原文标题：UnionPay International Partners with GIMAC to Grow Financial Inclusion and Digital Transformation in the Region
关键词：马达加斯加 银联卡 受理
UnionPay International (UPI) and AccèsBanque Madagascar (ABM)
partnership concluded April 2019, resulted in ABM pioneering the first
domestic UnionPay card issuance in Madagascar. The bank followed this
major milestone up with another first for Africa, by being the first
domestic acquiring institution to offer direct connected POS devices to
the UnionPay network. The recent development will allow local merchants
to accept UnionPay cards in various ways, including physical cards,
contactless payments and QR code payments.
initiative will enable merchants in Madagascar to accept UnionPay cards
in the most cost-effective manner, thereby increasing the footprint to
meet ABM cardholders’ growing demands for safe and smooth payment
services via ultra-modern POS devices deployment,” Mr. Mikhail Velichko
explained, Managing Director of ABM.
and contactless payment being safer alternatives have experienced
unprecedented growth rates amid the Covid-19 pandemic,” Mr. Luping Zhang
said, “In answer to this, we at UPI are committed to offering safer and
smoother payment experiences to our customers. The direct POS connected
device solution chosen by ABM is certainly a very cost-efficient and
quick market option for prospective acquirers”.
AccèsBanque acquiring system will contribute significantly to the
market expansion and accessibility of UnionPay cardholders to the
payments infrastructure, throughout the country, adding value to
UnionPay’s global acceptance network covering over 52 million merchants
and 2.9 million ATMs across 179 countries and regions.
International is a subsidiary of China UnionPay acting for the
development and support of global businesses of the UnionPay. UnionPay
International offers high quality of cross-border payment services,
competitive and secured services to card owners worldwide and ensures
convenient and swift local services to an increasing number of merchants
and customers of UnionPay cards.
over 8.4 billion cards issued in 61 countries and regions, UnionPay
serves the world’s largest cardholder base. In Africa, UnionPay is
present in 50 countries, and realised domestic issuance in 12 countries.
Moreover, UnionPay has launched various innovative payment products in
Africa in response to the worldwide digital transformation and financial
AccèsBanque Madagascar, a commercial
bank which has been established in Madagascar since 2006, belongs to an
international group, the Access Group which brings together commercial
banks and microfinance institutions in 10 countries and regions in the
world, whose head office is in Berlin, Germany. Its mission consists of
giving to micro, small and medium sized businesses as well as to their
families and employees, accessible, responsible and diversified
financial services which satisfy their respective needs.