Payment service Samsung Pay from December 1, will work with Visa cards in Russia. This is stated in the press release of Samsung.
Thursday Samsung Pay will be available to customers of the three banks – Alfa Bank, MTS Bank and Raiffeisenbank. Until the end of the year the service will join VTB 24.
“Since December 1, 2016, customers of JSC “Alfa-Bank”, PJSC “MTS”, JSC “MTS-Bank”, JSC “Raiffeisen Bank” will be able to add your Visa card in the Samsung Pay. Until the end of 2016, Samsung Pay will be available to Visa cardholders of Bank VTB 24″, – stated in the message.
Samsung Pay works in Russia since the end of September together with several partner banks with MasterCard. The mobile payment service can be used to make purchases using Samsung phones anywhere that accepts credit cards.
Since October, Russia has a similar service Apple Pay on the iPhone and Apple Watch. During the first month, they could only use the MasterCard cardholders in the savings Bank, since November have connected to the system 8 financial institutions, including “Tinkoff” and”Alfa-Bank” and “Yandex.Money.”
In mid-November payments through Apple Pay become available to Visa cardholders. First to payment service customers of”Alfa-Bank” and “Tinkoff Bank”. Further plans of cooperation with Russian banks in Apple does not reveal.