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New EWDN study: Cross-border sales still growing fast, Chinese players invading the market
Far from the international tumult, the Russian e-commerce market is still growing – and many players in Russia and from abroad continue serving an ever-increasing number of online shoppers from this country. In spite of the ruble’s fall, market volumes are expected to increase by at least 50% in value, and by 75% in the number of parcels, to around $5 billion this year, with e-commerce...
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24 November 2014
M-VIDEO INTERNET SALES INCREASED FOR 76% PER THE LAST 9 MONTH
Internet sales of M.Video (online orders, including all types of delivery) have grown per 76% for the last 9 month 2014 and hit 10 bln.RUB vs 5,6 bln.RUB for the same period last year.  ...
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20 October 2014
MAIL.RU GROUP IS LAUNCHING ADVERTISING NETWORK
The company is starting to sale advertising on external apps.  ...
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17 October 2014
NATIONAL PAYMENT SYSTEM IS STARTING TO OPERATE WITHOUT SECURITY SERVICE
If the time frame is limited, National Payment System representatives suggested to make a launch without 3D Secure system – which provides safety of payments for goods and services in the Network. Internet payments will be possible, but population will have to do them at their concern.  ...
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17 October 2014
PRICEFREE SPECIALISTS HAVE EVALUATED THE RUSSIAN MOBILE COMMERCE MARKET
Russian mobile commerce market has grown for 1H2014 almost two fold and its volume is close to $1,6 bln. Such conclusion was made in the research by experts of payment-discount system PriceFree.  ...
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16 October 2014
BITCOIN COMPANIES ARE RUNNING OUT OF RUSSIA AFTER THE LAW DRAFT PREPARED BY MINFIN (MINISTER OF FINANCE)
The destiny of many bitcoin companies is unclear after the latest law draft which was published by the Ministry of Finance – forbids everything about bitcoin.  ...
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13 October 2014
NABIULLINA HAS ACCEPTED THAT THERE IS A CHANCE TO RETURN TO “BEFORE SWIFT” TECHNOLOGIES
In case SWIFT will cancel Russia from the system, banks will be able to use payment system of Central Bank. But for international transactions, credit organizations will have to use “before-SWIFT” technologies.  ...
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13 October 2014
MASS MEDIA: AMOUNT OF ANONIMOUS INTERNET PAYMENTS CAN BE LOWERED TILL 1 THOUSAND RUB
The Public Russian Chamber will suggest to empower Federal Anti-Counter Drugs Service (FACDS) with a right to block e-accounts of drug dealers without judicial verdict and to lower the min. amount of anonymous transfer from 15 thousand till 1 thousand RUB (Izvestia with a reference to Sultan Hamzaev – Member of the Commission – HealthCare).  ...
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9 October 2014
CENTRAL BANK REFUSED TO MONITOR OPERATIONS WITH BITCOIN
Russian Central Bank has commented the law draft by Ministry of Finance regarding the money substitutes. As example, Central Bank is discussing the crypto currency bitcoin.  ...
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7 October 2014
MOBILE READERS STUCK IN THE NICHE
Turnover of payments via mobile terminals – payments by banking cards is showing a good growth, nevertheless this solution remains niche. According to Smartfin data (2can brand), volume of payments market via mobile terminals was 1,5 bln.RUB for the last 2 years.  ...
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6 October 2014
SWIFT DECLARED: THE SYSTEM WILL NOT DISCONNECT RUSSIA, DESPITE THE PRESSURE
International system for exchange of banking information SWIFT is not planning to disconnect Russia from its services, despite the political pressure on the company.  ...
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6 October 2014
YOUNG POPULATION CONTINUES TO PURCHASE ONLINE ON THE FOREIGN WEB-SITES
Initiative Agency researched online purchases market in Russia. The popularity of online shopping is still growing in this country. The number of e-buyers and frequency of purchases increases because of the small cities with population – less than 1 mln.people. Among the most popular goods – are cloths and shoes. TOP5 also includes readymade food, home appliances, children goods and ga...
