Vedomosti: “Sberbank” and “Tinkoff Bank” will launch a single money transfer service by phone number


“Sberbank” and “Tinkoff Bank” testing the system transfer to the cards each other’s phone number. This is the first case where the “savings” made the other Bank card transfers. About this “Vedomosti” with reference to the project participants.

At the moment both credit institutions allow customers to transfer money from one card to another via the phone number, but only inside the Bank. “Tinkoff” in addition allows to make transfers by phone to customers of other banks, but in this case, the recipient sends a text message with a link when you click on that, you need to enter the card number.

Counterparty one of the parties said that the translation between “Sberbank” and “Tinkoff Bank” “are unlikely to be free.” According to him, customers will have to pay a Commission of 1% of the amount transferred.

“Tinkoff Bank” has long tried to access the transfer system of Sberbank, knows a source. This is not surprising, because the translations on the cards of the state Bank in the past year accounted for 65% of all remittances to Russia. The total number of active debit cards of Sberbank by the end of 2017 exceeded 102 million.

Executive Director of the National payment Association Maria Mikhailova considers the transfer by phone number “absolute trend”. She recalls that the negotiations on their organization spent with each other, many lending institutions.

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