|By JCN Newswire||
|March 20, 2013 10:02 PM EDT||
JCB offers JCB Guide smartphone apps for Hawaii, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, and Korea in Japanese. The JCB Japan Guide has been available in English since April 2012, and Chinese versions serve the 8 million JCB cardmembers living in mainland China and Taiwan.
"This app is designed for our customers living in Indonesia so they can take advantage of all the privileges available to JCB cardmembers in their own country. In the past we focused mainly on providing cardmembers traveling abroad with information on special offers in their destination," explained Tac Watanabe, Executive Vice President, Brand Infrastructure & Technologies at JCB.
Now that the economy and working population in East Asia and Southeast Asia are growing significantly, JCB is actively enhancing its cardmember base in partnership with local financial institutions to serve consumers in other markets in addition to Japan, China and Taiwan. Bank Internasional Indonesia is currently issuing JCB Platinum cards to preferred customers in Indonesia. "We hope the new smartphone app will make even more people want to apply for a JCB card because of the full lineup of services. JCB is planning on developing more special offers and privileges with merchants outside Jakarta and Bali, for example in Surabaya and Bandung in the near future," Watanabe said.
The app includes these major functions:
-- Restaurant, shop and other merchant search
You can search for over 100 merchants in Jakarta and Bali that give special offers to JCB cardmembers by map location, genre and merchant name. You can get a special offer by showing the merchant the screen and paying with JCB card. GPS locator function helps you find merchants near your present location. Offline search available for genre and merchant name.
-- Facebook and Twitter plugins so you can share your favorite shops, special deals and your experience at any time.
-- Free download from the App Store for iPhone (iOS 4.3 up).
-- JCB Privilege Guide Indonesia is available in English.
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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 over 23 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 16 countries and territories, with more than 78 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with more than 350 leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase 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, visit: www.jcbcorporate.com/english .
JCB International Co., Ltd. Ayako Tanaka, Masayasu Okada Corporate Planning Department +81-3-5778-8390 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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