First online purchase with the help of Russian payment card “the World” was made by the client of the Bank “Russia” in the Crimea Tatyana Sidorenko, the message from the Bank, received . Living in Sevastopol Sidorenko in March I bought a ticket on the official website of the airline “Aeroflot”, the report says.
“It is symbolic that the first online transaction using the card “the World” made it the client of Bank “Russia”, a resident of the city of Federal importance Sevastopol”, — said the Executive Director of retail business of the Bank Maxim Druzhinin.
Currently in Russia issued about 8 thousand cards of payment system “the World”, said Wednesday the chief of Department on work with clients NBTS Alexander Krylov. She noted that 11 banks release such maps, over 30 — served by them, reports Kryminform.
“The world” — the first Russian national payment system. Its operator is JSC “nspc”. The first card “the World” were issued by banks — participants of the pilot project in December 2015. As mentioned earlier, the costs of banks to issue cards, “Peace” was higher than for Visa and MasterCard. The difference in price is 35-45% in favor of foreign payment systems, said the Director of Department of payment systems of SMP Bank Elena Bingonova.
In March, “Kommersant” reported that the Central Bank sent 51 Bank recognized as significant on the payment services market, encouraging them to accelerate the transition to a full-fledged functioning of the national system of payment cards. In the letter, the regulator asked to provide data on the timing of finalizing the cooperation with the “World” and stressed the need to ensure receipt of cards of this payment system in all outlets within their acquiring services and issue such cards to all state employees. The letter stated that to begin to produce maps it is necessary not later than 1 July. The Central Bank, commenting on this information, said that in conjunction with the NPS are working with the banks to ensure the availability of infrastructure for card acceptance “Mir”, and also in respect of issue of such cards to customers of the public sector.