Russia Credit Cards
The Russia is official called the Russian Federation with Moscow as its Capital. The Russia is a very strong country that has a population of more than 100 million. The credit cards in Russia are becoming popular and its number is continuously increasing.
Credit Card Overview
There is large number of credit cards in Russia and it has doubled in 2008. According to a survey, there were 24 million credit cards in November 2008, which was 12 million back in 2007and there are 113 million debit cards that were once 91 million. The trend of using the credit cards is becoming very popular. It was newly introduced around 2003 and it jumped start in 2007 and since then it has been increasing.
It is true that Russia has a good circulation of credit cards and it is still growing but it is not widely accepted around the country. People use credit cards to withdraw money rather than buy goods, just like a debit cards.
The online crime rate in Russia is very low and to further reduce the frauds of Russia credit cards, the government of Russia and the United States are working together to fight the cyber crime. But it is also true that many of the cyber criminals lead to Russia. And with borders touching the Eastern Europe countries, many of the innocent Russia credit card holders becomes the victim.
Cards for Russia
Although many countries face cyber crimes that include the Russia, the government is making efforts to control it. Banks such as the Citibank offer Russia with some credit cards that are made especially for its people.
The people of Russia enjoy the exclusive offers such as the Grace. During the Grace period that is up to 50 days and a limit of up to 600,000 rubles, the Russia credit card holders can spend within the limit and repay it with no interest. They can also acquire loans and return it with no interests.
Another enjoying service is the MTS-Citibank that offers several benefits. Such as the bonus of local calling minutes that can be received on making purchases via credit cards and enjoy the power of MasterCard.
Another Russia credit card that Citibank offer is the Aeroflot-Citibank Credit Card that is made for traveling. The cardholder receives an extra mile on Aeroflot-Bonus program on spending every 30 rubles. The earned miles can be used to upgrade the cardholder’s service class and it has other awards such as free air tickets and partner company’s services.
Other credit cards include the Stockmann-Citibank Credit Card that awards a bonus point on spending every 100 rubles and the bonus points can be used to pay for purchases made at Stockmann stores.