JCB Certified for U.S. EMV Chip Card Acceptance

J/Smart Application Identifier Achieves First U.S. Processor Certification

Los Angeles, CA JCB International Credit Card Co., Ltd., the Americas subsidiary of Japan-based international payment brand JCB Co., Ltd., today announced its J/Smart application identifier has been certified for EMV® chip card acceptance in the United States by Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services.

“We are extremely pleased to achieve our first U.S. EMV acceptance certification,” said Dan Skaling, executive vice president for JCBUSA. “JCB has been a leader in EMV card acceptance in markets around the world for the past 10 years,” added Skaling. “Being able to give our cardholders this same safety and security when making purchases in the United States is a top priority,” continued Skaling.

Combining J/Smart with other card brand application identifiers has minimal processor resource impact during certification, while providing a substantially broader EMV card acceptance footprint for U.S. merchants.

EMV is a registered trademark or trademark of EMVCo LLC in the United States and other countries.

About JCB International Credit Card Co., Ltd
JCB International Credit Card Co., Ltd, is a wholly owned subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., a global payment brand based in Japan. With 87 million card holders in 16 countries and territories, and an acceptance network of 26 million merchants across 190 countries and territories, JCB has been leading the card industry since 1961. The Company offers valuable customer-oriented products and services to meet and exceed diverse consumer needs and lifestyles across the globe.

JCB’s remarkable success is based on a superior reputation for providing high-quality service as a travel and entertainment card.

JCB International Credit Card Co., Ltd. Is responsible for expanding card acceptance and developing awareness for both issuing and acquiring business units throughout the Americas. Since its establishment in 1987, JCB card acceptance has increased dramatically in the United States and now surpasses 5.5 million merchant locations. JCB International Credit Card Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit