Burmese debit cards to go global

Customers of Burmese banks will soon be able to use their debit cards all over the world, thanks to a new deal between the Myanmar Payment Union and Japanese credit card company JCB. Co-branded cards featuring chip technology will be released in the next three to six months, according to a report in Burmese state media, and will allow holders to make payments throughout JCB’s network of 27 million merchants in 190 different countries.