MirPay became available in Russia.

Payment system “the World” has officially launched its own contactless payment service MirPay. At the launch of the service MirPay became available only to customers of several Russian banks. This was reported by representatives of the National system of payment cards (nvqs).

The possibility of contactless payment for purchases using the service MirPay made available to customers of the following banks:

  • The agricultural Bank,
  • Russian national commercial Bank (RNCB),
  • “Center-invest”,
  • “SMP Bank”,
  • “Russia”,
  • UBRD,
  • Moscow credit Bank (ICB),
  • PSB.

In the NBTS said that by the end of 2019, the Russians will be able to use the service MirPay in any POS terminal that has the option of contactless payment.

Representatives of the national payment system assured that by MirPay protected under international safety standards. Credit card users are not stored on smartphones and are not disclosed during the payment. A similar system is used in Apple Pay and Google Pay.

App MirPay to conduct contactless payments at the moment out only for Android. Do NBTS plans to launch apps for the iPhone is unknown.

Source: Statements.

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