Visa began testing in Russia, the technology to use the smartphone to receive electronic payments. This reports the press service of the company.

“The new solution will help to expand the use of cashless payments, including self-employed Russians and enterprises microbusiness that will be able to accept payment for services without purchasing special equipment. In testing the technology involved banks VTB, MTS and PSB”, — stated in the message.

In particular, VTB said that the Bank will provide acquiring the appropriate mobile app SoftPOS.

For accepting cash payments must be installed on the smartphone operating system Android special app and continue to use the device as a payment terminal. The process is the same as when paying in a contactless manner. To make a payment to the buyer enough to make the phone seller contactless card or mobile phone connected to Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay.

“In the future we plan to provide this option to install an app not only for Android but also for all other brands,” — said the head of the Department acquiring, Vice-President of VTB Bank Alexey Kirichek.

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