OREANDA-NEWSFour Russian banks (Sberbank, VTB, Tinkoff Bank and Alfa-Bank) in 2018 were included in the top 20 European acquiring banks in terms of the volume of transactions on the Internet and through mobile terminals. Such data is contained in the study of the company Nilson Report, which conducts annual research of the payment industry. Also, four Russian banks (Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank and Russian Standard) were included in the European top-45 banks, which accept cards in offline stores.

For the third consecutive year, Sberbank became the largest acquiring bank in Europe in terms of the number of serviced transactions, and in terms of money ($ 147.5 billion) ranked sixth, behind the British WorldPay and Barclays, as well as the French Worldline, Сredit Mutual and Credit Agricole. The leader - WorldPay - in 2018, transactions exceeded $ 400 billion. In the field of Internet and mobile acquiring, Sberbank ranks fourth in terms of transaction volumes among European banks and first among Russian banks, estimated at Nilson. At the tenth place of the European rating is located VTB, two more Russian banks - Tinkoff Bank and Alfa-Bank - located on the 13th and 15th places, respectively.

At the same time, Sberbank has the smallest share of Internet acquiring among Russian banks in the total number of transactions conducted through card accepting devices — 4.1%. In online stores and mobile devices, Sberbank processed 584 million transactions, while through POS-terminals installed in offline stores - about 14 billion payments, including 2.38 billion transactions using Mir cards.

VTB has a much higher online share and is at the level of 19%: for 2018, the bank provided 258 million payments on the Internet and on mobile devices, whereas in the ordinary retail sector - 1.3 billion (of which 94 are Mir; 2 million). Internet and mobile acquiring dominate over retail from Tinkoff Bank (share 92.1%) and Alfa Bank (96.2%): over the past year, these credit institutions provided 214 million and 177 million payments in this segment.