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BCC makes official to use Russian MIR Cards in Cuba

Havana, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s Central Bank (BCC) on Tuesday confirmed the use of Russian MIR cards as a means of payment in Cuba´s ATMs and Point-of-Sale Terminals (POS).

On its official website, the BCC also informed this decision was made official on Tuesday after a meeting held between representatives of the Russian National Card Payment System (NSPK), the BCC, Servicios de Pagos Red S.A. and Fincimex.

The MIR Card use nationwide will be implemented gradually at POS, first of all at tourist centers, according to the meeting attendees.

The meeting was attended by the Executive Director and the Head of the International Business Department of NSPK, Vladimir Komlev and Evgeniya Egorenkova, respectively.

On the Cuban side, the meeting was attended by BCC Vice President Alberto Javier Quiñones and BCC´s Operations and Payment Systems Director-General Julio Antonio Pérez, General Manager of the non-banking financial institution Servicios de Pago Red S.A., Greicher La Nuez Gambino, and the General Manager of Fincimex, Yamil Hernández.


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