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Network International and JCB enable JCB Contactless acceptance in UAE

JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, in partnership with Network International, the leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa region, has launched JCB Contactless acceptance in the UAE. JCB Contactless is an EMV contactless payment solution; users simply tap their card or mobile phone on a NFC-enabled reader to pay. JCB Contactless will be available across Network's extensive network of physical and online UAE-based merchants including Abu Dhabi and Dubai Duty Free shops, and Dubai taxis and metro stations. Network will support the expansion of JCB Contactless across the UAE during the course of 2019.

Samer Soliman, Managing Director, Middle East at Network International, said, "As the UAE's largest merchant acquirer, we are delighted to enable JCB Contactless acceptance and offer Japanese visitors and shoppers a seamless and convenient payment method,. As consumers' payment preferences evolve, we are delighted to support our network of merchant partners to keep pace with new technologies, offering them a competitive edge."

Kimihisa Imada, President and COO of JCBI, said, "We have seen a significant uptake in JCB Contactless issuing with our partners across the globe. We thank Network International for their ongoing support and partnership. JCB Contactless payment provides a simple and more convenient purchasing experience for visitors to the United Arab Emirates, and is quick and easy for merchants to accept."

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