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December 7, 2023

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January 2, 2023

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UnionPay International’s Continuous Expansion of its Global Network Sees over 200 Million Cards Issued Outside the Chinese Mainland

PR Newswire

“With the issuance of UnionPay cards exceeding 200 million outside the Chinese Mainland, UnionPay International (UPI) is stepping into a new decade of providing high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world’s largest cardholder base. UPI’s partners have expanded from 60 initial members since establishment in 2012 to 2,500 institutions internationally with an acceptance network that currently spans 181 countries and regions, 78 of which now issue UnionPay cards, ensuring convenient local services to an ever-growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants.”

December 29, 2022

On the wires

UnionPay International Reaches Landmark Cooperation Deal with Australian Digital Photography Online Retail Store, digiDirect

PR Newswire Asia

“UnionPay International (UPI) has reached a cooperation deal with Australian digital photography online retail store, digiDirect, enhancing business localization and enabling customers to conveniently utilize UnionPay for payments on the popular e-commerce website. Extending the UnionPay card acceptance rate, the online payment experience for UnionPay cardholders in Australia will be much improved thanks to the new deal.”

December 2, 2022

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UPI Collaborates with Korea Easy Payment Foundation and BC Card to Enable UnionPay QR Payment at ZeroPay Merchants


“UnionPay International (UPI) announced its partnership with the Korea Easy Payment Foundation and BC Card to enable the merchants of ZeroPay, a local mobile payment service provider in South Korea, to accept UnionPay QR codes. This partnership enables UnionPay cardholders visiting the country to make QR payments with their UnionPay App at the merchants accepting ZeroPay. In the future, this new offering will be extended to more e-wallets that support the enrollment of UnionPay cards. In recent years, UnionPay has become a payment brand recognized by the industry, well-known to merchants and popular among consumers in South Korea through its refining acceptance network as well as its growing capabilities to service local customers. At present, almost all merchants in the country accept UnionPay cards.”

November 29, 2022

On the wires

UnionPay International Partners with Tranxactor for PayZe Card, Available in 80,000 Merchants in New Zealand

PR Newswire

“UnionPay International recently announced a partnership with Tranxactor New Zealand Limited for the launch of PayZe, a contactless prepaid payment card in plastic and digital formats. Coupled with a mobile wallet for Android and Apple, PayZe provides cardholders with full transparency and control over their prepaid accounts. PayZe introduces the convenience of contactless payment to the prepaid payment and gift card market, along with a digital wallet enabling the cardholder to fully manage their PayZe card, view balances and transaction history. PayZe will be available in both chip-based plastic and fully digital formats. The digital PayZe will offer enhanced functions such as peer-to-peer funds transfer and reload, as well as using a mobile phone for ‘tap-and-go’ payment using near-field communication (NFC). PayZe will launch on November 28 in New Zealand, meaning kiwis will be able to use the card not just at home, but also when they’re abroad in some of the top travel destinations for New Zealanders.”

November 22, 2022

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UnionPay Card Acceptance Coverage to Reach 95% in Indonesia

PR Newswire

“UnionPay International (UPI) today announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI). With the partnership, all BNI merchant customers will accept UnionPay card payments and UnionPay Mobile QuickPass service. Furthermore, a majority of Indonesia’s e-commerce platforms will be connected to the UnionPay card network. As a result, UnionPay’s merchant acceptance coverage in Indonesia will reach 95%, with over half of being able to accept UnionPay mobile payments. President of China UnionPay Cai Jianbo and BNI Director Corina Leyla Karnalies attended the signing ceremony virtually. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, UPI has continued to enhance the quality of its services with a focus on widening and strengthening UnionPay’s global payment network. In addition to expanding its services in lifestyle and transport scenarios with the aim of providing consumers with a superior payment experience, the company is also committed to improving access to mobile, online and other contactless payment options. Today, 181 countries and regions worldwide are connected to UnionPay’s acceptance network. Among the 37 million merchants outside of China accepting UnionPay cards, over 20% switched to UnionPay services in response to COVID-19 prevention and control measures. The number of overseas merchants accepting UnionPay mobile payments has tripled since the pandemic.”

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