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Uzbekistan stopped using Mir cards of Russia

Uzbekistan issued Mir on September 23 by international banks of Russia bank stopped the service to his cards

Uzbekistan issued Mir on September 23 by international banks of Russia bank stopped the service to his cards.

Uzbekistan’s Uzkard financial institution explained this with technical reasons.

According to Uzkard, Mir cards work normally in Uzbekistan.

The Fergana agency writes that the problem with the use of Russian Mir cards in Uzbekistan started a few days ago.

Uzcard stated on September 21 that he continues to accept Russian Mir cards.

Card issuance rules are being tightened

On September 21, it became known that the largest bank of Kazakhstan – Halık Bank Russia has suspended financial services for Mir cards at its ATMs.

From September 19, Ishbank and Denizbank banks of Turkey also stopped Mir card service.

Since September 12, at least two banks of Uzbekistan have tightened the rules for issuing bank cards to non-residents.

Capital bank said that accounts can be opened only for foreigners who fall into the categories of “student”, “officially employed” and “staying in the republic for more than 15 days”.

Ipak Yuli bank has also tightened the rules for issuing bank cards to non-residents.

According to the new rules, now accounts in this bank can be opened only at the head office in Tashkent.

Card tourism

After Moscow’s unprovoked and unjustified attack on Ukraine, most countries in the West Russia severe sanctions were announced.

Sanctions as well Russia targeting banks. As a result, Russians abroad cannot use banking services.

In such conditions, many Russians try to open accounts in foreign banks.

For this, a number of MBD countries, Turkey and other regions that do not join the sanctions against Russia trip need to do.

News it is given that the main destinations of “card tourism” are Central Asian countries – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

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