The savings Bank has connected to the unified payment system more than 22 thousand vehicles in 64 cities of Russia — it allows you to pay the fare in public transport contactless credit card VISA, Mastercard or the World, issued by any Bank. Monthly number of trips on buses, trolley buses and the metro, paid by acquiring of the savings Bank exceeds 15 million.
“Development of cashless payment in Russia is one of the strategic priorities of the Bank. We intend to continue to increase the number of cities in which will be available for fare payment by credit card — said the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank, head of Unit “Retail business” Svetlana Kirsanova. — The use of modern non-cash payment technologies provides a number of advantages and passengers, and transport companies, allows you to create multifunctional systems that integrate different kinds of urban transport”.
Today, customers have the choice of how to pay the fare in public transport using contactless Bank cards or smart phone connected with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay.
The launch of contactless payments on the transport makes it possible to considerably reduce the time of passenger service, making the trip on public transport more comfortable. Payment by credit card allows passengers to save time by eliminating the need to purchase and replenishment of transport cards — because the payment is made directly from your Bank account.
Carriers service cashless fare payment allows you to improve customer service, reduce operating costs and increase collection revenue.
Thanks to the activity of Sberbank of transport Russia ranks first in the world in number of cities in which you can pay the fare in public transport, Bank card.
Public transport in Russia has traditionally been an area of predominantly cash flow, so this industry is among the top priorities of the initiative “Cashless world”, which the Bank implements in 2014. The ability to perform everyday payments using Bank cards is one of the main drivers of growth in cashless turnover in the country.
Recall that only in Voronezh every day on the route out of 170 units of public transport MUP “Voronezhavtotrans”, equipped with terminals of the savings Bank to accept credit cards. It’s 130 buses and 40 trolley buses. Since the beginning of the project, the number of transactions for payment card increased 15-fold (from 7 000 to 126 000 per month). Transport projects in the black soil region are also implemented in the Belgorod, Orel and Tambov region.
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