Contactless payments have become more frequent on Sakhalin

In 2020, Sakhalin residents began to pay by card almost 30 percent more often. This was reported in the Far Eastern branch of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

During the period from January to October, 129 million banking transactions worth 194 billion rubles were made in the island region. On the other hand, withdrawing money from ATMs has become less frequent: in nine months, Sakhalin residents made only 6.2 million transactions against 7.6 million last year.

Perhaps this is due to the pandemic. Contactless operations are considered safer a priori. In addition, the bank noted that entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to non-cash payments and installing terminals for them. In 2020, there are three thousand more such devices. Their number has reached 17.2 thousand.

Source: Все материалы – Московский Комсомолец by

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