Via the e-Government Payment Gateway system, Kazakhstan citizens made 639 701 payments in 2014 for the sum of KZT 3 036 274 000. Property tax, state duty for registration of title to real estate, registration of civil status acts, issuance of identity documents, and other public services are the most popular payments.
A considerable part of payments was the payment of traffic infraction fine. Thus, during 2014, citizens paid fines for the amount of KZT 1 670 494 000, which is nearly 6 times more than in 2013. “Growing payments are basically because of migrating the payment service to the second-tier banks and to Kazakhstan Center for Inter-bank Settlements (KCIS). In turn, KCIS provided the service to other second-tier banks in order to enable paying the fines through banks’ limited service branches and Internet banking. Those banks included Center Credit Bank, Sberbank of Russia, Caspibank, AsiaCreditBank, etc. In future, we intend to perform integration with all banks of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, Deputy Chairman of the Board of National Information Technologies JSC Talgat Ismagambetov remarked.
The size of citizens’ online payments is growing year by year. While in 2011, the sum of payments had been KZT 19 543 000, in 2012 – 141 298 000, then in 2013, the total amount of payments exceeded one billion tenge (KZT 1 145 391 100).
Note that the e-Government Payment Gateway system has been operated in Kazakhstan since 2010. The System was listed in the rating of 50 biggest Internet companies of Kazakhstan and is among 15 Kazakhstan e-Commerce market players, according to Forbes Kazakhstan.