Home» About UnionPay Established in March 2002, UnionPay is a bankcard association established under the approval of the State Council and the People’s Bank of China. At present, the Shanghai-headquartered UnionPay has about 400 domestic and overseas associate members. UnionPay International (UPI) is a subsidiary of China UnionPay focused on the growth and support of UnionPay’s global business. In partnership with more than 300 institutions worldwide, UnionPay International has enabled card acceptance in over 150 countries and regions with issuance in 40 countries and regions. UnionPay International provides high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world’s largest cardholder base and ensures convenient local services to a growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants. In 2005 UnionPay sets up its operation in the US to assure global cardholders visiting the US are able to use their cards at major and key merchants. Through various local agreements with networks and processors, our cardholders today can enjoy using their cards at over 90% of the US merchants. Seen as the new source of revenue by US merchants, UnionPay is also the preferred payment for over 800M cardholders worldwide. Call your processor today to make sure you accept UnionPay and start accessing this new type of revenue.