Uzbekistan suspends service of Mir cards

Uzbekistan suspends service of Mir cards
Uzbekistan suspends service of Mir cards

The Uzbek single banking processing center Uzcard reported that the service of the Mir card was temporarily suspended from September 23 “due to technical reasons.” The date of resumption of service cards is not given. On September 21, the press service of the center announced that Russian cards were operating normally.

“The Unified Republican Processing Center notifies that due to the necessary technical procedures being carried out on the side of the participant of the Uzcard payment system, from 9:00 on September 23, 2022, it suspends the service of Mir cards in the infrastructure of the Uzcard PS and the operation of co-badged cards Uzcard—”Mir” abroad,” the website of the interbank payment system says.

At the same time, Uzcard-Mir co-badged cards operate in the regular mode on the territory of Uzbekistan.

On September 19, against the background of possible US sanctions on Mir cards, Turkish banks Is Bankasi and DenizBank stopped servicing this Russian payment system. The US Treasury announced its readiness to convince Turkey to reduce the use of Mir cards. Reuters wrote about the plans of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss this issue today, September 23. Izvestia reported that Vietnamese bank BIDV and Kazakhstani Halyk stopped accepting Mir cards.

Read about possible problems due to restrictions on the Mir system in the material “Kommersant” “Tourists laid out the cards.”

Polina Sobakina

The article is in Russian

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