HO CHI MINH CITY & TOKYO, Apr 22, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Viet Capital Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Viet Capital Bank) and JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., a leading international payment brand based in Japan, has announced the launch of Viet Capital Bank JCB Corporate Card. Viet Capital Bank, which launched JCB Credit Cards in Nov 2019, becomes the first Vietnamese bank to issue JCB Corporate Cards, strengthening the strategic relationship with JCB.
JCB Corporate Cards offer high-security transactions with EMV(R) standard chip and 3-D Secure technology. Cardholders can access JCB’s acceptance network with 35 million merchants worldwide, receive privileges at selected merchants, and enjoy customer service at JCB PLAZA, an overseas service counter. Additional cardholder features include a free lifetime annual fee, a loyalty point program with 5 points for each VND 1,000 spent, and interest-free periods of up to 55 days.
Mr Ngo Quang Trung, CEO of Viet Capital Bank, said, “The collaboration with JCB, a leading global credit card issuer, plays a significant measure in our strategic plan to become a versatile, modern and customer-oriented bank focused on individuals and SMEs. The Viet Capital Bank JCB Corporate Card improves on numerous features in the SME banking market. We believe the JCB Corporate Card will not only be a hit in the Viet financial marketplace but also stimulate consumer interest in digital payments. Vietnamese consumer behaviour will require a trigger to accelerate the transformation from cash to cashless payments.”
Mr Kazuma Shukuin, Chief Representative, Representative Office of JCB International (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Ho Chi Minh City, said, “We are pleased that Viet Capital Bank is the first Vietnamese bank to issue the JCB Platinum Corporate Credit Card. Since late 2019, Viet Capital Bank has been contributing significantly to our business. Now our cooperation takes an exciting step towards the corporate sector, an important milestone in our concrete relationship with Viet Capital Bank. We strongly believe this collaboration is just starting, with upcoming opportunities for another impressive year ahead, especially after the COVID-19 challenge.”
*EMV(R) is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries and an unregistered trademark elsewhere. The EMV trademark is owned by EMVCo, LLC.
About Viet Capital Bank
Viet Capital Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Viet Capital Bank) was established in 1992. With many changes over 28 years of operation, Viet Capital Bank remains true to its foundation, assuring its position in financial and banking markets with products and services that meet the diverse needs of customers, business partners and company shareholders. With a comprehensive approach to sustainability and excellence, Viet Capital Bank strives to be “A versatile and modern customer-oriented bank focusing on individuals and SMEs,” as reflected in its Strategic Plan 2021-2023. Viet Capital Bank aims to be an innovative digital bank, and was honored for “Innovative banking products and services” by the Vietnam Outstanding Banking Awards 2020, IDG and the Vietnam Banking Association. Visit: vietcapitalbank.com.vn.
JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 35 million merchants around the world. JCB Cards are now issued in over 20 countries and territories, with more than 140 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/
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