Paris, October 7, 2015
Ingenico Group, MasterCard and Oschadbank bring contactless payment to Kiev Metro
Collaboration providesKievMetro passengers with innovative MasterCard contactless payment directly at turnstiles.
Today, Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), the global leader in seamless payment, announces the successful launch of contactless card payments in 17 Kiev metro central stations, combining Ingenico Group iUC180B smart terminal with Oschadbank's acquiring services, in partnership with MasterCard. The entireKievmetropolitan network will be equipped with the secure contactless card acceptance solution soon.
Today's key challenge for public transportation companies is to bring convenience and innovative services to the millions of passengers they serve. They must use advanced technologies and combine speed, security, and modern payment systems such as contactless payment. Oschadbank, Ingenico Group and MasterCard together will empower the Kiev Metro to answer the need for seamless access to transportation. The implemented solution allows travelers to access the metro by tapping their MasterCard® contactless card at the turnstile.
"We are very pleased to have teamed up with Oschadbank, MasterCard and our partner BKC (Bancomzvjazok) and to launch contactless payment at metro turnstiles inKiev. This alliance demonstrates our ability to provide far-reaching payment solutions to new segments like public transportation. We are helping theKievMetro to ease access to its network, and bringing the traveling experience to the next level," commented Luciano Cavazzana, Eastern Europeand Africa Managing Director, Ingenico Group.
"/ am delighted that our joint efforts have made it possible to implement this unique and innovative project JSC "Oschadbank" will handle contactless payments for the Kyiv Metro. It's convenient, reliable and safe. Residents of Kyiv and visitors to the city will be able to check it already today. Thanks to this innovation, Kyiv has moved ahead of most world capitals. In the future, JSC "Oschadbank" will continue to support projects designed to provide comfort and convenience to people," said Andrei Pyshnyi, Chairman of JSC "Oschadbank".
"Modern realities require the development of new solutions, and we want the Kyiv Metro to take the lead in their implementation. Today's innovation is a significant step forward in introducing substantial changes in metro payment methods. Future plans are to enable recharging of metro pass cards using a payment card and possibility for remote top-ups to recharge accounts via Internet," explained Victor Braginskiy, Head of the Kyiv Metro.
"MasterCard contactless payment technology is ideal for those places where service speed is especially important. Millions of people in Kyiv take the metro each day, and the possibility of using their MasterCard contactless cards for metro rides will make their trips faster and more comfortable. Implementing contactless payments will also help both the Kyiv Metro and theKyivMunicipalStateAdministration to optimize operating costs and to create a fare payment system integrating different modes of transport in the future. We are happy to have partners who are willing to adopt such innovative solution," stated Vira Platonova, Country Manager of the MasterCard Europe representative office in Ukraine and Moldova.
About Ingenico Group
Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world's largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a local, national and international scope. We are the trusted world-class partner for financial institutions and retailers, from small merchants to several of the world's best known global brands. Our solutions enable merchants to simplify payment and deliver their brand promise. Learn more: www.ingenico.com and twitter.com/ingenico
About JSC Oschadbank
Public Joint Stock Company "State Savings Bank of Ukraine" (Oschadbank) is a leading Ukrainian bank having the most branched offices network. It actively works in all financial sectors. Among its customers, there are the largest companies in Ukraine. Oschadbank is the only bank in Ukraine that provides the governmental guarantee of the full preservation of citizens' funds entrusted to the bank, enshrined in law. NBU license No. 148 of 05.10.2011 p. Official website http://www.oschadnybank.com. Call Center: 0 800 210 800 (free from fixed and mobile phones in Ukraine).
About JSC Bancomzvjazok
JSC "Bancomzvjazok" was founded in 1993. Since 1997, the company is an official partner of the global leader in the supply of equipment and solutions for secure payment - the French company Ingenico Group. In Ukraine, the solutions based on Ingenico banking terminals with the software from JSC "Bancomzvjazok", are used as a corporate standard by the largest acquiring banks. Software applications from JSC "Bancomzvjazok" for the terminals produced by Ingenico Group, terminal network management system B-TMS - are used in more than 30 countries worldwide. Learn more: www.bkc.com.ua and www.b-tms.com
MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com. is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard's products and solutions make everyday commerce activities - such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances - easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news.
About Kiev Metro
Kiev Metro is the main transportation company of the capital. Three Metro lines bring together 52 stations which are used by 1.5 million passengers daily. In the capital the company has been operated for 55 years. Seven of the Metro stations have the status of architectural monuments. Station "Golden Gate" is repeatedly recognized in the international rankings as one of the most beautiful in the world. One of the deepest in the world - 105 meters - is the station "Arsenal". In the long-term development there is a plan to build another line, which will unite the city center with the largest residential area of the city. Capital Metro is constantly improving opportunities for passenger services, including modernizing the payment system using contactless bank cards.