Since December last year, various banks have launched their own payment stickers with an NFC chip. They are glued to a smartphone and used as an alternative to Apple Pay.

Now banks report that Russians have begun to use this service en masse. Tinkoff said it had issued 60,000 Tinkoff Pay payment stickers so far. The number of completed applications has already exceeded 150 thousand.

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MTS started offering payment stickers on February 1st. This month, VTB is launching technology testing for 100,000 people, VTB is testing various contactless payment sticker options and uploading an experimental part of them.

Alfa-Bank did not respond to Izvestia’s request.

Banks, on average, are ready to issue payment stickers for 700 rubles. On occasion, cashback will be credited, as with a regular picture. [Известия]

Source: Iphones RU

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