Ukraine became the fourth leader in the number of contactless transactions with Mastercard cards using mobile phones, bracelets, smartwatches. This was announced by Director of Business Development Mastercard in Ukraine Yuriy Bakhtin.

“We overtook Poland, Canada, as well as a number of European countries, where the NFC payments service existed before,” Bakhtin said.

He clarified that international payment systems are actively working with banks on the development of contactless cards and NFC-technologies.

“In Ukraine, 90-fold operations of contactless payments with a smartphone have increased, 25% increase in the number of connected devices for NFC payments each month,” Bakhtin said.

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