From January 1, the Federal Law “On the National Payment System” will enter into force. The document has claims from the banking community. The project involves obliging banks to return to the client funds withdrawn from a bank card without notice. Bankers predict an increase in fraud, experts expect a rise in the use of non-cash.
The bill “On the national payment system” was developed by the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Russia in September 2009. The national payment system should become a competitor to the international payment systems Visa and MasterCard in Russia. It has been suggested that the national system could be created on the basis of the URPS, the United Russian Payment System, launched in 2005 by the Central Bank. However, it, like other Russian systems, still occupies too small market shares. In addition, during the readings from the bill, a fundamental point disappeared, obliging the largest operators of the Banking system of the payment system to create processing centers in Russia.
From January next year, the norms of the law “On the National Payment System” should also come into force, according to which banks will be required to return all funds on all disputed transactions to their customers’ cards within 24 hours. Continue reading