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30 September 2014
AMERICAN EBAY WANTS TO BECOME A CONSOLIDATION CENTER FOR E-COMMERCE IN RUSSIA
American internet retailer eBay Inc hopes to become a consolidation center on Russian e-commerce market, which is unevitable in the future due to the decrease in the Russian economy development. Such information was revealed by Vice President Wendi Jones to Reuters.  ...
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30 September 2014
WALLET IN THE PHONE
Operators increase their role on payment market  ...
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30 September 2014
CRYPTO CURRENCIES ARE HERE: FIRST BITCOIN CONFERENCE IN KIEV
26 September, Bitcoin – first in the Ukraine Bitcoin Conference Kiev 2014. Experts from all around the world came to discuss and analyze what is happening and what is the sphere of «virtual coins», discuss its perspectives and barriers for development.  ...
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29 September 2014
RUSSIAN BORROWERS WILL RECEIVE MONEY VIA SOCIAL NETWORK.
Russian lending market is opening a new page: first time for the 8 years, social lending system is starting to operate.  ...
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29 September 2014
GAZPROMBANK HAS STARTED THE EMISSION OF CHINESE UNIONPAY CARD
Third by volume of assets Russian bank Gazprombank has started to issue international banking cards by paid system UnionPay. Such information was presented by credit organization.  ...
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24 September 2014
E-MONEY IN RUSSIA: COMPARISON OF MARKET PLAYERS’ FINANCIAL SUCCESS / HABRAHABR.RU
E-money system are doing good job in counting of their users’ money.  ...
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11 September 2014
ALMOST 60% RUSSIANS USE BANKING CARDS
According to the RosIndex research, the number of cardholders in Russia increase in 2Q2014 vs same period last year for 6,9% and reached 59,4% of the total population.  ...
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11 September 2014
E-COMMERCE IS DRIVING KAZAKHSTAN FORWARD
J’son & Partners Consulting declared E-commerce market in Kazakhstan the most dynamic segment of retail trade market. Volume of e-commerce was over 1,5 bln.USD in 2013. Same indicator in Belarus is 426 mln.USD, in Russia – is over 50 bln.USD (over 2 trln.RUB).  ...
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10 September 2014
PAYMENTS VIA NFC TECHNOLOGY ARE AVAILABLE FOR OVER HALF MILLION SMARTPHONES’ HOLDERS IN RUSSIA
Over half million smartphones’ holders can pay for purchases and public transport via one click thanks to CardsMobile Company (i-Free Ventures investment project).  ...
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9 September 2014
VALIDATOR OF NEW GENERATION CASHCODE GX: BLOW THE COUNTERFEITER
Vlad Kravcov, product manager B.E., P.Eng., Crane Payment Innovations Company Crane Payment Innovations offers effective solution in fight against counterfeit bills in Russian payment terminals.  ...
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9 September 2014
Communal payments and traffic fines are going to get paid from users’ mobile accounts
The Ministry of Finance is preparing a legislative bill which will allow mobile subscribers with post-paid tariff plans to pay both traffic tickets and communal bills from their mobile accounts, - reported “Izvestiya” newspaper.  ...
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9 September 2014
OVERVIEW 360° ON DIGITAL FINANCE & E-SERVICES RUSSIA 2014
4 September 2014 COMNEWS has opened the beginning of season III Russian Conference: Digital Finance & E-services Russia 2014 – Clients’ services, technologies and solutions of new generation on e-payment market.    ...
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8 September 2014
THE NUMBER OF INTERNET SALES SHARPLY DECREASED IN UKRAINE
According to Prom.ua, the number of internet sales in August dropped in Ukraine for 71% and for 83% in Kiev. Such information was published by Finance.ua....
