Thailand Menjadi Pemberhentian Pertama Standarisasi Kartu Chip UnionPay yangMulai “Mengglobal”

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SHANGHAI, Tiongkok, 19 Agustus 2015 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/ — UnionPay International
dan Thailand Bankers Association menandatangani Chip Card Standard License
Agreement di Bangkok pada 18 Agustus. Melalui kerja sama ini, standar kartu
chip UnionPay akan diperkenalkan kepada bank-bank lokal sebagai standar
industri perbankan Thailand. Thailand menjadi negara asing pertama yang
mengadopsi standar UnionPay sebagai standar kartu chip lokalnya.

Pada 2014, berdasarkan hasil tinjauan Thailand Bankers Association dan beberapa
bank komersil besar lainnya, standar kartu chip UnionPay menjadi standar yang
direkomendasikan untuk penerimaan dan penerbitan kartu oleh bank-bank di
Thailand. Saat ini, penandatanganan kerja sama lisensi standarisasi antara
UnionPay International dan Thailand Bankers Association menunjukkan bahwa
Tiongkok telah mencapai suatu terobosan yang signifikan dalam teknologi
finansial independen dan juga ekspor standarisasi. Selain itu, kerja sama ini
juga akan mendorong migrasi chip kartu debet dan kartu ATM di seluruh wilayah
Thailand.

Menurut Ge Huayong, Kepala UnionPay International, dalam rangka memperingati 40
tahun hubungan diplomatik antara Tiongkok dan Thailand, penandatanganan kerja
sama lisensi ini merupakan tonggak bersejarah bagi kerja sama finansial antara
Tiongkok dan Thailand yang ditandai dengan peningkatan kerja sama bisnis antara
UnionPay dan bank Thai dalam bidang kerja sama standarisasi teknologi. Standar
kartu chip UnionPay sesuai dengan standar EMV internasional. Melalui kerja sama
ini, industri perbankan Thailand mengalami peningkatan dari pita magnetik
menjadi chip dan sesuai dengan standar internasional, yang meletakkan dasar
yang kokoh bagi aplikasi yang inovatif dan layanan yang bernilai lebih dan
terus mengoptimalkan pengalaman para pemegang kartu.

Menurut Kobsak Duangdee, Sekretaris Jenderal Thailand Bankers Association,
program standarisasi kartu chip di Thailand ini sejalan dengan strategi Thai
Central Bank dalam mempercepat peningkatan industri kartu bank. Standar kartu
chip UnionPay dipilih setelah melalui rangkaian peninjauan yang ketat dan
konsultasi industri yang mendalam. Kerja sama ini diyakini akan mendorong
pengembangan industri kartu bank di Thailand.

Saat ini, kartu UnionPay diterima hampir di seluruh ATM dan sekitar 70% toko
termasuk department stores besar, bandara dan toko-toko bebas pajak, minimarket
7-11, jaringan supermarket, hotel dan berbagai lokasi wisata di Thailand.
Negara anggota ASEAN lainnya juga telah mengeluarkan izin penerimaan dan
penerbitan kartu UnionPay. Penduduk lokal di Singapura, Malaysia dan Thailand
menggunakan kartu UnionPay secara reguler dalam kehidupan sehari-hari dan
perjalanan internasional mereka.

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut : http://www.unionpayintl.com/

Sumber : UnionPay International


Thailand becomes the first stop of UnionPay Chip Card Standard that is ‘going global’

SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 19, 2015 (Antara/Xinhua-AsiaNet) —

UnionPay International and Thailand Bankers Association signed Chip Card Standard License Agreement in Bangkok on August 18. According to the agreement, the chip card standard of UnionPay will be introduced to the local banks as the standard of Thailand’s banking industry. Thailand has become the first overseas nation which adopts UnionPay standard as its local uniform chip card standard.

In 2014, with the review of Thailand Bankers Association and major commercial banks, UnionPay chip card standard became the recommended standard for acceptance and card-issuance for Thailand’s banks. Today, the signing of the standard license agreement between UnionPay International and Thailand Bankers Association shows that China has achieved a significant breakthrough in independent financial technology as well as standard export. Furthermore, it will push forward nationwide chip migration of debit cards and ATM cards in Thailand.

According to Ge Huayong, Chairman of UnionPay International, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Thailand, the signing of the license agreement is a milestone for financial cooperation between China and Thailand as business cooperation between UnionPay and Thai banks is upgraded to technological standard cooperation. UnionPay chip card standard is compatible with the international EMV standard. Through this cooperation, Thailand’s banking industry achieves the upgrade from the magnetic strip to the chip and compatibility with the international standard, which lays a solid foundation for innovative application and value-added services, and constantly optimizes the experience of the cardholders.

According to Kobsak Duangdee, Secretary General of Thailand Bankers Association, the chip card standard program in Thailand follows the Thai Central Bank’s strategy of accelerating the upgrade of bank card industry. The UnionPay chip card standard is chosen after stringent review and extensive industrial consultation. It is believed that this will promote the development of the bank card industry in Thailand.

Now, UnionPay cards are accepted by nearly all ATMs and about 70% of merchants including large department stores, airports and downtown duty-free shops, 7-11 convenience stores, chain supermarkets, dining hotels and tourist attractions in Thailand. The other ASEAN members have also enabled the acceptance and issuance of UnionPay cards. The local residents in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand use UnionPay cards frequently in their daily purchase as well as their international travel.

For more information: http://www.unionpayintl.com/

Source: UnionPay International