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EMP launches JCB card acceptance in Jordan

Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) and JCB International (JCBI) have announced the launch of JCB card acceptance at more than 15,000 locations in Jordan, including all of the company's point of sale (POS) terminals in the country.

The agreement between EMP and JCBI will see EMP provide merchant acquiring services for JCB cards in Jordan. EMP already works with more than 130 banks and 30,000 retailers in the region, providing a range of payments services, such as merchant acquiring, card issuing and network processing, across 45 countries in the Middle East and Africa.

As of today JCB cardmembers will be able to pay using their card at any location that has an EMP POS terminal which accepts all the various cards payments in Jordan.

Commenting on the announcement, Paul Edwards, Executive Chairman of EMP, said: "EMP is delighted to be working with JCBI as it expands its global range of cards into the Middle East and Africa. EMP has a broad network in the region, across all parts of the payment chain. This deep expertise allows us to provide a first-class service to merchants, card users and card issuers."

Hassan Mayassi, CEO of EMP Jordan, added: "Accepting payment cards attracts customers, increases sales, improves customer satisfaction and reduces cash costs. EMP’s partnership with JCBI will bring significant advantages for our merchant acquiring business, and will also allow us to offer customers in the region more benefits on card payments."

Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President of JCBI commented: "JCBI is very pleased to partner with EMP. Jordan is increasing in its importance as a destination for our cardmembers both from within the region and internationally. Our partnership with EMP will ensure that our cardmembers are able to use the JCB cards at all merchant locations that have EMP POS within the country."