UnionPay services since     June, 2011
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In Papua New Guinea, UnionPay cards are accepted at 90% of merchants and ATMs.

  • Papua New Guinea – Capital of Crocodile
    Papua New Guinea, an island country located in the southwest of the Pacific, possesses the most complete terrestrial ecological species in the South Pacific, a world of flora and fauna. In addition, the crocodile breeding industry there is very developed, for which it is also known as the “Capital of Crocodile”. The major residents in Papua New Guinea are Melanesians, divided into different tribes having over 700 kinds of language spoken, and the music relating to those languages is extremely abundant. The music and dance festival lasting several days is held on an annual basis. Why not take your UnionPay card (card number starting with 62) to appreciate the exotic charm of Papua New Guinea?
  • POS acceptance
    Merchants displaying the signage of  accept UnionPay cards.

    When using co-branded cards, you are advised to choose UnionPay as the routing option to be benefited from the special offers and services provided by UnionPay.

    Note:Some UnionPay card acceptors or acquirers route co-branded cards  to corresponding card shcem according to the card BIN, which means co-branded cards transactions aren't routed to UnionPay without selection by cardholders and merchant cashiers. Please refer to the transaction results for the information about transaction routing.
  • Cash withdrawal
    In Papua New Guinea, UnionPay cards can be accepted for withdrawing money at all ATMs of the major local bank BSP, Westpac and Kina.  Some ATMs offer the Chinese interface.

    Pleaserefer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPaycards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cashwithdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consultyour issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawalsinto several times which comply with the limit(s).
  • Charges
    ATM commission fee consists of two separate fees: 
    (1) Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult your issuer for details.
    (2) Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in Papua New Guinea: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in Papua New Guinea and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.

    Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
  • Tips
    Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
    Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
    Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
    Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
    If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.