In a partnership with First Data, JCB has introduced JCB J/Speedy in international restaurants chains and duty free shops in Hong Kong.
With JCB J/Speedy, the contactless terminal of JCB, clients can pay by tapping their card or smartphone on the reader. The expansion of the device’s acceptance in Hong Kong will be supported by First Data throughout 2018, after which the partners will focus on further countries in Asia Pacific. The contactless solution is compliant with NFC and EMV® Contactless Communication Protocol Specifications.
Kimihisa Imada, President & COO of JCBI, said, "This frictionless payment method will allow our cardmembers to experience more convenience and simplicity when purchasing.”
"Going cashless is a key objective of many countries in the Asia Pacific region. Enabling contactless payments is a step in the right direction, offering a quick, easy and secure way to pay. We are excited to be partnering with JCB to launch the JCB J/Speedy contactless payment option in Hong Kong where First Data offers truly integrated, omni-channel solutions that enable commerce for a large number of key merchants in the Hong Kong market," stated Ivo Distelbrink, EVP, Head of Asia Pacific for First Data.