KAZAN, March 14. /Corr. Alexei Ugarov/. Residents of Crimea until the end of 2016 will be provided with cards of the national payment system “World”, issue of cards has already begun. In the course of the year on the Peninsula will be issued from 600 thousand to 1 million cards “the World”, told the correspondent of TASS General Director of “national system of payment cards” (nvqs) Vladimir Komlev.
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“This year in the Crimea will be released from 600 thousand to 1 million cards, and they will practically cover the needs of the region,” said Komlev.
According to him, because of the sanctions, Crimea remains localized area for Bank payments, and the card “the World” will be there very popular. “In Crimea, all the ATMs and terminals of the banks are already ready to reception of cards “the World”. Main card Issuer “Peace” on the Peninsula – Russian national commercial Bank (RNCB), which since March has already begun EN masse these cards to distribute,” explained the General Director.
As noted by the interlocutor of the Agency, in Russia mass emission of Bank cards “the World” will begin in September 2016, the end of the year banks plan to issue up to 16 million cards.
The company “NPCs” – the operator of the national payment system, established on July 23, 2014. 100% of shares of JSC “NPCs” belongs to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
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