German Gref: Sberbank plans to support Apple Pay and Samsung Pay
Sberbank of Russia is considering the possibility of working with payment services, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. About this informed the head of Sberbank German Gref to journalists at the International investment forum in Sochi.
“Yes, considering, but I can’t comment on that,” said Gref.
Payment service Samsung Pay started to work in Russia on 29 September 2016, initially joined VTB 24, Alfa-Bank, Raiffeisenbank, “Russian standard”, MTS Bank and the company “Yandex” (Yandex money) . One of the partners of the project — VTB 24 believes that the popularity of the new service among the Bank’s clients will grow and in 2017, the turnover of Samsung Pay will exceed 1 billion rubles.
Before it became known that employees of several banks and retailers are already testing Apple Pay. Among those who managed to use the application, the staff of the Bank, Alfa Bank, Sberbank, Russian standard” retailers “Dixie” and “Victoria” and “M. Video”. According to one of the users who participated in testing, the app runs smoothly, exactly the same way as a Bank card.
According to sources, the payment system Pay Apple will work in Russia next week – in early October. Possible partners – Sberbank, Raiffeisenbank, “Yandex.Money”, “Tinkoff” Bank, “Opening”, “VTB 24”.