The largest banking chain in Turkey, together with the nation’s 10,000 on-line retailers, have began accepting Russia’s Mir playing cards, in keeping with the CEO of Russia’s national payment system (NSPK), Vladimir Komlev.
“We would like to announce that today is a great day. Mir cards are now accepted in Turkey. Yesterday, the testing was finalized,” the chief mentioned, noting that the banking large Is Bankasi has over 6,500 ATMs throughout Turkey and operates the nation’s greatest buying community. An buying establishment processes credit or debit card funds on behalf of a service provider.
The Russian national cost card shall be accepted in additional than 40,000 commerce shops throughout Turkey. Komlev added that the operator of Mir is at present integrating the playing cards with one in every of Turkey’s oldest lenders, Ziraat Bank.
According to the CEO, the Mir payment system had initially tried to cooperate with Google Pay and Apple Pay to combine Russian playing cards into worldwide contactless payment techniques, however the operator mentioned it “felt a chilly attitude” from the American companies.
Last month, the state-run agency launched its personal contactless payment service, dubbed MirPay. The software is at present accessible on cell phones working on Android with Russia’s banking majors supporting the service.
The official mentioned that the launch of the contactless payment service by Mir operator “quickly sparked interest from Google Pay and Apple Pay” with discussions on integration resuming.