Payment service Apple Pay became available to Visa cardholders of banks VTB24 and “Opening”, the owners of MasterCard cards from Gazprombank, as well as Visa and MasterCard “AK BARS” Bank. This is stated in the official statement Apple.
First payments through Apple Pay become available to Visa cardholders in November last year. Be the first to use the payment service to managed clients “Alfa-Bank” and “Tinkoff Bank”, in December they were joined by cardholders Raiffeisenbank. According to reports, Visa accounted for 44.7% of all issued in Russia, payment cards, MasterCard – 49,4%.
Payment service Apple Pay launched in Russia 4 October 2016. It works anywhere that accepts contactless payments, from supermarkets and hotels to shops, cafes and restaurants. With Apple Pay you can also pay for purchases in many of the popular apps from the App Store.
To pay using Apple Pay in stores with iPhone SE iPhone 6 and more new models and Apple Watch. In apps and on web sites, Apple Pay allows you to make purchases with the touch of a finger on Touch ID. When making purchases in the app or in Safari, Apple Pay works on iPhone 6 and newer models, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and more new models. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac older than 2012 release installed on the computer system macOS Sierra.
According to statistics, most often using smartphones to pay at grocery stores, clothing stores and shoes, as well as in restaurants. The highest proportion of payments in the restaurants was recorded in Moscow. At the same time the capital’s residents are less likely to use Apple Pay in the grocery stores.