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In the Duma proposed to prohibit Visa and Mastercard for the benefits of travel

Banki.ru: monitoring of the banking press 17.07.2019 at 06:40

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The State Duma Committee on financial market has approved the proposal of some deputies to oblige banks to issue cards that are used to obtain the benefits of travel and food, the only national payment instruments. The proposal is contained in amendments to the law on the national payment system, which the special Committee has recommended to approve in the second reading.

the document States that credit institutions are required to provide customers with a map of the national payment system "World". The banks are entitled to issue cards of international payment systems Visa and MasterCard.

the head of the Duma Committee and one of the authors of the project Anatoly Aksakov explained that we are talking about the benefits of food and travel for the socially vulnerable groups of citizens. "I think it may be travel benefits, benefits of food — the benefits for socially vulnerable segments of the population", — he said (quoted by "RIA Novosti").

In April, the government took the decision to transfer benefits to the unemployed and mothers only on the card "the World". In addition, the resolution of the Cabinet of December 1, 2018, said that by July 1, 2020 for the card "the World" should be translated all pensions and other social benefits to military pensioners and retired military and law enforcement agencies.