The social payments company iZettle has today announced that its card readers now accept Japan Credit Bureau cards, making it the first European mobile payments provider to offer JCB card acceptance.
“We’re proud to add JCB to our accepted cards for our card readers,” said Jacob de Geer, iZettle CEO and co-founder. “Millions of Asian tourists visit Europe every year especially in the summer. Now tourists don’t have to worry about carrying cash and iZettle customers don’t have to turn business away.”
Why is this such a big deal?
Well, not only does it open small and medium sized businesses in touristy areas up to even more business from tourists and travelling businessmen, the alliance they now have with JCB means that iZettle could move into the east with less trouble than some competitors.
It’s unknown if they do plan on doing such a thing, but their simple service would be able to function overseas and the inclusion of JCB should make it a popular choice as familiarity is also key to entering new markets.
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