Russian payment system "Mir" launchedown service for contactless payment Mir Pay. Information confirmed by the National Payment Card System (NSPK). Owners of smartphones equipped with an NFC module are able to download an application for Android, allowing them to use contactless payment.
Mir Pay can use the clients of RNKB(Russian National Commercial Bank), Rosselkhozbank, Promsvyazbank, MKB (Moscow Credit Bank), SMP Bank, Center-Invest Bank, UBRD and Russia Bank. As promised in NSPK, until the end of the year, Mir Pay will be available in all POS terminals supporting this feature.
It is worth noting that in the past year billingthe Mir system failed to agree with Apple and Google about support of its cards in Apple Pay and Google Pay services. That is why its own analog was developed.
As the director of the National System assurespayment cards Vladimir Komlev, their solution is no worse than their foreign counterparts in speed and convenience of making contactless payments using smartphones. In addition, Mir Pay does not store card details and does not disclose them during transactions. Ensuring data protection complies with international standards.