On September 6, Sberbank suspended transfers to Kazakhstan to cards of the Visa and MasterCard payment systems, RB.RU was convinced. Frank Media also reports that Sber has started returning funds to customers that were transferred to Kazakh cards in the past.
“The country of issuance of the card is Kazakhstan. A transfer to a Mastercard card from this country is not available “, says a message that appears when trying to transfer money to cards of Kazakh banks (the website of the credit institution still indicates that transfers to Visa and Mastercard cards in Kazakhstan are available) The funds transferred on Tuesday were not credited to the cards of the banks of the republic.
On Tuesday, September 5, it became known that Sberbank clients had the opportunity to transfer money to Kazakhstan using a card number. The minimum transfer amount is one thousand rubles, the commission is 30 rubles. Previously, it was possible to transfer funds only to cards of “friendly” payment systems: Belcar, Elcart, Korti Milli, and now transfers to Visa and Mastercard cards are available at Sberbank.
The RB.RU correspondent was unable to transfer money in this way to the cards of the Kaspi bank of Kazakhstan and the BCC.
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