VTB Bank, a VTB international financial group member, has commenced issuance of Mastercard debit and credit cards to its clients across Kazakhstan.
These cards feature contactless payment technology to ensure easy and fast transactions, while the MasterCard SecureCode technology will protect online purchases made using them.
The bank noted that any of its clients or individual entrepreneurs can open the card for payroll.
VTB Bank director of retail business department Artem Badykov said: “Own Bank emission will open new opportunities for our clients. MasterCard is one of the most popular payment systems all over the world, cards with which you can pay in more than 210 countries.”
Clients using the Mastercard payment cards will be linked to VTB’s internet banking, with zero fees for cash withdrawals at select ATMs.
In addition, cardholders will get access to MasterCard services such as 24/7 emergency support, special offers and promotions.
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Mastercard managing director in Kazakhstan, Armenia and Belarus, Nina Willems said: “Mastercard is a global payments system and technological company, our products help to solve a variety of tasks even easier and more convenient, and we are very pleased that now you can open Mastercard and in VTB Bank (Kazakhstan).
“Our team is constantly working to ensure that innovation was available in Kazakhstan and we hope that Mastercard cardholders will appreciate their benefits – whether you are travelling in other countries or use the card at home.”