB & EVO Payments to expand JCB card’s acceptance across Europe

Payment card issuer, JCB’s international operations subsidiary JCB International has entered in a partnership with paytech EVO Payments with an aim to enable the acceptance rate of the former across the UK and Ireland. According to the supplier, the partnership with EVO is expected to expand the company’s acceptance within the SMEs as well as enable it to grant additional access to ISV providers.

Mr. Tsuyoshi Notani, Managing Director, JCB International (Europe) Ltd., said, “JCB’s partnership with EVO Payments demonstrates our ongoing work to establish efficient acceptance across both the UK and Ireland and in Europe more widely. Our efforts to widen acceptance come about as its card membership grows in new countries from which more and more people are visiting Europe.”

The partnership furthers JCB’s goal of increasing its acceptance coverage across Europe and expanding its merchant partners connections.

Darren Wilson, President International, EVO Payments, Inc., said, “Our partnership will allow the 130 million JCB cardmembers to make payments at all EVO merchant sites across the UK and Ireland that are part of the network. Expanding our card acceptance capabilities so that travelers from Asia can easily make card payments is an important enhancement to our merchant proposition.”

Recently, NPCI partnered with the card company. for launching a co-branded international credit card, RuPay JCB Global Cards which can be used at RuPay card-accepting points in India and JCB card-accepting points outside India for both POS and ATM.

JCB, the Japanese payment brand and payment card issuer, launched its first card business in 1961 and began expanding in 1981. It has been partnering with banks and financial institutions in a bid to expand its merchant coverage and card member base.

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