UnionPay cards of foreign banks can no longer be used to pay in Russia, writes RBC.

UnionPay has limited the operation of its cards with POS-terminals of Russian banks that are under sanctions. This decision of the payment system must be made because of the dangers of secondary inclusions.

Yes, indeed, the Chinese payment system UnionPay, on its own initiative, limited the actions of sanctioned banks both in partial acquiring and in partial terms. In particular, the acceptance of a foreign UnionPay card was disabled only upon verbal notification.

RBC source

Foreign UnionPay cards in Russia are not very common. Basically, come across Chinese tourists, who are becoming much less. In the total content of the acquiring, the share of UnionPay is less than 1%.

UnionPay cards issued by public and political banks continue to work abroad. [РБК]

Source: Iphones RU

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