Google has called the date of start of work Android Pay in Russia

Service Android Pay will be available to Russian users on Tuesday, may 23. To pay for goods with it will be the owners of the cards Visa and Mastercard from more than a dozen banks

Google officially introduced its system of contactless payments Pay Android in Russia, reports RBC with the company’s activities in Moscow. Application for payment via smartphone will become available for download on Tuesday, may 23.

That Android Pay will work in Russia in the spring of 2017, previously wrote RBC. The service is a contactless payment system based on the database of the payment service Google Wallet, which was introduced in 2011. Later, the development was renamed as Android Pay, her announcement took place in 2015 at the conference Google I/O. At the moment Android Pay works in the US, the UK, Singapore, Australia, China (Hong Kong), Poland, New Zealand, Ireland and Japan.

For work Android Pay you need to download the appropriate app from the Google Play store and bind the Bank card connected to the system. The payment system will be available to holders of Visa and Mastercard, Alfa-Bank, Raiffeisenbank, MTS Bank, Tinkoff Bank, VTB24, Sberbank, Rosebank, Promsvyazbank, Rosselkhozbank, Bank, banks “Opening” and “AK bars”, “Point” and “Russian Standard”, payment system “Yandex.Money.”

At the same time, according to marketing Director of Google in Russia, Dmitry Kuznetsov, the company does not intend to take a Commission. “We want to provide the entire ecosystem, to meet the needs of the user,” he said.

After that, the sales points that support contactless payments, you can pay your goods on hand, equipped with a contactless terminal. Payments security is ensured by PIN entry or a fingerprint scan if the device has a corresponding sensor.

The service works on smartphones, managed by the operating system Android version KitKat 4.4 and above with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication, allows you to pay for the goods, offering the device with a chip to the payment terminal). Also the payment system available on Google smart watch that supports Android Wear 2.0 and having a chip NFC (device, LG Watch LG Watch Sport and Style).

On the Russian market since the fall of 2016 to find other contactless payment services for smartphones — Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. According to the research company Mediascope, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay while not particularly popular in Russia. For example, only 8.6% of the respondents stated that they use these services.

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