Sberbank and MasterCard launched in Russia service Apple Pay

Sberbank and MasterCard launched in Russia service Apple Pay


Moscow. 4 Oct. Sberbank of Russia jointly with the MasterCard payment system on October 4, launches in Russia Apple Pay.

“Apple Pay becoming a driver of the spread of contactless payments in Russia and in the world. Many clients of Sberbank actively use new technologies and will increasingly prefer cashless and contactless payment with your smartphone,” the press service quoted Deputy Chairman of Sberbank Alexander Torbakhov.

The message explains that the system is Apple Pay secure and confidential. So, when you add to Apple Pay are not stored on the device nor on Apple servers – instead, it is assigned a unique number, device account, which is encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element chip.

“With the launch of Apple Pay, the card holders appeared safe and simple way to charge their favorite mobile device anywhere, any time and convenient way,” – press service quoted the head of Mastercard in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia Alexa Malinowski.

Payment platform Apple pay allows payment of goods and services by Bank cards using your iPhone. ApplePay was launched in the US in October 2014 after the market launch of the iPhone 6. This year this system was launched in the UK, Canada and Australia, in 2016, Apple plans to launch it in Spain. Singapore and Hong Kong. From September 29 to operate in the Russian Federation a competitor to Apple Pay – a system SamsungPay.

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