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“Magnet” is the first in Russia begins to introduce Apple Pay in stores

On Tuesday the savings Bank in conjunction with MasterCard launched in Russia Apple Pay. Retail network “Magnit” first announced support for payment service Apple for iPhone and Apple Watch. About it reported in a press-service of the company.

“Magnet” has become the first retailer that will provide customers the ability to pay for goods at all modern offices in a contactless manner. The main advantages of the service is convenience, safety and privacy.

“All payment terminals that we purchase and install at the checkout in our stores equipped with contactless module. This means that the visitor with your Apple device to the terminal, can make purchases with one touch using Touch ID. When you purchase up to 1000 rubles to enter a pin is not required. This will reduce queues at the box office and make the process of payment is simple and convenient,” — said financial Director of “Magnit”: Khachatur Pombukhchan.

This method of payment compared to ordinary card is more secure thanks to fingerprint recognition and the use of hardware based encryption. Promote new services will contribute to the broad geography of the network “Magnet” — it will benefit the residents almost 2,500 localities in Russia.

Apple Pay works on the iPhone, since the iPhone 5, and Apple Watch. With Touch ID you can pay for tangible goods and services, including clothes, electronic devices, products for health and beauty, tickets and more.

ApplePay was launched in October 2014 in the United States. In 2015, the system began to work in the UK, Canada and Australia, in 2016 — in China, Singapore, Switzerland and France. By the end of this year it should earn in Japan and New Zealand.

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