Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) has launched the contactless debit card in partnership with the Bucharest Public Transportation Operator (RATB). According to a communiqué sent to the editorial office, the card can be used both for day-to-day transactions and for the payment of public transportation. BCR officials have explained that the money used to pay the use of public transportation do not come directly from the account but from an e-wallet included in the card, an e-wallet that can be recharged. The card can be charged with any type of commutation tickets for public transportation in Bucharest. “After London, Bucharest is the second city in the world in which a card can be used both as a banking instrument and in order to pay the use of public transportation,” Oana Petrescu, BCR Vice President, stated. When the card is issued the client will pay a RON 10 tax but will receive the same sum in his e-wallet.