Nasdaq powers Kazakhstan’s new stock exchange

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Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) has chosen Nasdaq to power Kazakhstan’s nascent stock exchange, the AIFC Exchange. The exchange is targeted to launch in late-2017 and will initially trade equities and fixed income with other asset classes for future phases. Within the framework of the agreement, the Nasdaq Matching Engine will be implemented and go […]

WorldRemit brings instant money transfers to CIS markets

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Digital money transfer service WorldRemit is now available in Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, expanding its partnership with the Russian “Contact” payment system. The development follows WorldRemit’s recent service launch across Russia in collaboration with Contact. The firm’s users can now send money to be collected as cash pick up at more than 3,000 locations […]

B1NK bot brings payments “first” to Kazakhstan

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Digital-only B1NK, part of Capital Bank Kazakhstan, has unveiled the region’s “first” chat and payments bot – using Telegram Messenger. The bank says its customers can send money to friends and manage their cards all via the messenger service. Gani Uzbekov, CEO, Capital Bank Kazakhstan (B1NK), says: “Today only a couple of tier-2 banks in […]

Backbase’s omnichannel platform gains new live site in Kazakhstan

New digital bank – Altyn-i – launched in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Halyk Bank has launched a new digital banking subsidiary, Altyn-i, underpinned by the Backbase omnichannel solution. Backbase interfaces to Altyn-i’s core banking system, CBS, from Colvir Software Solutions. The new bank aims to offer a full range of financial services. At present, it offers account opening, debit cards and payment services. Consumer loans, mortgages […]

Sberbank Kazakhstan opens way to cardless cash withdrawals

Andrei Timchenko, deputy CEO – retail at Sberbank Kazakhstan

Sberbank Kazakhstan and OpenWay have launched a cardless cash withdrawal service on the Way4 platform. The bank’s customers can now get cash at more than 900 ATMs without a card. Instead, a “secret” code is entered at the ATM. The new “cash by code” functionality was developed by OpenWay together with an unnamed third party […]

Kazakh Eurasian Bank unveils mobile banking

Eurasia Bank is based in Alamaty, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Eurasian Bank has launched a mobile banking service which offers basic mobile banking features to Kazakh, Russian and English=speaking customers.