CONTACT is the first Russian payment system, established in 1999. The sole shareholder of CONTACT is QIWI plc (NASDAQ: QIWI), operator is “Rapida” Ltd. CONTACT system laid the foundations of the Russian market of remittances and is currently one of the Top3 market leaders of money transfers services in Russia and CIS countries.
CONTACT pool of partners consists of more than 900 Russian and international financial institutions. CONTACT network consists of 410 000 POS in more than 170 countries. CONTACT has been constantly expanding large variety of money transfer channels, offering its customers new and technological advanced services.
Since mid-2015, QIWI plc is CONTACT’s sole shareholder. QIWI is a leading provider of next generation payment services in Russia and the CIS. It has an integrated proprietary network that enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels. It has deployed over 17 million virtual wallets, over 176,000 kiosks and terminals, and enabled merchants to accept over RUB 50 billion cash and electronic payments monthly from over 70 million consumers using its network at least once a month.
QIWI maintains key strategic partnerships with biggest players in payments, banking, merchants, dotcom and telecom such as Visa, eBay, Alipay, MegaFon, Mail.ru, Otkritie FC and Russian Post.