MOSCOW, 18 Feb – RIA Novosti. In Russia, they can start transferring salaries through the system of quick payments by phone numbers, said Olga Skorobogatova, First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank.
According to her, the question of when this can happen will be discussed in March-April.
“<...> There was a proposal to start a pilot in 2022 and see already on the pilot how it works and what effect it gives,” Skorobogatova said.
At the same time, the deputy chairman of the Central Bank drew attention to the fact that when introducing this service, it is necessary to resolve the issue of protecting citizens and come up with a mechanism that would allow to stop the risks.
“When we were working on this topic with market participants, we asked this question: what will happen to a person if, for example, he receives a salary by phone number, and his phone number is stolen or he changed it, and he is waiting for money, but money did they come to another person or didn’t come, ”Skorobogatova explained.
In Russia, the fast payment system was launched at the end of January 2019. With its help, citizens can transfer money to each other by phone number, as well as pay for goods and services using a QR code. In addition, it became possible for companies to make payments to individuals. This mechanism is used to issue microloans, pay insurance claims and provide brokerage services. New Year – 2021