Bank Alfalah and UnionPay International launch acceptance of UnionPay Cards at Bank Alfalah’s Widespread Network in Pakistan

Karachi, July 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): Bank Alfalah, which is the largest acquirer of plastics in Pakistan and UnionPay International have launched the acceptance of UnionPay Cards in Pakistan. Through this strategic alliance which further expands Bank Alfalah’s acquiring footprint, UnionPay customers can now seamlessly use their UPI cards at Bank Alfalah’s widespread network of Point of Sale terminals country-wide.

Bank Alfalah’s President and CEO Atif Bajwa said, “Through this enhanced distribution, we seek to offer greater access and convenience to UPIs global cardholders in Pakistan. This is just another step by the Bank towards creating an enabling payment ecosystem that offers added value and ‘transacting convenience’ to users to meet their day-to-day payment needs.”

President –UnionPay International, Cai Jianbo said, “We are speeding up to expand our global acceptance network and UnionPay cards issuance overseas to improve our service for global cardholders.

China and Pakistan are friendly neighbors. To cater for the momentum of increasing exchanges between the two countries, UnionPay International is accelerating the improvement of UnionPay card use environment in Pakistan through cooperation with local institutions. Bank Alfalah has strong local market advantage in Pakistan and we hope to provide high quality service to visitors and local resident cardholders by deepening cooperation with Bank Alfalah”.

For more information, Contact:
Saba Karim Khan
Head of Corporate Communications
Bank Alfalah Limited
Tel: (+9221) 32423952, 021-111-777-786 (x) 2101