Gemalto has been selected to supply its Optelio contactless payment stickers to UniCredit Bank in Russia.
UniCredit Bank is a member of a leading European financial group in banking services with
thousands of branches distributed in 20 countries and 50 markets, and the largest foreign bank in Russia.
Gemalto’s payment sticker can be simply affixed to the rear of the mobile phone to turn any handset without built-in contactless features into a secure contactless payment device. The Optelio Contactless Sticker is certified by international payment associations and is part of the comprehensive range of Gemalto products and services.
For the Russian market, the stickers can be issued in relation to any current account open with UniCredit Bank. There are approximately 20,000 NFC-enabled terminals in Moscow alone and, with the addition of the user’s PIN, the stickers will also support transactions worth over 1,000 rubles (€20).
“We are extremely satisfied with how Gemalto managed the migration of our card portfolio to contactless EMV, so they are the natural choice of partner for the new payment stickers,” says Alexander Vishnyakov, head of the Operations Channels Department at ZAO UniCredit Bank.
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