LONDON--(RBK Money has today announced that it is to partner with Bigpoint, Europe’s leading online-games developer and publisher. The partnership will mean that Bigpoint customers will be able to use RBK’s suite of payment options at the online check-out.)--
Bigpoint has developed from a small start-up to a large, internationally successful business with partners and customers around the world. The announcement follows the appointment in August of Jochen Siegert, a payment expert, who was brought in as Head of Payments to lead and grow the payment solutions of the Bigpoint portfolio.
Jochen Siegert explained why they chose RBK Money: “We want to continue to be the number one browser games publisher in every market where we’re present. Russia provides a great expansion opportunity and we recognise that RBK Money is the preferred payment option, particularly where people prefer to pay in cash and don’t have bank accounts or credit cards.”
RBK Money are dominant in Russia and the former CIS where they have partnerships with Banks, the Post Office, retailers and payment kiosk providers. In January this year RBK set up an office in London, their first in Western Europe. The UK Government’s UKTI welcomed the move and recognised RBK’s expertise, saying that the new office would help UK traders access the Russian market.
Paul Bartholomew-Keen, the MD of RBK Money commented; “We’re delighted to be working with Bigpoint. We expect this to be the first of many new partnerships. As the recession continues, smart retailers are looking for opportunities beyond Western Europe, where incomes are stagnant or falling, compared to Eastern Europe, where disposable incomes are, in some countries, increasing rapidly. To be effective in these markets retailers need a payment platform that is known and trusted, and one that doesn’t expect consumers to use bank accounts and credit cards. That’s where we can help.”
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About RBK Money
RBK Money is an electronic payments company that offers safe online payments via e-wallet, credit and debit cards, instant money transfers, as well as services for online businesses.
RBK Money is one of the primary payment platforms in Russia and CIS. It is linked to the leading Russian banks, self-service kiosk networks, mobile retail outlets and operates in 40,000 Russian post offices. Now regionally headquartered in the UK, RBK Money makes it much easier for global companies to sell their goods and services in Russia.
RBK Money is part of RBC Holdings. In the UK it is registered with the Financial Services Authority.
To find out more go to http://www.rbkmoney.co.uk/