Jan 31, 2013
Hong Kong, January 28th 2013 - ASAP TRANSACTION Processing Corporation Limited (ASAP TP), a leading transaction processing technology provider, and PayEco Limited (PayEco), a pioneer of cloud-based mobile settlement services in China, today unveiled a strategic processing partnership for China UnionPay's (UnionPay) cards in a card-not-present environment targeting merchants across the border.
This alliance broadens the merchant base with a facility to authenticate and process UnionPay cards online in a secure manner, providing merchants with better access to the burgeoning Chinese e-commerce space which is projected to overtake the United States as the largest e-commerce market by 2015.
"Merchants need a strong solution which ensures ongoing compliance and competitive transaction technologies to better compete in the market. ASAP TP's mission has always been to provide merchant-centric services to our customers. The partnership with PayEco, as an official acquirer for the majority of UnionPay cards issued by China's nationwide commercial banks - re-affirms ASAP TP's position as a leading transaction processor and our commitment to servicing the Chinese consumers while transacting outside of their homeland." said Mr. Ajmal Samuel, President & CEO of ASAP TP.
PayEco, with its enhanced DNA mobile payment services which cover UnionPay card transaction for Mainland businesses ranging from ticketing, tourism and insurance to education; the partnership expands the settlement space and helps to increase UnionPay adoption by both consumers and retailers outside of China.
"With this new agreement, our merchant customers outside of China can reap more direct acceptance means on UnionPay cards, enabling merchants to sell more goods and services to Chinese cardholders; thus tapping into one of the largest markets for potential new customers," said Mr. Kenneth Cheng, SVP International Business of PayEco. "Also, we are delighted to be partnering with ASAP TP for the Company's multi-channel technology capabilities allowing for Chinese consumers with an easier way to transact wherever they are."
Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker