Credit: JCB Singapore Facebook page
JCB International Co. (JCBI) recently signed a deal with global payments services provider Allied Wallet to enable online and point-of-sale (POS) payment acceptance for JCB in Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).
Under the deal, Allied Wallet will facilitate JCB transactions for both e-commerce and brick and mortar transactions in the area. Systems for JCB e-commerce acceptance will be integrated on the last quarter of 2017. It will then become fully operational in 2018, including POS certification.
JCB said the partnership with Allied Wallet is part of its strategy to increase footprint across SEPA.
"With the huge growth in e-commerce and international travel, JCB serves as a gateway to Asia for emerging alternative regulated payment institutions, offering European merchants the ability to engage with Asian consumers whilst simultaneously allowing JCB card members the comfort and flexibility of being able to use their preferred payment method when shopping both online and abroad. As such, we are always searching for new partnerships with payment gateways that can provide a variety of ways to connect with merchants," said Kimihisa Imada, president and COO of JCBI.
Sign up for Computerworld eNewsletters.