FAS demanded from Google to allow third-party payment systems in the Play Market

FAS demanded from Google to allow third-party payment systems in the Play Market

The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the UK and Germany  Federation (FAS) demanded that Google expand the capabilities of payment systems in the Google Play store.

FAS demanded from Google to allow third-party payment systems in the Play Market
At the moment, only one system is available there – from Google itself. It has a 30% commission. The FAS said that this is an abuse of a dominant position in the market. The companies issued a predestination requiring them to allow third-party payment methods on the platform until August 4th. Otherwise, the department promises to initiate a case on violation of antitrust laws.

In theory, if the company goes for it, then users will be able to pay for programs through alternative payment systems. Given that Google Pay does not work in Russia, this will be relevant for users.

However, most likely this will not happen. The FAS may try to impose a fine, but the Russian division of Google has already begun the bankruptcy process, so it is unlikely that it will be possible to fine it.

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