Discover, Cardinal Commerce Enable Card Payments for Chinese Consumers

Dec. 17, 2012

Last week, China UnionPay (CUP), Discover and Cardinal Commerce unveiled a partnership that will enable China UnionPay cardholders to use their cards to pay online at Discover merchants outside of China. In early 2013, Discover merchants using Cardinal Commerce’s Centinal Universal Merchant platform for e-commerce payments will be able to connect to CUP’s UnionPay Online Payments service.

“UnionPay’s close relationship with Discover and Cardinal will provide a secure payment solution for UnionPay cardholders at U.S. online merchants,” said Larry Wang, vice president of China UnionPay’s International Division. “UnionPay fully expects that cardholders in China, as well as UnionPay cardholders currently in the United States, will take advantage of this expanded shopping opportunity.”