I am travelling in the UK from Japan next month. I was wondering if many places accept a JCB credit card.
CreditCards.com, an independent, unaffiliated resource about credit cards in the United Kingdom, has this report on JCB:
Can I use a JCB credit card in the UK?
Leading supermarkets like Sainsbury's accept JCB, as do many shops and restaurants in London, like the East India Company, Emma Bridgewater, Ichiryu, Hawes & Curtis & Neal’s Yard.
Many UK based online retailers also accept JCB payment via Adyen, Elavon, SagePay, Wirecard, and Worldpay, as do merchants using mobile payment technology (like beauticians, builder, hairdressers, etc.) through iZettle.
For cash points, JCB global website notes:
As a JCB cardmember you can get cash in the local currency at ATMs around the world. All you need is your card and your PIN number to get a cash advance service. Look for one of these marks on the ATM: JCB logo and Cirrus logo
JCB Debit Cards withdraw transaction funds directly from your savings account at the point of use. They can be used at JCB merchants all over the world.
Barclays Bank PLC
Elavon Merchant Services
First Data Europe Limited
First Merchant Processing (Ireland) Limited
Lloyds Cardnet PLC
SIX Payment Services (Europe) S.A.
WorldPay (UK) Limited
JCB International (Europe) Ltd.