9 October 2015

VTB Bank (Georgia) offers customers, the first on Georgian market, hi-tech mobile application for payments

VTB Bank (Georgia) in partnership with VISA international introduces to its consumers new, hi-tech mobile application for payments – Mobile pay. Mobile pay is the first contactless payment app on the Georgian market.

Starting today, you will no longer need a wallet, banking card or a sticker to purchase desired item or a service. Through the Mobile Pay app you will make an easy purchase of a desirable item by waving mobile phone near the POS – terminal.

Mobile Pay grants consumers opportunity to make contactless payments using any VTB Bank (Georgia) card. Application allows uploading unlimited number of cards and the customer can easily choose which card to use during the payment process. Besides, using the app and making payments is free of charge for the VTB Bank (Georgia) clients.

Mobile Pay may be used anywhere around the world, where Visa payWave (contactless) terminals are available. The app features three safety levels, excluding possibility of fraudulent payments. The app may be used without active internet connection

Mobile Pay is already available at Google Play Store. Using the app requires a Smartphone with Android OS (4.4 or later version) with NFC support.

The application, platform and solution were developed by the PriNum. Provider company is Ukrpay.

Chief Retail Business Officer of VTB Bank (Georgia), Mr. Valerian Gabunia, stated:

“We are glad VTB Bank (Georgia) is the first to introduce present system for mobile payments. I would like to convey my gratitude to all participating partners and companies, such as VISA, UFC, Tieto, UkrPay, PriNum. I would like to highlight that joint, significant and successful work enabled us to introduce NFC system to Georgia. Mobile Pay is the High Technology non-cash payment application, representing synthesis of banking services and contemporary mobile technologies. Payments through NFC system are introduced only in few countries around the globe. In Georgia, the service is available only to clients of VTB Bank (Georgia). Mobile Pay makes any payment more comfortable and simple, both in Georgia and abroad“.

Visa country manager for the Caucasus region, Irina Kamkhadze, commented:

“Georgia is among leaders in CEMEA region on embracing contactless payments. The convenience and speed of Visa payWave has become a natural way for consumers to pay for every day purchases by improving the shopping experience for Visa cardholders and retailers alike.

“Mobile is a life companion and Visa Cloud-Based Payments unlock more options for the banks to innovate by combining mobile devise with the payment tools, contributing to boost electronic payments by replacing cash and thus pave the way for more rapid uptake of mobile commerce services for the convenience and engagement shopping experience of Visa cardholders”.

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