National payment system PROSTIR is a national system of retail
payments wherein payments for goods and services, cash
withdrawals, and other transactions are conducted using an
electronic means of payment, namely PROSTIR payment cards
NPS PROSTIR is developed by the National Bank of Ukraine. The full name of NPS PROSTIR is the National Payment System "Ukrainian Payment Area (Prostir)". Until its rebranding in 2016, NPS PROSTIR was known as National System of Mass Electronic Payments (NSMEP)
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The procedure for joining PROSTIR can be found at . Please, address all questions about specifics of PROSTIR membership to the PROSTIR service desk by phone +38 044 527 3958 or e-mail: PROSTIR@bank.gov.ua
What is a PROSTIR card?
A PROSTIR card is a payment card, which enables its holder to pay for goods or services at retailers, withdraw cash, transfer money to another card, and so on. The card is equipped with a magnetic stripe and/or a chip and contactless technology. NPS PROSTIR cards allow effecting transactions specifically with hryvnia, domestic currency, within Ukraine and on Ukrainian websites
Fees to be paid when using a PROSTIR card
PROSTIR card holder is not charged for cashless peaymets at retailers or on the Internet. Fees for other operations with PROSTIR cards, such as cash withdrowals or card-to-card remittances are set by the issuing bank
Can one use a PROSTIR card for payments in stores and on the Internet?
A PROSTIR card allows its holder to make cashless payments for goods and services in stores or on the Internet within Ukraine, withdraw cash from payment devices of PROSTIR member banks, or transfer a holder`s funds from his/her card to other PROSTIR cards
Where can one obtain a PROSTIR card?
You can receive a PROSTIR card at any of the PROSTIR member banks
Is it profitable to acquire PROSTIR cards for payments?
PROSTIR payment system provides banks with an economically justified opportunity to lower tariffs for trade and service enterprises. For more information on tariffs for acquiring PROSTIR cards, please refer to your bank or PROSTIR member banks
What should be done to install a POS-terminal for PROSTIR cards?
To install a POS-terminal for PROSTIR cards, please apply to a PROSTIRand sign a contract with it for provision of acquiring services
Can the same POS-terminal service VISA, MASTERCARD, and PROSTIR cards at the same time?
The same POS-terminal can service PROSTIR, MasterCard, and Visa cards at the same time. PROSTIR is created according to open standards, on which the majority of payment systems are based, including those operating in Ukraine
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