JCB International
JCB Co., Ltd.
IndustryFinancial services
DefunctApril 30, 2018 (U.S. only)
HeadquartersMinato, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Worldwide (select regions)
Key people
Takao Kawanishi ( )
(Executive director)
ProductsPayment systems
Credit cards
Increase¥ 10.61610 billion
Number of employees
2,706 (2012)

JCB Co., Ltd. (, Kabushiki gaisha j? sh? b?) (an initialism of the company's former name, Japan Credit Bureau) is a credit card company based in Tokyo, Japan. It is accepted at JCB merchants, it also in a strategic alliance with Discover Network merchants in the United States, UnionPay merchants in China, American Express merchants in Canada, and RuPay merchants in India.


Founded in 1961 as Japan Credit Bureau, JCB established dominance over the Japanese credit card market when it purchased Osaka Credit Bureau in 1968, and its cards are now issued in 20 different countries. 69.26 million JCB cardmembers worldwide use their cards to purchase over US$62.7 billion of goods and services annually in 190 countries worldwide.[1] JCB also operates a network of membership lounges targeting East Asian travelers in Europe, Asia and North America.

Since 1981, JCB has been aggressively expanding its business overseas. JCB cards are issued in 20 countries numbering almost 9 million, in most countries JCB is affiliated with financial institutions to license them to issue JCB-branded cards. All international operations are conducted through its 100%-owned subsidiary, JCB International Credit Card Co., Ltd.

In the United States, JCB is not a primary credit card network such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. While the brand was primarily accepted by tourism-related businesses such as airlines, car rental companies, hotels, Japanese speciality retailers and select department stores it gained wider acceptance when on August 23, 2006 JCB announced an alliance with the Discover Network. The two companies signed a long-term agreement that led to acceptance of Discover Network brand cards at JCB point-of-sale terminals in Japan and of JCB cards on the Discover network in the U.S. This partnership became operational in 2011.[2]

Local JCB accounts in the United States were issued by JCB USA, and offered to residents of California, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii.[3] JCB USA stopped issuing JCB cards in the American market on January 8, 2018, and closed all current consumer credit card accounts on April 30, 2018.[4] Foreign JCB cards continue to work through the Discover network partnership.

Consumer cards


  • JCB The Class
  • JCB Gold The Premier
  • JCB Gold
  • JCB Gold Extage
  • JCB Standard
  • JCB Corporate Card
  • All Nippon Airways JCB Credit Card
  • Korean Air Skypass JCB Credit Card
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer JCB Credit Card
  • Delta Skymiles JCB
  • JTB Card
  • Honda C-card
  • Synergy JCB
  • AEON JCB Credit Card
  • APLUS Gold Credit Card
  • TS Cubic Card
  • Seven Card
  • Cedyna OMC. (Orange members club)


Prime bank JCB Credit Card


  • BOC CUP-JCB Credit Card
  • Bank of Shanghai CUP-JCB Credit Card
  • Toyota China Merchants Bank Credit Card
  • China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. CNY-JPY JCB Credit Card


  • JCB Standard
  • JCB Gold
  • JCB Platinum
  • JCB Precious
  • JCB Grand
  • JCB Eternity
  • JCB Debit
  • JCB Precious Debit

Hong Kong

  • Bank of East Asia Platinum JCB

South Korea

  • Shin Han NANO Card
  • KB Card Star
  • Lotte Card JCB
  • BC Card JCB


  • AEON Card JCB
  • Krungsri JCB Platinum
  • KBank JCB Platinum


  • BDO JCB Lucky Cat
  • BDO JCB Gold
  • BDO JCB Platinum
  • RCBC Bankard myDream JCB
  • RCBC Bankard JCB Classic
  • RCBC Bankard JCB Gold
  • RCBC Bankard JCB Platinum


  • UOB JCB Platinum Card


  • Maybank (BII) JCB Platinum Credit Card
  • BNI JCB Platinum Credit Card
  • CIMB Niaga JCB Ultimate Credit Card
  • BRI JCB Platinum Credit Card (roll-out starting in 2017)


  • Credimax JCB Classic Credit Card
  • Credimax JCB Gold Credit Card


  • Caixa JCB Único Card

United States

All JCB USA cards were discontinued and consumer account closed on April 30, 2018.

  • Marukai Premium JCB Card
  • Marukai JCB Card
  • Mitsuwa JCB Card


  • JCB Balance


  • Bank of Khyber JCB Debit Card



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