Posted 23 мая 2022,, 06:45

Published 23 мая 2022,, 06:45

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Russians started traveling to Minsk to apply for Visa and MasterCard cards

Russians started traveling to Minsk to apply for Visa and MasterCard cards

23 мая 2022, 06:45
To issue Visa and MasterCard bank cards, Russians go to Minsk and issue this "Plastic" in local credit organizations. At the same time, it will not be possible to use such cards in Russia - they will be needed to pay for foreign services and subscriptions to the App Store and Google Play, as well as to use them abroad.

This is reported by "Gazeta.Ru", referring to the Belarusian "Priorbank".

"It will be impossible to replenish the card in the branches of Russian banks. You can make a SWIFT transfer using the details from a Russian bank to a Belarusian one. If the Russian bank in which the account is opened provides such an opportunity. The transfer must be made to an account in a Belarusian bank according to the details", - the bank's call center said.

They added that Russians can issue a MasterCard to pay for subscriptions and purchases abroad and in the Belarusian Alfa-Bank. This became possible thanks to "an agreement with the international payment system".

Recall that Russians are no longer available to issue Visa and MasterCard cards. Russian banks have extended the term of already issued cards. You will also not learn how to use these cards abroad, as well as pay for purchases in foreign online stores.

It should be noted that the United States is also trying to impose sanctions against the Russian National Payment Card System (NSPK) and the Mir payment system. In addition, it is proposed to check other banks and payment systems, including UnionPay, which will help Russia avoid sanctions.