NICOSIA, Cyprus, Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QIWI plc, (NASDAQ:QIWI) (MOEX:QIWI) ("QIWI" or the "Company") today announced that users can now transfer money to China UnionPay bank cards via qiwi.com website. Now topping up a Chinese bank card is fast1, secure, and can be done at any time.
"China UnionPay, the National Payment System of China, is one of the largest in the world in terms of the number of cards issued as well as the volume of transactions. With QIWI's new payment option purchase of goods and services from Chinese suppliers becomes even more accessible while direct money transfers to the cards of your partners or relatives is significantly easier. Now sending money to China is as simple as topping up a mobile phone or Internet account," says Anna Stoklitskaya, Managing Director at QIWI Group.
To transfer money to a UnionPay card, use the Search button on our website and enter the name of the payment system. It is enough to input the number of the card you want to top up and the amount to be sent in US dollars2 in the UnionPay account top up menu. The system will also display the amount of payment in Russian rubles. The commission is 2% of the amount transferred plus 180 rubles.
Money transfers are currently available for cards issued by the following banks:
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Bank of China
Bank of Communication
China Construction Bank
China Everbright Bank, Harbin Bank
Bank of Shanghai
Hunan Rural Bank
Guangdong Rural Bank
Henan Rural Bank
About QIWI plc.
QIWI is a leading provider of next generation payment services in Russia and the CIS. It has an integrated proprietary network that enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels. It has deployed over 17.0 million virtual wallets, over 176,000 kiosks and terminals, and enabled merchants to accept over RUB 50 billion cash and electronic payments monthly from c.70 million consumers using its network at least once a month. QIWI's consumers can use cash, stored value and other electronic payment methods to order and pay for goods and services across physical or online environments interchangeably.
1 The funds are credited to the cards immediately, except for transfers made from 06:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. (a technical break when transfers are not executed), and from 08:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (the funds are credited with a delay of up to 20 minutes).
2 The funds are converted to RMB before being credited to the account.