JCB International Asia Pacific
JCB, founded in 1961, is the first and only international payment brand based in Japan. Today, the number of JCB Cards issued worldwide stands at 154 million, an increase of almost 20% in the last four years, driven by the remarkable growth in Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Taiwan. In Asia alone, the transaction volume has tripled.
In June 2021, JCB established the ASEAN Business Enhancement and Creation Department in Singapore to spearhead JCB’s strategic investment and strategic alliance initiative in ASEAN’s fintech and payments industry. Through this, JCB aims to accelerate the expansion of its card acceptance and issuance business in ASEAN and beyond, by leveraging new technologies to complement its technologies and experiences in Japan.