First UnionPay International card transaction in Central Asia and CIS via mobile application based on M4Bank.SoftPOS

Halyk Bank (JSC National Bank of Kazakhstan), one of the leaders of Kazakhstan's banking sector, announced that the first UnionPay international card transaction in Central Asia and CIS was conducted in the Halyk POS mobile application. The Halyk POS application was developed on the basis of the M4Bank.SoftPOS solution by EMI Global Corp.

According to Halyk Bank representatives, the application will fully replace a standard POS terminal among small and medium-sized businesses using card payments in the near future.

Halyk Bank

It is a leading financial group and a leading retail bank in Kazakhstan with the largest client base and distribution network. The Bank provides services to its clients: banking services, brokerage services, insurance services, leasing services and asset management. The National Bank of Kazakhstan operates in Russia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The bank's securities are traded on the stock market in Kazakhstan (KASE, AIX) and in the UK (LSE).

UnionPay International (UPI)

UnionPay International (UPI) is a subsidiary of China UnionPay. It focuses on the development and support of UnionPay's global business outside China. In partnership with over 2,300 offices around the world, UPI accepts cards in 179 countries, and issues cards in 61 countries, including Russia. UPI provides high-quality, cost-effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world's largest cardholder base and provides convenient local services to a growing number of UnionPay cardholders and merchants worldwide.

EMI Global Corp

EMI Global Corp is one of the leading software developers of innovative IT solutions for the banking and financial industries. EMI Global Corp’s portfolio includes more than 20 projects in more than 13 countries.