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5 September 2014
RUSSIANS PREFER TO PURCHASE ONLINE IN CHINA
Cross Border (purchases abroad) is the most fast growing segment of e-trade. Over 1/3 of Russian internet buyers made purchases in foreign e-shops, according to OnLife research made by Synovate Comcon. Most often Russians prefer to purchase in China on AliExpress platform. Avg.bill per purchase in foreign online stores is $45 till $200.  According to Association of internet trade companies, 3...
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5 September 2014
MASTERCARD CHOSE THE LIST OF COMPANIES FOR PROCESSING IN RUSSIA
International payment system MasterCard made the list of several companies which can become systems’ partner for in-country processing. Head of Russian Division Mastercard Ilya Ryaby told this to Itar-Tass during XII International Banking Forum in Sochi. Such cooperation will allow payment systems to avoid the obligatory payment of safe deposit – till 25% of avg.daily turnover. &nbs...
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5 September 2014
NFC-STARTS ARE NOT CROSSING THE PERSPECTIVE’S LINE
MTS is planning to connect over 10% of subscribers’ base to NFC services in 2016.  ...
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5 September 2014
Belorussian E-commerce is demonstrating a growth
The Belorussian E-commerce market is growing at a fast pace, by fat, due to a low base effect. According to J’son & Partners Consulting estimates, the total market value in 2013 is estimated at $350M; however, a fast growth is anticipated during several upcoming years. The Belorussian E-commerce market is now located at its early development stage.  ...
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4 September 2014
OVER 1/3 OF RUSSIAN POPULATION MAKE PURCHASES IN FOREIGN INTERNET SHOPS
70% active internet users from Russia made purchases in the internet in 1H2014, 35% of them – via smartphones or tablets. Such information was confirmed by OnLife research made by Synovate Comcon. The leading category in online shopping is cloths/shoes/accessories. In TOP5 also – home appliances, computers, cosmetic/perfume and food delivery.  ...
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4 September 2014
QIWI ANNOUNCED PARTNERSHIP WITH PAYMENT SYSTEM LEADER
Now Russian clients of payment system Leader will be able to use QIWI terminals and e-wallet Visa QIWI Wallet and to make money transfers to Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Ukraine.  ...
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3 September 2014
YANDEX: IS PAYING FOR EVERYTHING
The company has announced new function – to make payments via banking card for cinema tickets, fines and utility services without leaving the searching results. There is no need to register in the system in order to use the service; you just need to fill the form in the interactive window.  ...
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3 September 2014
The popularity of NFC-payments is growing
The growth of NFC payments popularity goes hand by hand with the choice of compatible smartphones”  , considers Konstantin Savchenko, a “Koshelyok” (“Wallet”) startup venture project manager.  ...
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1 September 2014
Quick to school!
The 4th of September will become a back-to-school day for Moscow financial organizations. The Third All-Russia conference “Digital Finance & e – Services Russaia’2014” opens up the doors for all market players. Banks and the bankers are strongly advised to harry to go “back to the FinTech school” to update their financial knowledge: so far, their new generat...
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1 September 2014
When will bank cards surpass cash in Internet trade?
In July 2014 года analytical company J’son & Partners Consulting presented brief results of the internet trade and electronic commerce segments research in the Russian Federation.  ...
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28 August 2014
Belorussian electronic commerce market is seeing a booming growth
J’son & Partners Consulting company has run a research dedicated to the Belorussian electronic commerce market. According to the research the market in Belarus in currently located at its early development stage, therefore demonstrating fairly high growth rate.  ...
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27 August 2014
RUSSIA ON CHINESE CARDS
Payment system China UnionPay is planning to issue in Russia 2 mln.cards in the coming 3 years. This is a very real perspective. Besides, with a certain penetration rate of Chinese payment system our wallets can be much higher.  ...
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26 August 2014
E-COMMERCE MARKET VOLUME IN BELARUS WAS 350 MLN.USD IN 2013
J’son & Partners Consulting presented short results of the research: E-commerce market in Republic of Belarus.  ...
