CUP Forecast

In the wake of China opening up is network Visa and MasterCard on June 1st China UnionPay (CUP) transaction volume continues to explode racking up a stunning 48% increase in 2014, following a solid gain of 37% in 2012. Last year, CUP’s bankcard interbank transaction volume hit 32.3 trillion yuan (US$ 5.18 trillion).

JCB Forecast

Japan’s JCB continues this year to expand its worldwide acceptance and issuance with new deals in Europe, as well as the LAC, ME and AP regions. Based on current metrics JCB is expected to surpass the US$500 billion in annual transaction value milestone by end-of-year (EOY) 2019. JCB racked up US$223 billion in transaction value last year, according to CardData.


Pakistan’s Bank of Khyber (BOK) and JCB have inked an agreement for the issuance of JCB Debit Cards. The Bank of Khyber is a provincial government bank owned by Government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and based in Peshawar, Pakistan, presently with 119 branches all over the country.