JCB, an international payment brand, has announced that JCB Co., Ltd. is teaming up with NTT DoCoMo Shikoku, Inc. and Symbol Tower Development Corporation to offer QUICPay Mobile contactless payment service at 23 stores and restaurants in Takamatsu City's Symbol Tower this month. The service is targeted to more than 1,500 office workers in the building, and is available to the general public as well, designed to enable users to make purchases in the building's shopping and dining areas by waving their mobile phone at the cash register.
QUICPay is a payment solution designed for locations where speed and convenience are important. Launched by JCB in 2003, it is designed to leverage offline processing so that a purchase can be made quicker than payment by cash. A part of the customer's existing credit limit is assigned to an IC chip, which may be embedded in a plastic card or in a mobile phone handset as in the current option launched at Takamatsu Symbol Tower. Another feature is that QUICPay purchases are linked to the cardholder's existing JCB credit card account so that users can earn loyalty points on daily purchases.
Other recent advances in JCB product development include the OfficaTM corporate solution, as well as projects involving biometric authentication.