VTB Bank Kazakhstan was the first in the country to launch successfully the project on acceptance and servicing of cards of “Mir” payment system. Now holders of “Mir” cards will be able to check the balance and receive cash in any ATM or cash department of the bank.
Holders of “Mir” cards on any Russian bank may use the service. Withdrawal of cash in ATMs of VTB Bank Kazakhstan is implemented in tenge. Tariffing is applied according to the internal tariffs of the credit company, which issued the card.
“Mir” payment system is well-liked in Russia, and it is important for us to make servicing of our clients more comfortable and convenient, - Chairman of Board of VTB Bank Kazakhstan, Dmitry Zabello, says. – Within 8 months in 2018, commodity turnover between Kazakhstan and Russian exceeded $11 billion, by the end of the year it may achieve $18 billion– it is a huge economic potential. In the light of XV Forum of interregional cooperation of Kazakhstan and Russia, held in Petropavlovsk, following which many bilateral agreements, aimed at increase of tourist traffic, were signed, enhancement of capabilities of the Russians in receiving services in Kazakhstan banks is very essential”.
“The service, implemented with the assistance of the National system of payment cards, will increase the financial comfort of the clients of Russian banks, staying within Kazakhstan. At the moment the network of VTB Bank Kazakhstan includes 85 ATMs and 40 cash points, located in all the regions of the country”, – Ilnar Shaimardanov, vice-president, head of the department of retail business development in the subsidiary companies of VTB Group, notes.
“Today our countries cooperate in multiple branches of economy, and launch of receipt of Russian payment cards in Kazakhstan is meant to be another important milestone in the development of cooperation in the financial sector. This project was implemented together with VTB Bank, one of the key players of “Mir” payment system, which ranks among the largest Russian acquirers, and today it opens the network of its devices for the receipt of “Mir” cards in another country”, – Maksim Lazyrin, commercial director of NSPK (“Mir” payment system operator) noted.
More than 320 banks are participants of “Mir” payment system in Russia. VTB Group launched issue of national cards in the fourth quarter of Y2016. As from the launch of emission, VTB issued more than 9.2 million cards. A wide functionality of payment services is available for their holders: no-fee withdrawal of cash in the whole ATM network of VTB Group, replenishment of cards, payment of goods and services (housing and public utilities, telephony, transport and etc.), execution of internet transactions. Besides, the clients may use the cart to receive salaries, pensions and other social benefits.
Subsidiary VTB Bank JSC (Kazakhstan) is a member of VTB international financial group. The Bank has been working successfully in the financial market of Kazakhstan for more than 9 years. As of today, Subsidiary VTB Bank JSC (Kazakhstan) has a branch network, consisting of 17 branches, located in all the regions of the country. According to the data of S&P Global Ratings, VTB Bank (Kazakhstan) has one of the highest credit ratings among all second-tier banks of Kazakhstan. The Bank’s Central Office is located in Almaty. The license of the National Bank of Republic of Kazakhstan No.1.2.14/39 dated December 23, 2014.
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