Sberbank has launched a payments support Apple Pay for Visa cardholders, shows the description to the update of the official client on the App Store. Previously the payment system was only available for Mastercard.
Apple Pay earned 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.
All this time the Bank had offered to Pay Apple for holders of Mastercard. First payments through Apple became available to Visa cardholders in November last year. The first payment service managed customers Visa “Alfa-Bank” and “Tinkoff Bank”, in December they were joined by cardholders Raiffeisenbank.
Apple Pay now supports fourteen banks (six of which works only with Mastercard) and the system “Yandex.Money,” according to the Apple website. The number of Visa cards in the total card portfolio of Sberbank by his representative does not call. In 2015, Visa accounted for 44.7% of all issued in Russia, payment cards, Mastercard – 49,4%, follows from the report of the National system of payment cards.
And customer reviews, and statistics use of the services shows that customers are happy with the services and incorporated them into their daily lives, rejoices the representative of “Alfa Bank”. I agree with him a representative of “Tinkoff Bank”. According to him, clients quickly get used to Apple Pay: if the first lot tested the system on small transactions, then the value of transactions and frequency of use began to grow.
At the same time Sberbank has launched a payments via Samsung Pay for its Visa card holders. The technology works on the same principle: the app “wallet” pre-installed on smartphones, is bound Bank card (its data is scanned by the camera or entered manually). To pay in stores by simply holding the phone to the payment terminal and the transaction the client confirms with a thumbprint and a four-digit code.