Sberbank became a participant of the national payment system “World”

MOSCOW, December 15. The savings Bank has joined the national payment system “World”, reported the press service of the Russian Bank.

“Sberbank intends to participate in the issuance and acquiring of Bank cards “the World”, – stated in the message.

In November the head of the National payment card system (NBTS) Vladimir Komlev said that he expects by December to sign contracts with 22 Russian banks for servicing of payment cards “the World”. According to him, in December there will be another 22 banks.

By the third quarter of 2016, the infrastructure for accepting cards of the payment system “Mir” will be close to the infrastructure that are leading payment gateways that operate on the Russian market, he noted.

The national system of payment cards (NBTS) was established on 23 July 2014 in response to sanctions from the United States and is the operator of the national payment card “the World”. 100% of shares of JSC “NPCs” belong to the Bank of Russia.

According to the Central Bank, for 2016 it is planned to produce 30 million national payment card “the World”. Issue card scheduled for December 2015.