Vostochno–Sibirsky Bank of Sberbank of Russia Started Unified Social Cards Issuance
Vostochno–Sibirsky Bank of Sberbank of Russia and administration of the Krasnoyarsk Territory launched the project “Unified Social Card for the Krasnoyarsk Territory”. The first social cards were given to pensioners of Zelenogorsk.
Unified Social Card intended for citizens who obtain financial support from federal and regional budgets. Currently the total number of aided persons in the Krasnoyarsk Territory amounts to about 600,000. Social card holders get the opportunity to accumulate benefits at one account, including transit benefits, to pay for different services and conduct banking transactions.
After pilot accomplishment in Zelenogorsk and Norilsk, the project “Unified Social Card for the Krasnoyarsk Territory” will be launched in other cities and towns of the region. The Bank plans to issue about 40,000 social cards to the end of 2009.