Sberbank Card Issuance Grew by 30.5% in 2008
On January, 1, 2009 card issuance of Sberbank of Russia amounted to 30.4 million cards and increased by 30.5% in 2008. The total number of Visa Inc. and MasterCard Worldwide cards increased by 35.2% and amounted to 27.2 million cards (89.5% of total issuance) in 2008. The total number of Russian Payment System SBERCARD’s chip cards grew by 0.5% and reached 3.2 million cards. The number of issued credit cards amounted to 111,000.