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Japanese payment system JCB intends to issue in the RF about 3 million cards

The Japanese payment system JCB intends to issue about 3 million cards to 2016 year, JCB representative Takashi Suetsugu told reporters.

“We see greater market potential. We expect to issue up to 3 million cards by the end of 2016,” he said.

Suetsugu said that JCB is discussing the issue of acquiring cards in Russia with 15 potential partners and to 2016 expects that the acquiring network of the system will reach 80% of the Visa and MasterCard reception network in Russia.

"We have already signed agreements with three Russian banks, including Gazmprombank and Alfa-Bank. Cooperation with another large state-owned bank is being discussed," Suetsugu said.

In mid-October, the Bank of Russia registered the Russian operator of the Japanese payment system JCB - JCB International (Eurasia) LLC.

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