Cards: UnionPay grows in Canada

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -


se­nior Pay card ac­cep­tance would be avail­able to Moneris mer­chants who sign up for the UnionPay card plan.

Moneris will en­able UnionPay card ac­cep­tance to its 350,000 mer­chants across Canada, with mer­chants lo­cated in ma­jor cities in­clud­ing Toronto, Van­cou­ver and Mon­treal, cov­er­ing re­tail, travel, en­ter­tain­ment and other ser­vices fre­quently vis­ited by Chi­nese trav­el­ers to Canada and lo­cal res­i­dents. Cur­rently, UnionPay cards have been ac­cepted by 85 per­cent of ATMs and more than 15,000 mer­chants in Canada, cov­er­ing air­port duty-free stores, health­care prod­ucts stores and brand chain stores.

UnionPay card cross-bor­der tu­ition pay­ment ser­vice is also avail­able in dozens of ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion providers in Canada.

More­over, UPI is also speed­ing up UnionPay card is­suance and cross-bor­der on­line pay­ment ser­vice in the coun­try.

In ad­di­tion, UnionPay card­hold­ers can also en­joy priv­i­leges and con­sid­er­ate ser­vices in the duty- free stores at air­ports in Toronto and Van­cou­ver.

In re­cent years, the use of UnionPay card in North Amer­ica has be­come in­creas­ingly con­ve­nient. In ad­di­tion to the large num­ber of ATMs and mer­chants in Canada that have been en­abled for UnionPay card ac­cep­tance, well-known on­line mer­chants are also en­abled, in­clud­ing Tian­bao Travel, Tianma Travel, Po­lar Bear Canada. More­over, dozens of col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties have en­abled cross-bor­der on­line tu­ition pay­ment.

In ad­di­tion, in the US, card­hold­ers can use UnionPay cards at more than 90 per­cent of ATMs and 80 per­cent of mer­chants. Pay­ments can be made not only with UnionPay credit cards through sig­na­ture verification but also with UnionPay debit cards at mer­chants equipped with a pin pad. UPI is a sub­sidiary of China UnionPay fo­cused on the growth and sup­port of UnionPay’s global busi­ness.

In part­ner­ship with more than 300 in­sti­tu­tions world­wide, UnionPay In­ter­na­tional has is­sued more than 4.7 bil­lion UnionPay cards in over 150 coun­tries and re­gions with is­suance in 40 coun­tries and re­gions.

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