Kyivstar and Visa launched the STARKASA business solution

Telecom operator Kyivstar and the international payment technology company Visa presented STARKASA, a multifunctional app for small and medium-sized businesses, enabling entrepreneurs to use all the functions of the cash register and POS via a smartphone. The app is available to subscribers of all mobile operators.

KYIV, February 10, 2022 — STARKASA is a mobile application for smartphones on the Android OS allowing users to perform payment transactions, accept cashless payments, issue receipts, order goods online, etc. This application will help individual entrepreneurs use software POS and comply with the new legal norms. The solution offers three key functions.

  • Mobile cash register with software POS — a cash register in a smartphone that can issue a fiscal receipt, start a shift, create a list of products, sell a product, make a discount, return the product, generate a cash report and close the shift.
  • Visa Tap to Phone is a technology that allows you to turn a smartphone with an NFC module into a POS terminal, enabling entrepreneurs to accept cashless payments without using a classic POS terminal.
  • STARKASA.MARKET is an online product ordering system for businesses and their points of sale.

Thus, the solution allows the entrepreneur to save on the purchase of trading equipment, automate the business, connect online, and have a single contact for support. 

“This technology is a response to the new law, which obliges certain groups of individual entrepreneurs to fiscalize sales and issue receipts for payment transactions. We offer entrepreneurs a simple and convenient 3-in-1 solution that will help them run their business without additional costs while abiding by the law,” commented Volodymyr Nabokov, Kyivstar's Head of Mobile Financial Services.

“Creating a simple and secure payment experience is a constant priority for Visa. The Visa Tap to Phone technology, which is the basis of the STARKASA program, stimulates the growth of payment acceptance for small and medium-sized businesses, for which traditional acquiring requires significant investments. We are sure that the new STARKASA solution from Kyivstar and Visa will bring benefits for both businesses and consumers, therefore significantly expanding the payment acceptance network in Ukraine,” commented Oleksandr Yablunivskyy, Vice President for Solutions, CISSEE, Visa.

To use the STARKASA product, you need to create an account or download the app from the Play Market. Until the end of June, the use of STARKASA for an entrepreneur will be free of charge, as well as with no commission when accepting cashless payments for Visa cards, until the turnover reaches UAH 30,000. The cost of a subscription to the service after the promotional period will be UAH 199 per month.

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About Visa:

Visa (NYSE: V) is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere and see access as foundational to the future of money movement. Learn more at

About Kyivstar:

Kyivstar is the largest Ukrainian telecom operator that provides communication and data transmission services based on a wide range of mobile and fixed technologies to 26.3 million mobile and 1.2 million fixed line subscribers. The company's 4G services are available in the territory where 90% of the population of Ukraine lives. The shareholders of Kyivstar are the international group VEON Ltd., with an office in the Netherlands. The group's shares are listed on the NASDAQ (New York) and Euronext (Amsterdam) stock exchanges. Kyivstar has been working in Ukraine for 24 years, being the largest TV taxpayer, one of the best employers, and a socially responsible company. Additional information: [email protected],

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