UnionPay International announced on June 15 that Chen Jing is appointed to be in charge of UnionPay's business in the Americas. Prior to this appointment, Chen Jing was General Manager of the Products Department of UnionPay International. Miriam Park, the former head of the American market will be transferred to be General Manager of South Korea Branch.
According to PRNewswire that UnionPay International, CEO of Cai Jianbo, said in the US that, the personnel adjustment is made based on the company's business development and talent cultivation. We hope that, under the leadership of Chen Jing, UnionPay will reach in-depth cooperation with more mainstream institutions in the US, further expanding UnionPay's acceptance scope, enhancing acceptance quality, making new breakthroughs in card issuance, and promoting UnionPay innovative payment products and services in the market.
In North America, UnionPay cards are accepted at almost all the ATMs in the US. Also, cardholders can pay with UnionPay credit cards at over 80% of the local merchants or pay with UnionPay debit cards at merchants with PIN pads. In Canada, 90% of ATMs and more than 100,000 merchants accept UnionPay cards, while a number of daily spending merchants have supported UnionPay mobile QuickPass, enabling cardholders to pay by taping their mobile phones at the QuickPass terminals.
Meanwhile, UnionPay is making progress in Latin America, expanding its acceptance network to scenic spots, department stores, duty-free stores and restaurants favored by tourists. For instance, about 90% of ATMs in Mexico accept UnionPay cards for cash withdrawal, while 90% of merchants in Peru and 70% in Brazil and Ecuador accept UnionPay cards for payment. UnionPay cards were also issued in Surinam and Antigua.