Early refunds for UnionPay cardholders now available in France

Global Blue now offers UnionPay credit cardholders visiting France early refund options to claim VAT refunds before their purchases have been exported

Following its global launch earlier this year, Global Blue introduces early refund services for UnionPay cardholders visiting France. Launched ahead of the crucial Golden Week period, Chinese Globe Shoppers now have greater flexibility around when and how they are paid VAT refunds.

Global Blue now allows merchants to initiate refunds at point of sale and credit refunds direct to UnionPay cardholders’ accounts through In-Store UnionPay Refunding. This service means Globe Shoppers can choose to have VAT refunds transferred directly to their account the next working day, or deducted directly during the sale.

Global Blue’s complete range of services is now available to affiliated merchants in France, meaning UnionPay cardholders will have access to these new refund options when visiting the country.

Golden Week offers

Ahead of Golden Week, which begins with National Day on 01 October 2017, Global Blue and UnionPay International are offering UnionPay cardholders added incentives to shop Tax Free through a number of promotional offers. Available at 10 leading retailers, these offers are designed to provide even greater value to UnionPay cardholders. Full details of all UnionPay offers can be found here.

For more information, please see the press release