UnionPay Classic plastic cards
Today, UnionPay cards are accepted in 156 countries of the world. The total number of outlets accepting UnionPay cards is 27 million.
China UnionPay was established in 2002 as the national payment system of China. Shareholders of China UnionPay are all major banks of China.
Since 2005, China UnionPay began to engage in international business and UnionPay cards began to be accepted outside of mainland China.
In 2012, China UnionPay established its subsidiary UnionPay International, which is engaged in international business of China UnionPay.
Today, UnionPay cards are accepted in 156 countries of the world. The total number of outlets that accept UnionPay cards is 27 million, of which about 10 million are on the territory of China, and the total number of ATMs around the world is 1.9 million, of which 700,000 are in China. The most developed regions for receiving UnionPay cards are South-East Asia, Western Europe and the USA. For CIS countries, UnionPay cards are accepted in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
UnionPay takes the leading position in the world in terms of the number of cards in circulation.
Today, have been issued 4.7 billion UnionPay cards. Besides China, UnionPay cards are issued in 40 countries of the world. The number of cards issued outside of China is about 50 million.