The Russians refused cards “the World” because of religion

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General Director of the Russian payment system “the World” Vladimir Komlev told about the cases and the reasons for the refusal of citizens from the plastic cards, according to the website of the radio station “Moscow Says”.

According to Komleva, today’s card “the World” are about 35 million people. In particular, they converted 90 percent of state employees, as required by the government. However, there are also cases of failure.

As explained by the CEO of the payment system, the main reason why the religious beliefs of Russians. “It is those citizens who previously did not receive their salaries on cards of other payment systems,” said Komlev.

He also informed that “the World” is preparing to launch its own contactless payment service called “World Pay” because the Russian company failed to negotiate with Google and Apple about connecting their cards to their phone wallets.

National system of payment cards “the World” started to work in Russia on 1 April 2015. The need of its creation came in the summer of 2014 when Visa and MasterCard because of U.S. sanctions against Russia stopped servicing cards of some Russian banks.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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