In Q1 2015, China UnionPay’s total transaction value exceeded USD$1.9 trillion globally according to the latest data, which also means China UnionPay surpassed VISA for the first time in transaction value, becoming the biggest card liquidation organization in the world. According to the financial report of VISA, the total transaction value of VISA was USD$1.75 trillion in Q1 2015.
Besides, in terms of the number of issued cards by China UnionPay, it has already surpassed VISA, becoming the biggest international bank organization by total number of issued cards and transaction value in Q1 2015.
At present, China UnionPay card can be used in 150 foreign countries and regions with over 26 million merchants and 1.8 million ATMs all over the world. China UnionPay issued 5 billion cards in 40 foreign countries.
In 2014, China UnionPay debit card and credit card’s total transaction volume increased by 52.3%. Further, it is still keeping rapid development in transaction volume.