UnionPay and Huawei accelerate contactless payments in Russia

The cooperation makes Solidarnost Bank the fourth bank in Russia to launch Huawei Pay with UPI

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UnionPay and Huawei accelerate contactless payments in Russia. Source: pexels.com

UnionPay cardholders using their Huawei or Honor smartphones with Solidarnost Bank can now make contactless payments with Huawei Pay in Russia.

The cooperation is a strategic move from UPI following the surging trend of the global contactless payment industry and accelerates the development of international mobile payment services.

According to data, UnionPay International, Huawei, and major local banks have been accelerating the localization of mobile contactless payments across the country.

We are very glad to further extend our cooperation with Solidarnost Bank to introduce Huawei Pay to the Russian market. We hope that Solidarnost Bank cardholders can enjoy the convenience and security brought by the Huawei Pay service and UnionPay payment system
Xia Yu, Head of UnionPay International Russia Branch

To use this service, Solidarnost Bank UnionPay cardholders need to install the Huawei Wallet app, which is also available in the AppGallery branded app store.

By adding the registered UnionPay card, cardholders can make purchases by simply tapping the phone at terminals that support UnionPay Mobile QuickPass with an authentication of a password or a fingerprint.

We’ve reported that UnionPay International and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank announced a collaboration.