Credit Cards From Japan Credit Bureau
Japan Credit Bureau, usually abbreviated
as JCB, is a credit card company based in Tokyo, Japan. Its English
name is JCB Co., Ltd. The abbreviation is sometimes thought to stand
for Japan Commerce Bank, but this is incorrect.
JCB Dominated the Japanese Credit Card Market
Founded in 1961, JCB established dominance over the Japanese credit
card market when it purchased Osaka Credit Bureau in 1968. JCB
cards are now accepted by 11 million merchants in 189 countries,
and are commonly accepted at hotels and upscale shopping outlets
in major cities around the world. JCB also operates a network
of membership lounges targeting Japanese, Chinese, and Korean
travelers in Europe, Asia, and North America.
JCB Co., Ltd. In The United States
In the United States, JCB is accepted primarily at businesses concerned
with travel and hospitality (such as airlines, car rental companies,
and hotels), but increasingly also at businesses such as department
stores, gas stations, and Japanese specialty retailers such as
Mitsuwa and Marukai. JCB accounts in the US are issued by JCBUSA.
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