Qiwi

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Qiwi PLC
TypePublic
NasdaqQIWI
MCXQIWI
IndustryPayment service provider
FoundedMoscow, Russia (2007 (2007))
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Andrey Protopopov (CEO) Sergey A. Solonin (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Revenue$351,6 million (2020)[1]
14,064,000,000 Russian ruble (2020) Edit this on Wikidata
4,714,000,000 Russian ruble Edit this on Wikidata
Total assets83,315,000,000 Russian ruble (2020) Edit this on Wikidata
Websitewww.qiwi.com
Footnotes / references
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QIWI plc is a Russian company that provides payment and financial services in Russia and CIS countries. The group includes QIWI payment system, QIWI Bank, CONTACT money transfer system, Factoring PLUS, Flocktory, and QPlatform. The company has representative offices in three countries.

The payment network has more than 16,6 million wallets and virtual cards, as well as almost 106 thousand terminals and payment points.[3]

History[edit]

QIWI Group was founded by Sergey Solonin, Boris Kim and Andrey Romanenko in 2007.[4]

In 2008 QIWI launched the QIWI Wallet.

In November 2012, Visa and QIWI signed a global partnership agreement, under which QIWI Wallet was transformed into a co-branded product Visa QIWI Wallet.[5]

In 2013, QIWI went public on the NASDAQ, the shares were traded at $17 per share.

In July 2015, QIWI Group became 100% shareholder of CONTACT money transfer system.[6]

In June 2017 the co-founder of the payment service QIWI Andrei Romanenko left the management of the company and sold the stake he owned.[7]

In October 2017, QIWI bought the rights to the brand and software of the banking services Rocketbank and "Tochka" from Otkritie Bank.[8]

In June 2018, Otkritie Bank, QIWI Group and Tochka announced the signing of a cooperation agreement and the creation of the joint venture Tochka JSC, which would launch a new stage in the development of the financial services market for entrepreneurs in Russia. In 2021, QIWI sold its stake in the joint venture to Otkritie Bank, the transaction amounted to 4.95 billion rubles.[9]

In 2021, Andrey Protopopov, who previously headed the Payment Segment, was appointed to the position of CEO.[10]

In August 2021, in accordance with the order of the President of Russia, the creditor Mobilnaya Karta, not Qiwi, was chosen as the exclusive center for accounting for the transfer of bets from the bookmakers. Olga Zhuravskaya (16,5%), the wife of co-founder of betting company Liga Stavok, and Igor Avdeev (11,25%) are featuring among other minority shareholders of Mobilnaya Karta. By the end of September 2021, the process of replacing the relevant activities of operators with a single regulator for accounting rates in bookmakers will be completed. Due to the consolidation of accounting on the chosen one and exclusive operator, deprivation of Qiwi functions of accounting and Qiwi`s forecasts of the reduction of its revenue, the price of shares of Qiwi has fallen by 6%.[11]

In September 2021, Qiwi`s CEO Andrey Protopopov announced that the company will continue to deal with betting provides via new Unified Center for Accounting of Bet money Transfers, which will consolidate two current centers, Qiwi Bank and Mobilnaya Karta.[12]

B2B Services[edit]

The core business of QIWI is the development of payment solutions for businesses. In 2021 QIWI united its products for business in a separate direction - QIWI Business. QIWI singles out key areas for itself, with which it works: the taxi market, tourism, e-commerce, banks, MFIs, digital entertainment, housing and public utilities, etc.

There are major financial and payment solutions for B2B customers:

  • QIWI offers internet-acquiring services and internet-banking.  
  • The company has developed payment services based on an open API that allow to set up mass payments, including to the self-employed.
  • QIWI issues physical and virtual cards that can be used to set up mass payments to customers and partners.
  • QIWI develops custom solutions for specific industries. In 2019, QIWI launched the "Taxiaggregator" service, designed specifically for taxi fleets.[13] In the same year, the company developed a financial service for scrap haulers, which made it possible to transfer settlements into a cashless form.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://investor.qiwi.com/news-releases/news-release-details/qiwi-announces-unaudited-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Qiwi plc". Yahoo! Finance.
  3. ^ "QIWI Announces First Quarter 2021 Financial Results | QIWI Group". investor.qiwi.com. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  4. ^ "Бизнесу | QIWI Кошелек". corp.qiwi.com. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  5. ^ "Qiwi кладет Visa в кошелек". Газета.Ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  6. ^ "QIWI Announces Acquisition of Contact and Rapida | QIWI Group". investor.qiwi.com. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  7. ^ Фролов, Андрей (2017-06-02). "Сооснователь Qiwi Андрей Романенко продал свою долю в компании — Офтоп на vc.ru". vc.ru. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  8. ^ "Tochka Bank and QIWI Agree on a Partnership in the Small Business Sector | QIWI Group". investor.qiwi.com. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  9. ^ GmbH, finanzen net. "QIWI To Sell Stake In Tochka Project To Bank Otkritie". markets.businessinsider.com. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  10. ^ "QIWI Appoints Chief Executive Officer | QIWI Group". investor.qiwi.com. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  11. ^ "Падение акций Qiwi после назначения единого регулятора учёта перевода букмекерских ставок" (in Russian). Коммерсантъ. 2021-08-26.
  12. ^ "Qiwi планирует продолжить работу с букмекерами" (in Russian). Интерфакс. 2021-09-27.
  13. ^ "Платежи уходят на платформы". Коммерсантъ. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  14. ^ "Платежи специального назначения | Инструменты на РБК+". РБК+ (in Russian). Retrieved 2021-08-04.