Russia earned payment system Apple Pay

The visitor cafe is paying with the iPhone 7. Moscow, October 3, 2016

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On the Russian market started payment system Apple Pay from Apple. The new service is available for customers of the savings Bank — MasterCard cardholders

On Tuesday the savings Bank in conjunction with MasterCard launches a payment system Pay Apple. This is stated in a press release published on the official website of the Bank.

“Clients of Sberbank Mastercard cardholders can now use Apple Pay, which will allow them to safely and conveniently make payment online and contactless”, — stated in the message of the financial organization. To pay using Apple Pay in stores you with your iPhone SE iPhone 6 and more new models and Apple Watch, noted in the savings Bank.

That own Apple pay system will launch on the Russian market this week, previously reported by “Vedomosti”. The sources said the employees of banks and retailers for several weeks testing the system. According to the newspaper, among those who managed to use Apple Pay, the employees of the Bank, Alfa Bank, Sberbank, Russian standard”, retailers “Dixie” and “Victoria” and “M. Video”. In the words of one who participated in the testing, the system works flawlessly. Other interlocutor of the edition noted failures during testing, but said that commercial launch, they will be eliminated.

ApplePay was launched in October 2014 in the United States. In 2015, the system began to work in the UK, Canada and Australia, in 2016 — in China, Singapore, Switzerland and France. By the end of this year it should earn in Japan and New Zealand. From the 29th of September in Russia started a competitor to Apple Pay — a system Samsung Pay.

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