NPCs reported short-term failure of maintenance cards

Moscow. On 2 November. Cards some banks on Monday from 11:21 to 11:34 not serviced, reported the press service of the National system of payment cards (nvqs), the operational centre which serves the majority of Russian cards.

“In the conduct of nvqs planned works on installation of the software update have any emergency situation. In this period the card holders would not pass the operation on the card, this situation did not lead to withdrawal from the account”, – said the press service.

The representative of the NPCs said that the cause of the problem is resolved and now the system works in former mode.

After entering the U.S. sanctions against some Russian banks in the spring of 2014 Visa and MasterCard stopped servicing cards of these banks. Soon adopted the law on creation in Russia of the NPCs, which is owned by the CBR. Subsequently, the NPCs created operationally clearing centre for processing Russian domestic transactions by cards of international payment systems. In addition, the NBTS plans to start issuing its own cards in December 2015.