As a Canadian merchant who accepts American Express, you can now accept JCB (Japan Credit Bureau) payments.

What is JCB?

JCB stands for Japanese Credit Bureau. JCB is the only international credit card brand headquartered in Japan, and is widely accepted around the world. The company entered a card reciprocal agreement with the Discover network which makes JCB accepted where ever Discover is accepted. Now, those who accept American Express now also have the ability to accept JCB.

Japanese Credit Bureau Logo
Japanese Credit Bureau Logo

You are automatically able to process JCB payments if:

  • you signed up with Helcim on or after November 16, 2016 and accept American Express payments
  • you have been with Helcim for longer but began accepting American Express cards on or after November 16, 2016

If this reflects your business, you can already accept JCB!

JCB processing rates match American Express. To get a full, in-depth overview of all American Express processing and interchange rates, check out our comprehensive chart. JCB transactions process at the same rates as American Express cards. JCB transactions will appear under the American Express section on your monthly statement, so you receive a totally transparent view of your payments.

There are many types of JCB cards. Below is a chart that includes every JCB Card and the associated country that merchants can accept:

CountryCards
JAPAN
JCB StandardSynergy JCBJCB The ClassSingapore Airlines KrisFlyer JCB Credit Card
JCB Corporate CardAEON JCB Credit CardJCB Gold The PremierDelta Skymiles JCB
JCB JALCARDAPLUS Gold Credit CardJCB GoldJTB Card
All Nippon Airways JCB Credit CardTS Cubic CardJCB Gold ExtageHonda C-card
Korean Air Skypass JCB Credit CardSeven CardCedyna OMC. (Orange members club)
CHINA
BOC CUP-JCB Credit CardToyota China Merchants Bank Credit Card
Bank of Shanghai CUP-JCB Credit CardChina Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. CNY-JPY JCB Credit Card
TAIWAN
JCB StandardJCB Grand
JCB GoldJCB Eternity
JCB PlatinumJCB Debit
JCB PreciousJCB Precious Debit
HONG KONG
AEON JCBBank of East Asia Platinum JCB
SOUTH KOREA
Shin Han NANO CardLotte Card JCB
KB Card StarBC Card JCB
THAILAND
AEON Card JCBKrungsri JCB Platinum
KTC JCBKBank JCB Platinum
PHILLIPPINES
BDO JCB Lucky CatRCBC Bankard JCB Classic
BDO JCB GoldRCBC Bankard JCB Gold
RCBC Bankard myDream JCB
SINGAPORE

UOB JCB Platinum Card

INDONESIA
Maybank (BII) JCB Platinum Credit CardCIMB Niaga JCB Ultimate Credit Card
BNI JCB Platinum Credit CardBRI JCB Platinum Credit Card (roll-out starting in 2017)
BAHRAIN
Credimax JCB Classic Credit Card
Credimax JCB Gold Credit Card
UAE
Najm JCB Gold
Najm JCB Silver
USA
Marukai Premium JCB Card
Marukai JCB Card
Mitsuwa JCB Card
AUSTRIAJCB Balance
PAKISTAN

Bank of Khyber JCB Debit Card

If you signed up before November 16, 2016

It's easy to add JCB to your account if you signed up before November 16, 2016. It just isn't automatic due to relationships between card networks and banks. Simply contact us and we can easily add JCB to your account right away.