Qiwi buy service “Money Mail.Ru»




Group Qiwi, managing the eponymous system of instant payments, agreed to buy the service “Money Mail.Ru». Through him, make payments, including users of various projects Mail.Ru Group, including social network “VKontakte”, “Classmates” and “My World”.


The fact that Qiwi acquires from Mail.Ru Group project “Money Mail.Ru», according to ” Kommersant “. The transaction amount was not specified.

“With the increasing regulation of the Russian market of electronic money became apparent that the effective development of this direction is necessary to focus on it as much as possible. For us, the project “Money Mail.Ru” always acted as a companion business, and our partners from Qiwi, by contrast, are specialized in payments “- are reported words CEO Mail.Ru Group Dmitry Grishin.

Chairman of the Board of Directors Qiwi Boris Kim described the deal extension of the strategic partnership with Mail.Ru Group, stressing that the synergy of users “get more functional and convenient payment service.”

Service “Money Mail.Ru» allows you to instantly pay for services and goods through mobile applications or web portal. This payment method is available, including users of the projects Mail.Ru Group, including social networks “Classmates”, “My World”, “VKontakte”. After the end of the transit period, all service operation “Money Mail.Ru» will be carried out by Qiwi.


Qiwi long been interested in the purchase of third-party systems of instant payments at different times showing interest, in particular, to the services of “Unistream” and Contact. In turn, Mail.Ru Group owns a long Qiwi, which gradually reduced – so after the last transaction made in September, it reached about 1.3%. Reduction package “has no effect on partnerships and joint projects Qiwi and Mail.Ru Group», underlined then Qiwi.


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