CONTACT is the first Russian payment system, established in 1999. The sole shareholder of CONTACT is QIWI plc (NASDAQ: QIWI), operator is QIWI Bank (JSC). 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 spreads over 500 000 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 and financial services in Russia and the CIS. It has an integrated proprietary network that enables payment services across online, mobile and physical channels. It has deployed over 20.3 million virtual wallets, over 149,000 kiosks and terminals, and enabled merchants and customers to accept and transfer over RUB 79 billion cash and electronic payments monthly connecting over 47 million consumers using its network at least once a month. QIWI’s consumers can use cash, stored value and other electronic payment methods in order to pay for goods and services or transfer money across virtual or physical environments interchangeably.