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The Bank "Russian Standard", Mastercard and METRO will launch a new service press releases 24.05.2018 at 14:00

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Mastercard , Bank "Russian Standard" and METRO Cash & Carry will launch first in Russia, the service of cash withdrawal with payment cards at cash desks of shops.

the New service will extend the benefits and opportunities of a Bank card, will further strengthen the cashless economy and support the development of retail trade.

Mastercard*, Bank "Russian Standard" and the network of wholesale trade METRO Cash & Carry concluded an agreement on cooperation, which envisages the launch of Russia's first service to withdraw cash simultaneously with the payment by Bank card at the box office merchants. The first stores where the decision will be implemented, will be a shopping point "Beans" — the franchise of METRO Cash & Carry. The signing took place during the St. Petersburg international economic forum in 2018.

Mastercard together with the Association of the participants MasterCard spent a lot of preparatory work before launching a new for our country of the service that is displayed on the Russian market in response to numerous requests from banks and commercial enterprises. The payment system has already sent its clients an announcement with the rules and technological instructions to configure the service. Parties to the agreement to commence work on connecting new services and plan as soon as possible to begin to provide cardholders in Russia.

Stores "Beans" the first to launch the service, as are the independent shops of a format "at home" under a single brand. Franchisees are independent entrepreneurs who retain the freedom of management of stores and the uniqueness of each outlet. The cooperation with major wholesale chain METRO allows them to use the expertise, experience and the range of the company for the development and growth of the business. Thus, the deployment project will serve including the development of the sector of independent small and medium entrepreneurs. Currently in Russia opened more than 330 outlets "Beans" in more than 20 regions of the country. The expansion of the franchise program will continue in the near future and will affect the presence of METRO Cash & Carry.

To obtain cash at the point of sale will be sufficient to pay by credit card Mastercard or Maestro for purchases at the store, "Beans", offering a new service, and ask the cashier to give the required amount of cash. The maximum amount of cash withdrawal per transaction is 5 000 rubles.

"Service cash advance when you purchase on the map is already available in many countries around the world, and our research confirms that convenient and quick withdrawal of cash helps in the end make greater use of cashless payment. Knowing what to obtain the required amount can be almost any time, cardholders feel more comfortable and confident. As a result, they are left on accounts more money and often pay for the purchase card, — says Alexei Malinovsky, head of Mastercard in Russia. — In addition, this service will help to resolve the issue of receipt of cash in remote regions of the country where few ATMs or Bank branches. We are confident that the new service will be widely popular in Russia and is useful both for buyers and for retailers and banks."

"the Main priority METRO — support entrepreneurs in developing their business. Services such as cash withdrawal when paying for purchases by card at the box office stores, give the business of our professional clients additional growth opportunities, in particular the traffic of buyers. Developing and offering new solutions for business together with our partners, METRO and contributes significantly to the development of the market of retail trade in Russia", comments Gerry Calmes, General Director of OOO "METRO cash & carry" in Russia.

Mastercard brings to Russia the most modern payment technologies that contribute to the development of cashless economy. The new service offers not only a convenient way of financial management for cardholders, but also several benefits for banks and merchants. Banks will receive additional revenues from increased non-cash turnover on cards and balances, and will be able to reduce the costs associated with the removal by clients of cash in the ATMs. At the same time, retailers will be able to attract more buyers and save on collection of cash.

Today, "Russian Standard" is among the three largest banks to cover acquiring network and transaction volume. The own processing center of the Bank "Russian Standard" meets the highest standards of performance and safety. It allows you to provide round the clock checking of solvency of the cardholder and make all payments by cards with a speed of up to 700 transactions per second.

* the MasterCard.

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) is a technological company operating in the global payment industry. We manage the world's fastest network payment processing that connects consumers, financial institutions, trade organizations, government, and business structures in over 210 countries and territories. Products and solutions Mastercard make it easier, safer and more efficient to solve everyday tasks such as shopping, travel, conduct business and manage finances.

the Bank Russian Standard bulonova in 1999, one of the largest Russian businessmen – Rustam Tariko. Today, Russian Standard is among the

the leaders of the banking industry. On the Russian market the Bank has a long experience in Russian Standard has become a pioneer in the key types of banking services in Russia. Russian Standard has become a pioneer in POS-lending, opening consumers the opportunity to purchase goods in stores on credit. The Bank launched the first credit card, and provided access to the world's best services. For the first time the Bank offered the batch product – "Bank in pocket".

today the Bank has one of the largest acquiring networks in the country. The Bank is the largest card Issuer in the world of payment systems: VISA International®, MasterCard WorldWide®, American Ehre®, Diners Club international®. Among the first in Russia, the Bank has launched a new advanced mobile payment services, giving clients added benefits of these comfortable, fashionable, and innovative technologies. Russian Standard relies on the development of settlement services, high-tech financial services and offers innovative solutions in the field of payments and transfers, as well as various remote channels.

the Main shareholder of the Bank Russian Standard Rustam Tariko. Detailed information is available on the official website.