The first Viet Nam Card Day 2020 opens

Monday, Nov 09, 2020 11:07

The organisers officially kick off the first “Viet Nam Card Day 2020”. — VNS Photo

The “Viet Nam Card Day 2020”, the first of its kind, officially begun in Ha Noi’s Bach Khoa Stadium on Saturday with the launch of “Song Festival” programme participated by 17 banks, credit institutions and more than 100 booths showcasing products and services.

The event, co-organised by Tien phong (Vanguard) newspaper and the National Payment Corporation of Viet Nam (NAPAS) under the instruction of the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) aims to promote the development of non-cash payments in the country.

Speaking at the event, Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Governor of State Bank of Viet Nam said: “The advances in technology and digitalisation have brought opportunities for card payments to become safer, faster and easier in connecting buyers and sellers in social distance time. It has been considered as a push to change people's payment habits, contributing significantly to social stability and promoting the development of the economy again during the period affected by the pandemic”.

Le Xuan Son, editor-in-chief of Tien Phong newspaper said the organisation board wanted to act as a bridge for young customers to access and experience modern payment services as well as convenience provided by commercial banks and credit institutions. In addition, the programme would enhance young people’s creativity to contribute to the country’s economic development.

Nguyen Quang Minh, NAPAS’s deputy general director said “Song Festival” said this is an opportunity for young people to access to the safe and modern payment technology. The bank card uses chip technology with high security along with contactless payment suitable for many specific forms of payment such as at shopping centres, shops, buying petrol, and paying public transport fees.

Customers participating in the events are receiving promotional programmes when paying by bank cards at booths and online shops.

Banks issue more than 10,000 contactless prepaid cards with available amounts of VND50,000 each as a gift for customers to use at the event. Customers can use a local chip card, international cards, contactless prepaid cards to make payment at the booths, and all POS machines at the event which are designed to be compatible with chip contact and contactless cards.

The event was participated by Vietcombank, LienVietPostBank, CIMBBank, SSI, MasterCard, VietinBank, Agribank, MKgroup, ACB, HDBank, VPBank, SHN, PVcomBank, ABBank, BIDV, Sacombank, SeABank. — VNS

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