Also, it will now be easier for the users of the service to get the money to refund the tickets
The railway operator Ukrzaliznytsia dropped the Intermediate Payment Approval Scheme on Book.uz.gov.ua, to sign agreements directly with banks. Thanks to this, you can now pay for a credit card ticket on the company’s website through the Liqpay PrivatBank payment service. It was reported by the press service of the financial institution to PaySpace magazine.
According to the director of the branch of Ukrzaliznytsia Alexander Voitko, the operator’s expense for the acquisition in 2019 exceeded 130 million UAH. It is expected that UZ will be able to save USD 45 million on the acquisition in direct negotiations with the bank. According to the data, last year, 56.3% of payments were made on the railway operator’s website, using the PrivatBank card.
Voitko said that the addition of the Liqpay payment button and the abandonment of the intermediary made it possible to increase efficiency in issuing ticket refunds and returning passengers.
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In 2019, Ukrzaliznytsia accused the private company Unit, which was developing an online ticketing system to steal money. According to Alexander Voitko, the company conspired with former employees of Uktrzltsia to become an intermediary between UZhD and customers during the purchase of the latest tickets via the Internet.
According to Voitko, “Unit” has developed the website book.uz.gov.ua for online sales of travel bookings in such a way that a payment gateway is used to pay for tickets with a bank card. The “unit” charged 0.8% for each successful transaction, allowing it to steal more than $ 51 million from 2017 to 2018. The railway company turned to law enforcement for help.
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