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UnionPay International & First Parking bring frictionless parking payment solutions

By Gloria Mathias

March 15, 2024

  • australia fintech
  • contactless card payments
  • Fintech news
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UnionPay International, Cardnet, Mobile Payments, UnionPay QR, Mobile QuickPass, QR Payments, Dominican Republic, First Parking, Australia Fintech, Payments solutions, Fintech News, UnionPay International has announced a partnership with First Parking in Australia to launch a frictionless parking payment service.

The collaboration allows local UnionPay cardholders to link their card with First Parking to avail of convenient, cashless parking in Australia’s major cities

Jiangtao Jian, head of UnionPay International South Pacific Branch, said, “For UPI cardholders who are motorists in Australia, this exciting collaboration with First Parking will ensure a more convenient and secure payment experience, and for those who frequently travel between China and Australia, it will significantly enhance their transaction experience. UnionPay International has been continuously adding new services and functions for our cardholders around the world, and we will continue to do so in the future.”

First Parking is Australia’s parking management company that operates multiple car parks in major city centres around the country. The company is known for its convenient location and high-quality customer service and is heavily focused on efficiency.

With car parks in key central areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other cities, the registration and account setup process for UPI cardholders is straightforward. New users only need to visit First Parking’s official website to complete a simple registration, link their UnionPay card for payments, and they’re ready to enjoy the new experience of frictionless payments in First Parking’s car parks throughout the country.

Daniel Hitchcock, CEO of First Parking, commented, “We are thrilled with this recent collaboration with UnionPay International. Making full use of our world-class technology, premium customer service, and top-of-the line equipment, it is our mission to make parking effortless because we believe our customers deserve the best. UPI cardholders can now take full advantage of our state-of-the–art Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) equipment that gives access to all First Parking locations nationally, become an Express Member, and save 20% on all casual rates, no need to book online, and it is free to join! Simply drive up to the boom gate, and our cameras will read the car number plate to enter, and the payment will automatically be made.”

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