Sberbank started issuing contactless contactless card “the World”. About it reports a press-sorba Bank.
Active phase of the implementation of contactless technology in “Sberbank” has started in may this year, when the Bank transferred the majority of the cards its product line to “ascontact”. At the moment, the volume of contactless debit and credit Visa and Mastercard cards of “Sberbank” is 15 million pieces, which accounts for 11% of the total portfolio of cards issued by the Bank. Earlier, the Bank began an active modernization of its POS-terminal network for the new technology, thanks to which it is already possible to pay in one touch more than 900 thousand POS-terminals of Sberbank (over 80% of the Park) located in retail outlets throughout the country. Currently, all major Federal and regional trade networks support this technology. In the nearest plans of the Bank to provide one hundred percent coverage and to enable cardholders to pay for purchases in one touch in any sales and service point, which is on service in “Sberbank”.
“Ascontact” – it’s really fast, safe and convenient: people who pay “one touch” spending to pay in 2 times less time than when using a contact card in 3-4 times, than when paying cash. Very often we come for new card customers who see how quickly pay off with new technology other people. As a result, more than half of the owners of contactless cards regularly use them for payment. We are pleased that new technology has become available to millions of people who use the card “the World”, – said the Director of the division “Transactional business” of Sberbank Svetlana Kirsanova.
In the spring of this year, Sberbank translated the classic issue debit cards with contactless technology. By the end of 2017 all new cards of “Sberbank”, in addition to card instant issuance and electronic, will be contactless.