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26 August 2014
ELVIRA NABIULLINA: NATIONAL PAYMENT CARD (NPC) WILL NOT BE A MONOPOLIST IN RUSSIA / ITAR-TASS
Such announcement was made by Elvira Nabiullina, Governor of the Central Bank of Russia during the Russian Youth Forum Seliger.  ...
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25 August 2014
MasterCard is building computer chips into credit cards
Frequent cases of credit card fraud require additional measures to prevent information leakage. MasterCard, one of the leading companies in the world of payment, develops new credit card that will use computer chips to combat fraud, The Wall Street Journal said.    ...
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21 August 2014
“VISA” will spent the winter in Russia
“VISA” will continue to work in Russia; though a Russian domestic processing partner has not yet been selected. The company is running negotiations with several contenders for this place, - the head of the Visa’s Department of Innovation in Russia, CIS and South-Eastern Europe Andrey Aleykin said that yesterday at a press conference in Moscow.  ...
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20 August 2014
WHO THREATENS THE MONOPOLY OF VISA AND MASTERCARD?
International payment systems Visa and MasterCard dominated on the market for many years. The situation is changing now – local payment systems and crypto currencies are launching the market. PR department of e-payment system PayOnline has prepared Overview of largest payment global systems, key competitors of leading International Payment Systems and development forecast.  ...
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20 August 2014
RESEARCH: ALMOST HALF OF RUSSIAN INTERNET USERS USE ONLINE-BANKING
Synovate Comcon company in terms of syndicate project OnLife (research of online-behavior) has published the results of the research in the sphere of use of distance banking services.  ...
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20 August 2014
The Best of Best in the Digital Finance
The third All-Russian Conference “Digital Finance & E-services Russia'2014” will take place on September 4 in Moscow. The conference will solemnly mark and reward the best brands of the financial market in "Electronic Wallet", "Internet Banking" and "Mobile Banking" nominations.  ...
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19 August 2014
Technologies are changing the way of banking services in Kazakhstan
A speaking teller machine, mobile cash, and a bank outlet “on the wheels”… this is the way of the future as seen by the British Banking Association’s experts. They are sure that the current, conservative banking environment, will soon be replaced by mobile- and internet-based banking applications.  ...
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19 August 2014
MDM BANK HAS CONNECTED TO CHINESE UNIONPAY
MDM Bank has announced about start of cooperation with subsidiary company China UnionPay – UnionPay International.  As was mentioned in the press-release of credit organization, in terms of joint project, an opportunity to service cards of Chinese payment systems in the networks of ATMs and MDM Bank’s terminals will be implemented. The process of MDM Bank cooperation with UnionPay...
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13 August 2014
The agenda for the Digital Finance
Financial and IT leaders will meet in Moscow on September 4 at the “Digital Finance & E-services Russia’ 2014” all-Russia conference. The forum participant will discuss new opportunities for the era of electronic- and internet-based finances.  ...
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11 August 2014
HOW TO FOLLOW THE BRAND IN SOCIAL NETWORKS
Overview of monitoring systems that can help to analyze the reactions of users in social media.  ...
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11 August 2014
I  INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE-FORUM BITCOIN AND CRYPTO CURRENCIES: DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES IN RUSSIA
Crypto Currencies Foundation Russia (CCFR) held international conference-forum Bitcoin and crypto currencies: development perspectives in Russia - #CryptoForum. Participants: bitcoin-fans, Russian authorities, representatives from banking sector and experts from different industries – legal and economy, top managers of payment systems and IT companies and authors of scientific publications a...
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11 August 2014
YANDEX.MONEY ALLOW TO CREATE INTERNET-SHOP FOR FREE
Yandex.Money  and Simtech company has launched Merchium— cloud solution based on content management system CS-Cart. Anyone can create internet-shop with its help. The platform can be launched as new web-site or be connected to the currently existing. Besides, it is possible to open the shop in social network (Facebook or VK) by adding all necessary functions: catalogue of goods, shoppin...
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11 August 2014