The Center was first established as “National Debit Card Center” in 1983. In 1988, responding to the trend of financial liberalization and internationalization, the Ministry of Finance amended the “Regulations Governing Banks Conducting National Debit Card Business” and approved the issuance of credit card. Thus, the “National Debit Card” was transformed into “National Credit Card”; the Center’s name was changed to “National Credit Card Center”.
NCCC is a non-profit public interest entity and serves as a credit card domestic settlement and authorization switching center in accordance with the government policy. Also, NCCC establishes membership system that provides card issuing member institutions with centralized processing services including international credit card brand licensing and sponsorship, shared information system, as well as merchant network setup. With aim to promote the payment card industry development and to arrive at the goal of non-cash society in Taiwan, NCCC also strives to push forward innovative businesses for the payment card industry.