It seems that banks have figured out how to circumvent sanctions and are now returning their applications one by one: the news about the emergence of SBOL did not have time to die down, but Bank Otkritie was returned to the App Storebut under a different name – Open Digital Wallet. Surprisingly, both Sberbank and Otkritie refrained from restarting the application following the example of VTB for a long time, but now they have realized that the scheme really works. Let’s see what has changed in the Otkritie Bank application, whether it can be downloaded and on what basis banks return their programs to the App Store.
Open Digital Wallet – Otkritie bank
As you have already noticed, SBOL and Open Digital Wallet are united by the fact that in the restarted applications there is no direct indication that they belong to sanctioned banks. SBOL in the App Store stands for “People’s Banking System” and new application of the bank Otkritie has the word “Open” in its name, which is, as it were, a reference to the bank.
In addition, users receive SMS with a link to download the application from the bank, and most likely, the same company as SBOL was involved in the development – the “Open IT Solutions” are very reminiscent of “OPEN IT-SOLUTIONS”. Probably, these are just different accounts of the same developer. So, you can safely download the application to your iPhone.
- Follow this link and download the app.
- Enter your card number or sign in with your phone number.
- Confirm the entry with the code that will come in the SMS.
Despite the widespread fraud on the Internet, you do not need to worry about your data. The fact that this is a real application has already been confirmed by the bank account on the forum Banki.ru.
The only interesting thing is that organizations paused for so long, unlike VTB: they probably just monitored the situation and looked to see if the application was removed from the App Store.
How to update Otkritie Bank on iPhone
Despite the fact that the bank itself did not react in any way to the appearance of the updated application in its social networks, interface of the Open Digital Wallet application says that this is an updated version of the banking client. The logo, like that of SBOL, was slightly altered, but the bank’s customers instantly recognize it, and all references to the bank were removed from the interface.
By the way, the description of the application in the App Store states that Open Digital Wallet is a financial service, and you can add a card of any bank to it. In fact, this is not the case: the new Otkrytie bank application is not an aggregator, since when you enter the Sberbank card number, it does not allow you to log in.
On the other hand, in the future it can really become one – that other organizations will join the same SCOL, already reported Telegram channels. And Open Digital Wallet was created according to the same principle – in any case, as indicated in the description in the App Store. Maybe it’s just another way return the application of the Bank of Discovery в App Store.
Is it worth installing Open Digital Wallet
Install Bank Otkritie on iPhone worth at least for the reason that this is a new version of the application with bug fixes. After all, the original Otkritie bank application disappeared back in April – in normal times, financial institutions repeatedly release improved updates with new features, so you could miss a lot in a few months.
As you have already noticed, banks are in no hurry to publicly focus on their new applications: there is not a single mention of their ownership in the App Store, the logos have been changed. The only clue that Open Digital Wallet is the bank Opening lies in the fact that the screenshot in the App Store shows the number of the card, which just belongs to this bank! Thanks to these methods, the company avoids deleting apps from the App Store, so you can easily install them on your iPhone as an alternative. New application Otkritie Bank has already been evaluated by users who put 5 stars for circumventing sanctions.
However, if you already have original application of the bank Otkritie, I would not recommend deleting it: it is likely that you will not like the way the new one works. For example, SBOL is not optimized for iPadtherefore, on a tablet, the original Sberbank Online opens only on part of the screen, and its use turns into torture.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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