JCB expands its contactless acceptance in the Nordics

JCB proprietary data shows that JCB Contactless saw an over 30 % increase year-on-year in July 2020

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JCB expands its contactless acceptance in the Nordics. Source:

JCB International Co and Nets Group, the Nordic-based payment service provider, announce the latest expansion of their partnership to bolster JCB Contactless acceptance in the Nordic region.

JCB cardmembers can now use JCB Contactless on 244,000 merchant POS systems across Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

This growing partnership with Nets marks a significant increase in JCB acceptance in the region, built upon the previous rollout to 18,000 Nets merchants in Finland in 2020 and introduction of mobile payments in Denmark in 2016.

JCB cardmembers can tap their card or other JCB Contactless-embedded devices close to the merchant terminal reader for quicker payment without inserting the card.

International NFC payment protocols make it possible to enable JCB Contactless acceptance around the world, while EMV(R) technology ensures highly secure payment transactions.

By enabling this function across more merchants in the Nordics, JCB cardmembers will have increased access to secure and fast payment options when travelling in future.

We are happy to support contactless acceptance of JCB across the Nordics benefitting JCB cardmembers once they again can travel abroad. Contactless payments are already well-established at the point-of-sale in the Nordics. As a leading provider of digital payment services in Europe, it is paramount for us that we support the most preferred means of payment in the most seamless and convenient way as we know this helps to drive conversion and business for our merchant customers
Robert Hoffmann, CEO of Concardis and Nets Merchant Services

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