JCB has teamed with the National System of Payment Cards (NSPK), a subsidiary of Central Bank of Russia, to issue co-badged Mir/JCB cards that can access to the Mir merchant network in the Russian Federation and JCB’s global network with about 31.1 million acceptance locations.
Mir is the Russian national payment brand operated by NSPK, which was established in 2015 to create the Russian national payment system infrastructure.
The first issuing bank of Mir/JCB cards will be Gazprombank, which is planning to start issuing in August 2016, and other banks will follow in the near future.
“Mir” – the Russian National Payment System. In December 2015, released the first card “Mir.” To date, participants in the payment system were more than 100 banks, some of them started issuing the Mir cards and connecting their devices (ATMs and terminals) to accept them. It is planned that “Mir” will be expanded in Russia, also Mir cards will be used outside of Russia by co-badged programs with international payment systems.
The operator of the national payment system “Mir” is a joint-stock company “National System of Payment Cards (NSPK)”. NSPK ensures the continuity of operations by cards of international payment systems in Russia, construction and development of the Russian system of payment cards. Domestic card transactions by all payment systems, including international, are carried out through the processing of an operational and payment clearing center operated by NSPK (OPCC NSPK).
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