BDO Unibank, the largest bank in the Philippines, has begun issuing the J/Speedy JCB card. The first card was launched in the ASEAN region. J/Speedy, JCB’s EMVCo compliant contactless scheme, provides a convenient and easy payment solution to valued customers of BDO.
JCB brand cards are currently issued in 23 countries and territories with over 100 million cardmembers around the globe. BDO has cooperated with JCB for JCB card acceptance at BDO merchants from 1998 and started issuing JCB card in the Philippines in the same year.
The launch of this new product, entering the contactless payment market, is the next step for the partnership between BDO and JCBI. BDO will also start acceptance of J/Speedy JCB card from July 2017 at BDO merchants.
BDO has one of the largest distribution networks, with more than 1,100 operating branches and over 3,600 ATMs nationwide. It also has a full-service branch in Hong Kong as well as 25 overseas remittance and representative offices in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
In the credit card industry, BDO issues the most brands in the country, including corporate and tie-up cards with different companies. The bank likewise dominates the merchant acquiring business in the Philippines with BDO POS terminals being the only terminals in the industry to accept the six (6) credit card brands and all locally issued ATM/Debit Cards.