It is one of the most well-known credit card brands in the world and is issued in cooperation with banks. Debits from the card account are provided electronically or in e-Commerce and mail order processes.
MasterCard is one of the leading credit cards worldwide. Acceptance of MasterCard is very high, particularly in Europe and especially in Austria.
JCB is the largest credit card issuer and customer acquirer in Japan. The card is most popular in Japan and Korea, although it is also widely used in Taiwan, Thailand and some Gulf States. Providers of products and services in cities and tourist destinations in Europe would be well advised to accept JCB.
As China's number one, Union Pay has been the world’s fastest growing credit card brand for many years. Cardholders particularly appreciate the open and flexible credit limit.
Special cooperative partnerships in the lifestyle, golf and tourism sectors make the Diners Club card an exclusive means of payment which frequent travellers and business customers like to use.
Owing to its additional insurance and special benefits, the exclusive credit card brand, American Express (Amex), is a favourite payment method for travellers.
Electronic direct debiting (ELV) with a signature and the Maestro card is a very popular and secure process. It can be used by guests from Germany and Austria and can be immediately activated in accommodation businesses (hotels, guesthouses …).
V PAY is a debit card developed by VISA Europe which has been tailored to the requirements of the Single European Payments Area (SEPA) with its EMV chip. There are 16 million cards in Europe in the meantime. No technical changes to the terminal are required to accept the card.
Maestro is the leading international debit card with more than 300 million cardholders in Europe.