Myanmar Payment Union (MPU), the sole domestic card-based payment system, will launch its online payment services in February 2015. Businesses wishing to use the service will have to bank with one of MPU’s 20 member banks and build websites for use by customers. Once built, these systems will allow secure, PIN code-protected online payments. MPU also intends to expand its services further through signing a bilateral agreement with China Union Pay in February 2015 that would allow MPU to produce debit cards that can be used internationally, with a similar deal likely to be struck with the Japan Credit Bureau.