By 2011 BelCard will be the leader of Belarusian market
According to Ivan Pischik, Chief of Central Department of IT of National bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB), BelCard payment system will start dominating in the country by 2011, when the number of cards issued increase from 1.1 million to 4 million.
Ivan Pischik reminded that according to the Resolution of the Government and NBRB, all salary cards for the stuff of unitary enterprises, state-owned joint-stock companies (partially or wholly) and state-financed organisations should be based on BelCard.
As he said, Belarus would keep working with international payment systems.
Also, by the end of December, 2009, BelCard cards will be accepted throughout the infrastructure of all Belarus banks.
As of October 1, 2009, banks of Belarus have issued 7.1 million cards, and the share of non-cash transactions in the total amount of operations with cards has reached 11.1%.