Bangkok Bank plans to issue a “platinum” credit card that carries the China UnionPay brand starting in February, a bank spokesperson tells CardLine Global. The bank says this card will be the first high-end credit card in Thailand to carry the UnionPay logo, but CardLine Global was unable to confirm the claim. The card launch coincides with the bank’s “recent receipt of a license from the Chinese government to operate Bangkok Bank China, a locally incorporated bank in China, which will open” in late December, the spokesperson adds. The cards in Thailand will have contact chips, the spokesperson says.

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