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Transport cards in most Russian regions, including Moscow “the Arrow”, from August 2020 it will be impossible to replenish cash without a passport. This conclusion follows from the state Duma adopted amendments to the law on the national payment system, writes owned by Grigory Berezkin the RBC.
Without presentation of documents “to provide funds to the operator of electronic money only by using your Bank account”, which means a ban on anonymous electronic wallets.
The problem is that the transport card legally fall under this limitation, pointed out in Association of participants of the market of electronic money and remittances (de). Replenishment cards for travel on public transport or subway money coming in attached to her e-wallet.
This scheme employs about 30 million cards in more than 60 Russian cities. Among them are Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Rostov-on-don. Fall under the restriction and transport card “Arrow”, which is used in the suburbs.
Nothing will happen to the owners of Moscow “Troika” and St. Petersburg “Plantain”. In this case the money transferred to the account of a legal entity, and from there — on a specific map. In other words, the user pays for the service of the company.
Chairman de Victor Dostov suggested that the amendments were adopted in haste and this conclusion, the legislature did not contemplate. The head of the Duma Committee on financial market Anatoly Aksakov is assured that the document does not relate to the transport cards. According to him, will soon be a special Bylaw that will regulate the situation. This partner of the law firm “Rustam Kurmaev and partners” Dmitry Gorbunov has noticed that Federal law under the Constitution are more important than regulations, that is planned conflict of law provisions.
If ban still continues, all the regional cards, or have to switch to model “Three” and “Plantain”, or the cashiers will start to ask the passengers documents.
The amendments signed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and published on 2 August. In effect they will make in a year. The reason for their approval is called the suppression of the financing of terrorism and implementation of the drug. In March also adopted a ban on the withdrawal of funds from an anonymous e-wallets to counter to cash income.
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