RZD, MasterCard and Alfa-Bank launch card for contactless payment

RZD, MasterCard and Alfa-Bank launch card for contactless payment


The passenger may address to the offices of the Bank and to issue such card. Thus, making purchases and travel arrangements on the card, you can accumulate points, which you can use for travel on trains fat.

MOSCOW, 8 Dec. RZD, MasterCard and Alfa-Bank launch card with contactless payment technology within train of the loyalty program, said Deputy Director General of “Federal passenger company” (FPC, “daughter” RZD), Dmitry Gorbatov.

“From December 10, any passenger can contact the offices of the Bank and to issue a joint MasterCard, Russian Railways, Alfa-Bank,” Gorbatov said Tuesday at a briefing dedicated to the presentation of this product.

Director for interaction with bodies of state power of MasterCard in Russia, CIS, Central and South-Eastern Europe Alexey Malinovsky said that, making purchases and travel arrangements, you can accumulate points, which can then be exchanged for trips in trains of FPC.

Head of unit “Retail business” Alfa-Bank Mikhail Povaly added that the programme will be offered the standard, “gold” and “platinum” credit cards and debit cards. According to him, to become owners of maps in the framework of the joint program of loyalty calculations may 7-10 thousand new customers per month.

Loyalty program “Russian Railways bonus” is valid since July 2012 and allows you to accumulate points for travel completed in the FPC and trains “peregrine Falcon”. Currently the program has registered about 1.5 million passengers. Previously, FPC has launched sobradinho card with Bank VTB-24 and Visa.