In Russia today, released more than 4 million cards of the national payment system “World”. About it as transfers TASS, said the Director of the national payment system Department, Bank of Russia Alla Bakina at a meeting with the Communist faction in the state Duma.

“As for the issue of cards, the cards will be issued the credit institution, they are now released, we have to date issued more than 4 million cards “the World,” she said.

According to Bacinol, the card “the World” now emit 333 of the Bank, including VTB, Sberbank, Gazprombank and Bank “Discovery”.

Earlier it was reported that by the end of 2017 the number of cards “the World” can reach 24 million units. In December 2016, the Chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina said that in 2017 can be issued 20 million cards “the World”. By the end of 2016, issued about 2 million such cards.

The Russian government, recall, has decided to establish a National system of payment cards (nvqs) in the spring of 2014 after some Russian banks hit by us sanctions, Visa and MasterCard, subject to the requirements of the United States, for some time ceased to serve these banks issued cards.

In July 2014, was established nvqs, the operator of the national payment system “World”. From April 2015, the NPCs started to work in Russia.

Central Bank and the government intend to begin the translation of citizens who receive funds from the state funds (Pension Fund, social insurance Fund etc.) on the card “the World” from January 1, 2018, and to complete it until July 2018.

Nvqs in the fall of 2015 set tariffs, in some cases, lower in comparison with the international payment systems. However, it appeared that tariffs still do not satisfy the bankers and reduce their interest in release of such cards.

Banks estimated the cost of the card “the World” and realized that it will cost them half as much (on average up to 1.5 euros per share) than designed for mass market cards of international systems.

In December 2016 in the state Duma was introduced a bill which provides for the transfer of all budget and social payments on a card “the World”, including the portability of pensions. FAS has directed to Bank of Russia the conclusion that the adoption of this document may lead to restriction of competition in the financial services market, as well as infringement of the rights of citizens.

In response, the Chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina said that the regulator proposes to extend the full transition payment to workers of budgetary sphere on the card “the World” until July 2018, and for pensioners to extend the procedure to replace existing social security cards for the card “the World” until July 1, 2020.

The number of issued cards in Russia “the World” has exceeded 4 million 11.04.2017

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