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UnionPay introduces new online payment system UPOP for Discover merchants

Bankcard association China UnionPay has introduced its UnionPay Online Payments (UPOP) service for Discover’s merchants to help Chinese shoppers purchase online at the websites of participating Discover merchants.

UPOP is an e-commerce system, which offers UnionPay cardholders a safe and secure way to make purchases online across the globe.

The payment technology will be offered to Discover’s merchants, in early 2013, leveraging the Centinel Universal Merchant Platform through Cardinal, known for its authenticated payment transactions.

The easy to use system does not require any implementation or change, allowing traders to be accessible to the 3.2 billion UnionPay card holders, instantly.

China UnionPay international division vice president Larry Wang said the company anticipates that cardholders in China, as well as UnionPay cardholders currently in the US, will benefit from the service.

China UnionPay manages the national inter-bank clearing and settlement system, develops the global UnionPay Card acceptance network, endorses the issuance and usage of the UnionPay Card as well as other innovative payment technologies.