Japanese credit card firm JCB International has partnered with real-time digital payment software provider ACI Worldwide to boost merchant acquiring capabilities globally.

JCB has completed the global rollout of its Web API payment service, which also includes a dispute function.

This service is based on the full implementation of JCB’s ACI Secure eCommerce solution.

This solution helps in accelerating JCB Card acceptance across Asia and globally, for acquirers, merchants, and payments service providers (PSPs).

The Web API offers both authorisation and clearing capabilities to acquirers and the dispute function enables them to request representment as a remedy for chargebacks and receive chargeback alerts.

Acquirers and PSPs can help merchants provide JCB cardmembers with additional payment options after the full rollout of the Web API solution.

Over 35 million merchant locations around the world accept JCB, utilising ACI Secure eCommerce as its JCB Web API service.

ACI Worldwide EVP Debbie Guerra said: “The extensive capabilities delivered by ACI Secure eCommerce, including our mobile commerce software development kit, have enabled JCB to streamline and simplify operations while expanding their global reach.

“Building on our initial success with JCB and with the completion of this full rollout, we look forward to supporting JCB’s long-term growth and global ambitions.”

JCB EVP Kenta Seya said: “ACI Secure eCommerce, which underpins JCB Web API Service, is globally proven with merchants and PSPs across geographies, industries and verticals.

“JCB’s service, which supports both payments and dispute processing with its Web API, will help accelerate our expansion across Asia and around the world.”

Last month, SBI partnered with payments processor NPCI and JCB to introduce a new contactless debit card.