According to a survey carried out by Sberbank, Russia and Moscow are among the world leaders in terms of contactless payments made using smartphones or other gadgets (smart watches, bracelets). The spread of NFC technology in payments was accelerated by the pandemic: people began to use contactless payment methods more often.
Since the beginning of 2021, over 1.5 billion transactions have been made using Sberbank acquiring services in Moscow. 214 million of these payment transactions were made via the Internet, and more than 1.35 billion - in retail outlets.
62% of offline purchases were made by residents and guests of Moscow using contactless bank cards, and 22% - using a mobile phone.