The government of the Voronezh region and the national payment system «Mir» intend to create a card for a resident of the region
On June 4, Governor Alexander Gusev and General Director of National Card Payment System Vladimir Komlev signed a cooperation agreement within the framework of the business program of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The document provides for joint work on the creation of a «Unified card of the Voronezh region» on the basis of the «Mir» payment system, as well as cooperation in conducting joint campaigns aimed at increasing the financial literacy of the region's residents. An agreement is fostering the introduction of a unified regional card, which will allow paying on public transport, making purchases and, for example, making an appointment with a doctor. This is a convenient system that is already working in other regions of the country.
Nowadays residents of the Voronezh region actively use the «Mir» card to pay for everyday purchases - more than six million interbank transactions are performed in the region every month with national payment cards.
According to General Director of NCPS Vladimir Komlev, technologies of the «Mir» payment system make it possible to make a card both a convenient and profitable mean of payment. It is also a functional tool that provides access to various city services. The National Card Payment System and the government of the Voronezh region are starting to work on the creation of a resident's card in order to make it as interesting and useful as possible.
The «Mir» payment system is the Russian national payment system. 278 banks accept and service Mir cards in their network of devices. More than 150 banks are engaged in the issue of «Mir» cards, over 98.7 million cards have been issued. Holders of Mir cards can receive various benefits, including up to 20% cashback for payments for purchases from a number of partners, as well as discounts on travel in transport in some Russian cities, etc.
Mir cards are now accepted in eleven countries, and the first test operations have been carried out in three more countries. Also, the ability to make cross-border transfers from Mir cards to cards of national payment systems of the two CIS countries has been implemented.