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UnionPay cards can be smoothly used at 179 countries and regions worldwide.

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UnionPay services since       May, 2006

Local service hotline           00-800-4414-9913


In Greece, UnionPay cards are accepted at 70% of merchants and 80% of ATMs.

 


  • Greece – Country of Aegean Civilization
    What will jump into your mind if you close your eyes and then think of Greece, ripples on the Aegean Sea or stretches of beach along grand coastline? thousands of islands explored on diving or continuous mountains covered by dense forest? Of course, imagination is limited. Why not take your UnionPay card (card number starting with 62) to see that personally? In Greece, your good imagination will come true.

  • POS acceptance
    In Greece, UnionPay cards are accepted at 70% merchants., including the merchants frequently visited by tourists in the shopping districts in Athens, Santorini and Mygonos. Since that some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.
     
    When using co-branded cards, you are advised to choose UnionPay as the routing option to be benefited from the special offers and services provided by UnionPay.
     
    Paying with UnionPay credit card at some local merchants requires no PIN. Cardholders can complete the payment following the instruction of the cashier. You can also refer to relative service guide at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Service Guide for Overseas Using of UnionPay Credit Card without PIN". 
  • Cash withdrawal
    In Greece, 80% of ATMs of Piraeus Bank,Alpha Bank,Eurobank,Postbank and Euronet accept UnionPay cards. There are the signage of  ,, or  on these ATMs or the ATM screen. Some ATMs provide the interface in Chinese.
     
    Please refer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPay cards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several times which comply with the limit(s).
  • Charges
    No conversion fee is applied to payments or cash withdrawal made by UnionPay cards or via UnionPay network. The transaction value in local currency will be directly converted to RMB based on the market exchange rate, and debited directly from cardholders’ RMB account.

    There are no ATM commission fee charged by local banks in Greece nor by UnionPay, but possibly by some issuing banks. Please refer to your issuer to know the service fee details

    Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.

  • Tips
    Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
    Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
    Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
    Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
    If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.
  • Introduction of Overseas Tax Refund
        UnionPay has launched the UnionPay card (card number starting with 62) overseas tax refund service in cooperation with Global Blue 、Premier Tax Free 、Tax Free Worldwide and GB Tax Free that are the world’s largest tax refund institutions. Such service covers 38 countries and regions. Furthermore, in addition to Global Blue, UnionPay has cooperated with local tax refund institutions in South Korea such as KTIS, Global Tax Free and Easy Tax Refund, all of which may refund taxes directly to UnionPay card accounts. You can apply for tax refunds when shopping in oversea stores only if they are labeled the following logos of tax refund cooperative institutions.
    Global tax refund institutions:   
        If you are using the Premier tax refund service, you can check the Premier global refund points and tax refund progress on Premier Tax Refund Inquiry.

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  • Tax Refund of UnionPay Cards upon Returning
    UnionPay International cooperates with United Money to launch the service of tax refund on return. If UnionPay cardholders shop in designated stores of tax refund in EU countries, it’s available to apply for tax refund upon returning after having tax return form stamped by the customs. The tax-refund process is simple in operation, rapid to the account and available to exempt the trouble of queuing. (The service is only applicable for UnionPay cards issued in Mainland China.)

    Click the following link for tax refund upon returning:
    http://www.unionpayintl.com/cn/serviceCenter/overseas/drawback/haiwai.shtml, and have more understanding of tax refund application, tax refund progress and tax refund branches.
  • More considerate services offered by UnionPay Card
    UnionPay Card Emergency Cash Assistance Service
    UnionPay cardholders can call the hotline of the issuing bank or local UnionPay hotline to apply for an emergency cash assistance capped at the equivalent of USD 5,000 if they are experiencing emergencies like lost or malfunctioning cards.

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