AYA Bank launched the first JCB credit and debit card as AYA Universal MPU-JCB Co-Brand cards in Myanmar yesterday, becoming the first in the country to issue Japanese JCB credit and debit cards.
The Ayeyarwady Bank, also known as AYA Bank, is issuing the “AYA Universal MPU-JCB Co-Brand Card” combining the Myanmar Payment Union-MPU brand and JCB brand.
“Card members can use MPU’s nation-wide merchant network in Myanmar and JCB’s international merchant network with over 31 million locations globally,” said the statement jointly issued by Ayeyarwady Bank (AYA Bank),Myanmar Payment Union Public Co.,Ltd (MPU), and JCB International Co.Ltd (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co.,Ltd.
U Zaw Zaw, Founder and Chairman of AYA Bank said, “this is another milestone in Myanmar card payment market, to promote the country’s transition to a cashless economy.”
Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President of JCB international said card members in Myanmar can have a new choice of payment and experience the convenience of shopping abroad with JCB’s worldwide merchant network with the start of JCB card issuing in the country.
The Card has 4 different kinds of product, Universal Platinum credit card, Universal Gold credit card, Universal Silver credit card, and Universal debit card.
JCB offers platinum card members exclusive JCB platinum services, such as JCB platinum airport lounge service, JCB platinum Concierge Desk, and Special JCB platinum Hotel Services.
Myanmar is the 4th country in the Mekong region where JCB cards are issued, along with Thiland, Vietnam and Laos.