JCB now has acceptance through Kazkommertsbank (Qazkom), which is one of the largest commercial banks in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the largest by assets in Kazakhstan.
The deal was built on the strategic relationship between Discover and JCB starting in 2006, which has enabled JCB card acceptance on the Discover Network in the U.S., and Discover card acceptance on the JCB network in Japan.
Kazkommertsbank is the leading bank with the largest network in the country. This arrangement opens up new possibilities for Kazkommertsbank, Discover Global Network, and JCB to expand their business. Discover Global Network, the payments brand of Discover Financial Services, will enable JCB cards to run on its network for all Qazkom acquired merchants. For Kazkommertsbank, the addition of JCB as a new payment brand into its network brings new sales opportunities, and wider JCB acceptance in Kazakhstan enhances payment convenience for over 100 million JCB cardmembers.
All JCB cards issued in 23 countries and territories will be accepted by Kazkommertsbank’s network via the Discover Global Network throughout Kazakhstan.
Kazkommertsbank is one of the largest commercial banks in the CIS and is the largest by total assets in Kazakhstan. The Bank provides a wide range of banking and financial services to corporate and retail clients across Kazakhstan and the surrounding region. Headquartered in Almaty, the Bank services its retail clients through a network of branches in 45 cities across Kazakhstan. Kazkommertsbank also has international banking subsidiaries in Tajikistan and the Russian Federation.