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JCB, Soft Space launch contactless Android payments

JCB Co. has entered an agreement with Soft Space, a Malaysian fintech, to develop a Tap on Mobile program that enables contactless payments at merchants which accept JCB cards. 

The technology lets merchants accept contactless payments using an Android mobile phone or a JCB contactless card, according to a press release.

"We are pleased to be working with Soft Space on this Tap on Mobile programme," Tac Watanabe, executive vice president of JCB's Brand Infrastructure and Technologies Department, in the release. "The Tap on Mobile is secure yet convenient for our customers and given the growth of contactless payment transaction and consumer smartphones worldwide, we believe that the Tap on Mobile will be the key initiative for JCB to drive our contactless agenda to grow globally."