Visa began supporting Apple Pay in Russia

MOSCOW, 15 Nov — RIA Novosti/Prime. American Visa Inc., one of the two largest companies in the world for Bank cards, Tuesday, November 15, began supporting Apple Pay on the territory of Russia, said in a statement.

“Visa announces support for Apple Pay in Russia. Now Visa cardholders in Russia can enjoy a new convenient and safe payment method”, — stated in the message of the company.

In particular, the company reported that from November 15 to access Apple Pay got the Visa cardholders of Alfa Bank and Tinkoff Bank.

As noted by the General Director of Visa in Russia Catherine Petelin, contactless payments are becoming increasingly popular in Russia. According to her, the number of transactions on Visa payWave over the past year increased 4.5 times.

“We intend to continue cooperation with banks, trade and service enterprises and the regulator to introduce new innovative payment solutions in the Russian market, so that more Russians could take advantage of a safe, reliable and convenient payment methods in the usual outlets and online or using mobile app. Today we are pleased to support our partners in Russia to ensure the operation of the service, Apple Pay,” — said Petelin.

Apple Pay earned in Russia, October 4, it allows to pay for goods and services by Bank cards using Apple devices. For payment confirmation it is necessary to put the finger to Touch ID (reads fingerprint) device. Payment in offline stores is available via iPhone SE iPhone 6 and more new models and Apple Watch (to pay they need to bring the payment terminal). For online payments suitable for iPhone 6 and above, as well as the iPad Pro, Air 2, mini 3 and more new models.