The volume of transactions made through the payment infrastructure of the APRA National Payment System for the first quarter of 2021 increased by 22.3% or 782 million rubles, compared to the same period last year. Holders of bank cards on the territory of Abkhazia performed transactions totaling 4.29 billion rubles. In the structure of transactions, APRA cards account for 51.9%, MPS cards - 38.3%, and MIR cards - 9.8%.
In 2020, 5,442.2 million rubles were transferred from the Republic of Abkhazia to the countries of near and far abroad through money transfer systems (Contact, Zolotaya Korona, Unistream), which is 0.6% less than for 2019 year.
From January 01 to January 10, 2021, the volume of transactions with Russian bank cards made through the national payment system APRA increased by 88.3 million rubles (69.5%) compared to the same period in 2020. Holders of Russian bank cards on the territory of Abkhazia performed transactions totaling 216.0 million rubles, including 38.3 million rubles with the cards of the Mir payment system.
In one of the main numismatic magazines of Russia "Golden Chervonets" No. (53) 2020, an article was published on the commemorative coins of the
Bank of Abkhazia of the "Clothes and weapons of the peoples of the Caucasus" series.
This year, on the territory of the Republic of Abkhazia, citizens of the Russian Federation actively used the cards of the Russian national payment system "Mir".
In 2020, transactions on over 1.2 billion rubles were made using Mir cards on the territory of Abkhazia, which is three times more than in 2019 (408 million rubles).
On December 23, 2020 NPS APRA encouraged the most active holders of APRA bank cards.
Commemorative sets of coins of the Bank of Abkhazia were awarded to Alias Nakopiya and Alvina Vage for the most active use of APRA "World" cards outside Abkhazia, and Astana Ashuba - on the territory of the Republic of Abkhazia.
The national payment system, continuing its work aimed at expanding the geography of accepting national payment cards APRA "World", as well as in the course of cooperation with NSPK JSC, carried out pilot industrial operation of cross-system operations in the Republic of Turkey (hereinafter PIO CO).
The National Bank of the Republic of Abkhazia donated to the State Historical Museum a commemorative silver coin "75 Years of Victory" dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
In 2020, the National Payment System of the Republic of Abkhazia, within the framework of the signed agreement "On the interaction of payment systems" dated July 11, 2018, between NPS APRA and JSC NSPK carried out work aimed at expanding the geography of using APRA cards with the payment application of NSPK JSC. The work, in particular, was aimed at organizing the acceptance of national APRA "World" cards in the countries of partner payment systems, in the payment infrastructure of the "Mir" substation.