Sberbank and Telegram create unique payment solution
October 2, 2017, Moscow – Sberbank and Telegram have created a unique payment solution for partners that have a Telegram bot.
The solution allows payments to be accepted from MasterCard, Visa and MIR bank cards. In addition, in a first for Russia, it is now possible to pay using Apple Pay and Android Pay within Telegram bots. This means that now Sberbank partners can easily accept payments as well as orders via Telegram bots.
Companies can set up their own bots using the bot assistant created by Telegram’s payment API – BotFather. When creating a bot, current partners of the Bank should select Sberbank as their payment provider and specify the identification code from their online acquiring contract with Sberbank. Companies that are not currently partners of the Bank can check whether payments are accepted from Sberbank by using the test login.