UnionPay Cards Accepted by All Taxis in Australia

Publish Time:2018-10-29 11:19:00Source:UnionPay International

【Introduction】:UnionPay International announced today that GM Cabs, one of Australia’s leading taxi payment facilitators, is rolling out UnionPay payment acceptance capability to its fleet of Eftpos devices. Thus, UnionPay cards will be fully accepted by all taxis in Australia.

UnionPay International announced today that GM Cabs, one of Australia’s leading taxi payment facilitators, is rolling out UnionPay payment acceptance capability to its fleet of Eftpos devices. Thus, UnionPay cards will be fully accepted by all taxis in Australia. Meanwhile, GM cabs has also commenced rolling out UnionPay mobile QuickPass acceptance capability, to enhance the payment experience of both Chinese tourists and students visiting Australia, as well as local Chinese residents.

According to data from the Australian Tourism and Education Department, China has become Australia's largest source of tourists and the number one source of international students. As the preferred payment brand for Chinese tourists and students in Australia, UnionPay is fully accepted at all the four major bank payment networks. Overall, 90% of ATMs and 80% of merchants support the use of UnionPay in Australia. Since this year, Australia's Jetstar Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and the official website of Meriton, Oak, Hyatt and other hotel groups have accepted UnionPay Online Payment services, which make it easier for cardholders to plan their trips in advance.

Meanwhile, in answer to cardholders’ change of payment habits, UnionPay International continues to expand the acceptance of its mobile payment service, QuickPass, in Australia. A UnionPay cardholder and blogger, “Poetic”, who visited Australia this August, used UnionPay QuickPass to pay the expense for sending postcards at the Great Barrier Reef. He also paid with mobile QuickPass at the local famous restaurant ‘Aero’. To date, 60% of merchants in Australia accept UnionPay mobile QuickPass. And during the Chinese National Day holiday this year, the volume of transaction made with UnionPay mobile QuickPass in Australia grew by over 2 times. The cooperation between UnionPay International and GM Cab has enabled more than 8,000 taxi payment terminals to accept UnionPay mobile QuickPass payment at the first stage, with a further 25,000 terminals to follow shortly. UnionPay cardholders are also able to book taxis via the “Rydo” mobile application.

UnionPay card acceptance in the South Pacific region has continued to increase. In New Zealand, almost 70% of merchants accept UnionPay cards, and more than 12,000 POS terminals support UnionPay mobile QuickPass. Countdown, the largest supermarket brand in New Zealand, now fully accepts UnionPay cards and supports UnionPay mobile QuickPass. Merchants such as gift shop ‘Aotea Gifts’ and healthcare retailer ‘Health Element’ have also enabled UnionPay QR code payment. In addition, UnionPay cards and UnionPay QuickPass payment is available amongst other South Pacific island countries, including Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

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