Akseptansi kartu kredit UnionPay di Eropa mencapai dua juta merchant

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SHANGHAI, Tiongkok, 5 September 2016 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/ —

Pada tanggal 2 September, UnionPay International mengumumkan, kini para
pengguna kartu UnionPay dapat melakukan transaksi menggunakan kartu UnionPay
(nomor kartu dimulai dari 62) di sekitar dua juta merchant di seluruh Eropa.
Khususnya, sekitar 70% merchant di enam negara destinasi wisata utama di Eropa
– Inggris, Perancis, Jerman, Italia, Swiss, dan Spanyol – telah menerima kartu
UnionPay sebagai alat pembayaran. Selain itu, akseptansi UnionPay juga
menjangkau mulai dari toko bebas bea dan pusat perbelanjaan, hingga destinasi
hiburan terkemuka.

Kini, UnionPay telah hadir di 38 negara/wilayah di Eropa. Hampir seluruh ATM di
Swiss, Austria, dan Islandia, dan lebih dari 80% ATM di Italia, Spanyol, dan
Yunani telah menerima kartu UnionPay. Di Perancis sendiri, kartu UnionPay
diterima di lebih dari 60% ATM. Para pengguna kartu UnionPay juga dapat
melakukan penarikan uang di Islandia, Finlandia, dan Swedia.

Tahun ini, negara-negara yang berada di timur laut dan selatan Eropa menjelma
menjadi kompetitor bagi negara-negara destinasi wisata besar di Eropa seperti
Perancis dan Jerman. Untuk itu, UnionPay telah memperluas jangkauannya ke
negara-negara seperti Italia dan Spanyol, dimana masing-masing 130.000 dan
90.000 merchant telah menerima kartu UnionPay, sehingga menjadikan akseptansi
UnionPay masing-masing mencapai 60% dan 70%. Selain itu, semakin banyak
merchant di Inggris yang telah menerima kartu UnionPay. Perkembangan akseptansi
UnionPay di Denmark dan Belanda juga cukup signifikan, dimana merchant dari
masing-masing negara telah mencapai 90% dan 60%.

Kartu UnionPay tak hanya diterima di pusat-pusat perbelanjaan, toko bebas bea,
dan outlet fashion saja, tapi juga berbagai destinasi kuliner dan hiburan,
seperti Michelin Restaurant di Paris, Madame Tussaud’s di Belanda, dan berbagai
toko buku dan suvenir di Louvre, Versailles, Musee d’Orsay, Museu Picasso, dan
Musee de l’Orangerie. Di tahun ini saja, sekitar 20% merchant tambahan di
Perancis yang telah menerima kartu UnionPay adalah restoran dan hotel.

Di tahun ini, banyak merchant di Eropa yang menawarkan berbagai privilege
menarik bagi para pengguna kartu UnionPay. Merchant-merchant tersebut meliputi;
toko bebas bea di bandara, pusat perbelanjaan, dan desa diskon di Inggris,
Italia, Finlandia, Jerman, dan Spanyol; Guy Savoy Michelin Three-star
Restaurant di Paris; HIX Restaurant of Brown Hotel di London; Platea di Madrid;
Madame Tussaud’s di Amsterdam; dan Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles di Belanda.

Setelah berbelanja di merchant yang telah ditunjuk, diantaranya Global Blue,
Premier Tax Free dan Tax Free Worldwide di 31 negara Eropa, pemegang kartu bisa
memasukkan Formulir Aplikasi Restitusi Pajak ke kotak surat perusahaan
restitusi pajak di bandara untuk mengklaim pengembalian pajak melalui kartu
kredit UnionPay.

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

Sumber: UnionPay International


Two million merchants in Europe accept UnionPay cards

SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 5, 2016 (Antara/Xinhua-AsiaNet) —

UnionPay International announced on September 2 that, consumers can now pay with UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62) at about two million merchants in Europe. In particular, over 70% of the merchants in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Spain, the six major tourist destinations, accept UnionPay cards, and UnionPay’s acceptance footprint expands from duty free shops and department stores to more catering and entertainment establishments.

Now, UnionPay has presence in 38 countries and regions in Europe. It is convenient to withdraw cash with UnionPay cards there. Almost all the ATMs in Switzerland, Austria, and Iceland, and over 80% of the local ATMs in Italy, Spain and Greece, accept UnionPay cards. In France, UnionPay cards are accepted at over 60% of ATMs. Cardholders can also withdraw cash with UnionPay cards in Ireland, Finland and Sweden.

This year, countries in Northeastern and Southern Europe become competitive rivals to traditional tourist destinations like France and Germany. UnionPay’s acceptance footprint in these countries has witnessed remarkable improvement: there are 130,000 and 90,000 more merchants in Italy and Spain accepting UnionPay, making UnionPay’s merchant coverage reach 60% and 70% respectively. More merchants in the UK are also accepting UnionPay. About 90% of merchants in Denmark and 60% of merchants in the Netherlands also accept UnionPay.

With more tourists travel independently, more types of merchants are accepting UnionPay: not only department stores, duty free shops and brand stores, but also catering and entertainment establishments, including Michelin Restaurants in Paris, Madame Tussaud’s in Amsterdam, and bookstores and souvenir shops of Louvre, Versailles, Musee d’Orsay, Museu Picasso, Musee de l’Orangerie. This year in France, about 20% of the merchants that newly accepted UnionPay are restaurants and hotels.

Within this year, many European merchants provide exclusive offers for UnionPay cards. These merchants include airport duty free shops, department stores and discount villages in the UK, Italy, Finland, Germany and Spain, Guy Savoy Michelin Three-star Restaurant in Paris, HIX Restaurant of Brown Hotel in London, Platea in Madrid, Madame Tussaud’s in Amsterdam, and Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles in the Netherlands.

After shopping at appointed merchants of Global Blue, Premier Tax Free and Tax Free Worldwide in 31 European countries, cardholders can put the Tax Refund Application Form into the mailbox of the tax-refund company at airport to claim for tax refund via UnionPay credit cards.

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

Source: UnionPay International