Sberbank plans to convert one of the Komi areas on non-cash payments
Sberbank CEO German Gref and the head of the Komi Republic Sergey Gaplikov on Friday signed an agreement on cooperation in the fields of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). In particular, it is intended to implement the project on transfer Kortkeros region of Komi to electronic payments, told German Gref.
“We have signed an agreement on comprehensive cooperation, including cooperation in the development of all types of contactless payments. And in the Komi Republic is one of the areas we have agreed to make a non-cash area “, – he said.
Gref said that such a project to transfer to cashless and contactless payments using a multi-function card is implemented in Zelenogorsk (Krasnoyarsk Territory). “And we will continue this cooperation in the Komi Republic in one of the areas at the request of the head of the republic. And I hope that will also bring positive results “, – he said.
According to the press service of the head of the region, in the agreement, in particular, identify areas of cooperation in the field of information and payment services, and the development of cashless payments in the territory of the region, creation of a single payment and identification tool – “Komi Republic Resident Card”. In addition, the document provides for the implementation on the basis of Kortkeros district project on introduction of modern payment instruments and technologies.
“As the largest financial and credit structure in the country, the Savings Bank has and related resources, and tools to implement in the region a number of collaborative projects, both large and small, very different direction. And what is very important, is actively expanding its presence in the Republic of Komi, the Savings Bank continues to focus on the social aspect of the activity. These trends, among others, included in the agreement “, – said the head of the Komi Sergey Gaplikov.
SPIEF is held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 3 June. This year the events of the forum are united slogan “In search of a new balance in the global economy.” TASS is the general information partner and the official SPIEF photochemical agency. In addition, the Agency operates the presentation area of the forum.
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