The financial company American Express has temporarily suspended the provision of services on the territory of the Russian Federation and Belarus, according to the website of the organization.
The reason is the events in Ukraine, where a special operation of the RF Armed Forces is currently underway to demilitarize in order to protect the population of Donbass.
American Express cards issued worldwide will no longer work in banks and ATMs in Russia, and cards issued in the Russian Federation will not function outside the country. All financial operations of the company in Belarus are also terminated.
Earlier, American companies Visa and Mastercard announced the suspension of work in Russia. It is clarified that the cards of these systems are valid in the Russian Federation until the expiration date. After that, the bank will automatically issue the Mir card. Abroad, you can use the UnionPay payment system.
On March 6, it became known that Apple Pay and Google Pay payment services for Visa and Mastercard cards issued in the Russian Federation will not be available.