VTB Bank completed the project of modernization of the turnstiles of the Moscow metro, providing them with the equipment to accept credit cards. Now all stations at least two gate, each lobby is equipped with readers to pay fares with Bank cards and other devices with contactless technology. The project was implemented with expert support from the international payment system Mastercard.

Service for contactless payments allows you to travel without buying a ticket. The passenger just needs to make a map or a smartphone that supports the option PAY to the turnstile reader. The service allows you to make a transaction and with the help of bracelet, smartphone and hours, including payment services Samsung Pay Apple Pay and Google Pay. After that, from the customer’s account will be debited the amount equivalent to the cost of a trip on the subway (for the operation you need to have sufficient funds). Processing solution for contactless payments provided by the company “Multicarta”.

“Today, the equipment 710 installed on turnstiles at all stations of the Moscow metro. Service contactless fare payment allows Muscovites and guests of the capital to significantly save your time. It enjoys great popularity at stations towards stations and airports, but with the development of contactless cards and technology PAY its demand is increasing in residential areas of the capital. A similar system is already provided with all stations of the Moscow Central ring”, — said the head of the Department acquiring, Vice-President of VTB Bank Alexey Kirichek.

In addition, in March of this year, VTB has won another competition for the provision of cashless payment in ticket offices and vending machines for the sale of tickets of the Moscow metro. The victory of the Bank in the competition will allow to provide uninterrupted services to residents for a period until July 2021.

In the context of the service VTB will ensure acceptance of Bank cards for fare payment in more than two thousand ticket offices and ticket machines, as well as provide the necessary equipment for cashiers consultants.

Head of passive sales and settlement products, senior Vice President of VTB Alexander Botsiev said: “the Continuation of cooperation with the Moscow metro indicates a high-quality banking services. Is providing passengers convenient and popular payment method, as well as prompt provision of all necessary reports”.

“According to statistics, the number of passengers that pay fares with Bank cards directly at turnstiles, rising an average of more than 6 thousand a week. From the beginning, the passengers of the Moscow metro and the Moscow Central ring pay the fare using contactless technology at the turnstiles more than 730 thousand times. It is almost 2 times more than for the whole of 2018”, — said the first Deputy head of the Metropolitan strategic development and client work Roman Latypov.

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