Sberbank has revealed the number of users of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay in Russia
More than 1 million customers of the savings Bank have linked their cards to payment systems Apple Pay and Samsung Pay in Russia. This is stated in the press release of the credit organization. These figures have been achieved over the seven months since the launch of payment services in Russia.
Users of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay made 12 million transactions since the launch of services in 2016, noted in the “savings Bank”. According to the company, out of the total number of transactions 5.8 million held in large cities (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, etc.), 6.2 million – the rest of the territory of Russia, including small towns and settlements.
Apple Pay was launched in Russia on 4 October 2016, but with some limitations: to use it could only holders of MasterCard, issued by Sberbank. From mid-November Apple Pay was joined by the owners of the Visa. Payment service Samsung ahead of Apple Pay for a week and start in late September. Systems work anywhere that accepts contactless payments, from supermarkets and hotels to shops, cafes and restaurants.
To pay using Apple Pay in stores with iPhone 6 and newer models, SE iPhone, and Apple Watch. In apps and on web sites, Apple Pay allows you to make purchases with the touch of a finger to the fingerprint scanner. When making purchases in the app or in Safari, Apple Pay works on iPhone 6 and newer models, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and more new models.
According to banking organisations, often via mobile devices pay in the grocery stores, clothing stores and shoes, as well as in restaurants. At the same time the capital’s residents are less likely to use Apple Pay in the grocery stores.
The highest proportion of payments in the restaurants was recorded in Moscow. According to “Yandex.Money,” more than just contactless payments — 87% — make purchases in the amount of 1 000 rubles., 11% — from 1 000 to 5 000 RUB., 2% — over 5 000 rubles. Average check transactions — 708 RUB.