Apple Pay and Google Pay are suspending support for contactless mobile payments for Mir cardholders in Russia

The Mir payment system added support for Apple Pay in April 2021

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Apple Pay and Google Pay are suspending support for contactless mobile payments for Mir cardholders in Russia. Source:

Apple Pay and Google Pay will stop supporting contactless mobile payments with Mir cards issued by the Russian National Payment Card System (NSPK).

Apple has notified NSPK that it will stop supporting Mir cards in the Apple Pay payment service. Beginning March 24, new Mir cards will no longer be loaded into the service. Apple will stop previously downloaded Mir cards in the next few days.

Google has also suspended a pilot announced in October 2021 that would have allowed consumers to use Mir cards through Google Pay.

Google Pay users in Russia have experienced outages after Visa and Mastercard services were shut down in the country. The American credit card network said in early March that it was leaving amid widespread withdrawals of Western companies.

“Google Pay is suspending payments-related services in Russia due to outages in payments services beyond our control,” a Google representative said.

Visa, Mastercard and American Express have confirmed they will end their services in Russia, where cards issued by six sanctioned Russian banks can no longer be used for Apple Pay and

Google Pay.

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