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April 01, 2009

JCB International Appoints New President and Chief Operating Officer

JCB has announced the appointment of Mr. Koremitsu Sannomiya as President and Chief Operating Officer at its annual shareholders' meeting in Tokyo. Mr. Sannomiya succeeds Mr. Kenji Seto, who has served in the position since June 2007. Mr. Sannomiya will report to Mr. Tamio Takakura, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. READ MORE »

February 03, 2009

American Express Joins EMVCo As Fourth Owner-Member

EMVCo, the EMV standards body jointly owned by JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., has announced American Express as its fourth owner-member. According to the organization, "the addition of this latest international payment organisation aligns with EMVCo’s intent to attract further industry participation in the development of the EMV Specifications." READ MORE »

September 22, 2008

EMVCo Plans to Broaden Industry Participation

EMVCo, the EMV standards body owned by JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., has announced plans to "broaden industry participation in the development work of the organisation and establish a regular, formal dialogue between EMVCo and the global payments industry, through the launch of a new website subscription programme and annual user meeting." READ MORE »

February 21, 2008

JCB to Test Over the Air Issuance for NFC-equipped Mobile Phones

JCB and CASSIS International have announced an agreement to collaborate in a test of NFC over-the-air (OTA) services. The two companies will jointly demonstrate end-to-end secure contactless payment issuance services for NFC mobile phones.


September 07, 2007

JCB J/Speedy Contactless in Taiwan

JCB has announced the launch of the Breeze Center JCB Card with the J/Speedycontactless payment program in alliance with Union Bank of Taiwan (Union Bank). According to JCB, "this will be the first card with J/Speedy in the world. J/Speedy allows customers to pay quickly and easily by simply tapping the card - no signature is required."


June 27, 2007

JCB Appoints New President & Chief Executive Officer

JCB has announced the appointment of Tamio Takakura as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Mr. Takakura succeeds Hiroya Nobuhara who had served as JCB's President and CEO for the past 4 years.


June 02, 2007

JCB Announces New Brand Slogan

JCB, a global payment brand and credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan, has announced the a brand slogan "Good times start here.", as part of a new global branding strategy.


March 26, 2007

MasterCard Assigns Contactless Communication Protocol to EMVCo

MasterCard Worldwide has announced it has assigned the PayPass ISO/IEC 14443 Implementation Specification v1.1 to EMVCo, the EMV standards body jointly owned by JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International - saying the move "signals significant progress towards a common platform for contactless EMV payment transactions."


March 05, 2007

China Merchants Bank Offers JCB-branded Hello Kitty Fan's Credit Card

JCB has announced the signing of an agreement with China Merchants Bank (CMB), one of the major commercial banks in the region, for issuing JCB brand cards in China. CMB began offering international branded JCB CMB Hello Kitty Fan's Credit Card on March 1, with designs featuring 'Hello Kitty' and 'Dear Daniel' licensed by Sanrio (Shanghai) Int'l Trade Co., Ltd. READ MORE »

February 21, 2007

JCB Selects Visa Asia Pacific's Specification for Contactless Payments

Visa and JCB have announced an agreement to share Visa Asia Pacific's contactless specification, which JCB says will soon open up the acceptance of JCB's contactless cards, J/Speedy, at merchant locations outside of Japan. With this arrangement, merchants can use the same terminal to accept contactless payments for both brands.


November 14, 2006

JCB's 10th World Conference Held in Honolulu

JCB is holding its 10th JCB World Conference from November 13th to 15th in Honolulu with a theme of 'Working
Together to Shape the Future of Payments'.


October 12, 2006

JCB's Amsterdam NFC Mobile Payment Pilot

JCB, in cooperation with CCV Holland B.V., Gemalto, KPN, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, PaySquare, and ViVOtech, has announced that the launch of Mobile J/Speedy, a Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile payment pilot project in Amsterdam. Following initial trials in September, the pilot service is now being rolled out to a broader group of JCB's customers. The project marks Europe's first contactless international credit payment scheme using a mobile phone with an NFC chip.


September 07, 2006

Five Payment Brands Unite To Strengthen Global Data Security

American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International have announced the formation of an independent council - the PCI Security Standards Council - designed to manage the ongoing evolution of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.


August 23, 2006

Discover Financial Services, JCB Announce Alliance

Discover Financial Services and JCB have announced a strategic relationship "that will lead to increased card acceptance for both companies." The arrangement provides for acceptance of JCB cards on the Discover Network in the U.S., and of Discover Network cards on the JCB network in Japan, and acceptance of PULSE cards at targeted ATMs in Japan at the option of the card issuer.


August 04, 2006

Requirements For Securing Cardholder Information

The Merchant Account Blog from reports on a joint news release that was issued just a few days ago from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB and Discover outlining what businesses need to do to secure cardholder data.

June 12, 2006

JCB's Near Field Communication (NFC) Mobile Payment Pilot

JCB has announced it s working together with "seven world-class players in payment systems, terminals, NFC and mobile technology" to launch a pilot project using an NFC contactless credit payment scheme this autumn in Amsterdam.


March 14, 2006

JCB, MasterCard Share PayPass Contactless Protocol

JCB and MasterCard International have reached an agreement to share the MasterCard PayPass ISO/IEC 14443 Implementation Specification, which provides for a global standardized technology for contactless payment services.


February 23, 2006

Bulgaria's Transcard To Issue JCB Smart Card In Europe

JCB Smart CardJCB has announced that Transcard AD, Bulgaria's largest credit card issuer and acquirer, will roll out the JCB branded TRANSCARD JCB card in March. This will mark the first time for a JCB card compliant with EMV to be issued in Europe, and will bring the number of countries in which JCB cards are issued to 20.


December 19, 2005

JCB Completes ATM Gateway Agreement with China UnionPay

JCB has announced that its international subsidiary, JCB International (JCBI), signed an ATM gateway agreement with China UnionPay (CUP) on 16 December. This will enable CUP cardholders to have access to ATM networks in Japan through a gateway platform provided by JCBI.


December 06, 2005

JCB LINDA Sweet Card - First Scented Payment Card

JCB CardJCB has announced that more than 500,000 JCB LINDA women-oriented cards have been issued since the card's launch in 2002. JCB is celebrating its success with the new JCB LINDA Sweet card featuring a refreshing citrus-based fragrance, a limited edition of 20,000 cards.


October 26, 2005

More: Mobile Payment Promotion Council Announced in Japan

Earlier, we covered news from Japan about Japanese credit card companies forming a 'mobile wallet' alliance. This morning comes the definitive press release on the new Mobile Payment Promotion Council established with the mission of promoting standardized mobile contactless payment systems in Japan.


May 02, 2005

December 20, 2004

JCB Acquires One-Third Interest in EMVCo

JCB has announced it has acquired a one-third ownership in EMVCo, LLC, joining MasterCard International and Visa International with each having equal interests in the organization.

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