has become the first bank in Belarus
certified to acquire Visa contactless cards (Visa payWave).
certificate will ensure a whole new level of service for Belarusbank
cardholders as well as enable the Bank to issue contactless cards.
payWave is a contactless payment technology that allows cardholders to make
payments for goods and services in an easy, fast and secure way. Contactless
cards should not be swiped through a credit card terminal for payment, the
cardholder should only hold the card in front of the terminal instead. Each
Visa payWave card is embedded with a microchip and an antenna that transmits
transaction information to a contactless payment terminal.