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Sberbank launches mobile remittances to China

Sberbank launches mobile remittances to China

Russian state lender Sberbank has rolled out a service that lets customers send money to Alipay wallets in China using phone numbers.

To make a transfer, customers indicate the phone number and full name of the recipient in SberBank Online.

Thanks to a deal with Western Union, the funds are automatically credited to the Alipay wallet in Chinese yuan with a one per cent fee.

Leonid Shnyr, director, payments and transfers, Sberbank, says: “We have added one more country to the geography of Sber’s cross-border transfers today. I am certain that remittances to China will be sought after among our clients.”

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