App Store started to accept UnionPay cards in China




App Store users in China can use bank cards China UnionPay – the national payment system. Biggest Banks Association of China now serves as a payment instrument in the Chinese app store Apple.


“The ability to purchase applications and make payments via UnionPay was one of the most popular services for our customers in China,” – said the vice president of Apple’s Internet services Eddy Cue. He noted that China is the second largest market for app downloads the American corporation.

UnionPay Established in 2002, the State Council and the People’s Bank of China. In 2013, the payment system has processed card payments by 32.2 trillion yuan ($ 5.3 trillion), which is 48% more than in 2012. UnionPay have produced over 3.8 billion cards. The share of the market UnionPay international payments is 51%. For comparison: in Russia has issued 218 million cards of all systems.


Support UnionPay means that Chinese people can now connect credit cards of this system in the App Store and use them to pay for mobile games and applications. In addition to China UnionPay App Store supports cards Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Bank of China.

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