UKASH CONTINUES EXPANSION IN ROMANIA WITH QIWI PARTNERSHIP Monday 10 March 2014 PDF Print Bringing Romanian consumers safe, convenient online payments www.ukash.com London, March 2014 – Leading global online cash payment provider, Ukash, further strengthens its presence in Romania as it partners with QIWI, the cash and electronic payments provider. As the first company to introduce the instant payments system for cash transactions in Romania, QIWI enhances Ukash’s already firm presence in this emerging market. Established in 2009, QIWI Romania is part of QIWI Group and introduced instant payments in the region. QIWI’s network includes over 1,000 terminals in Romania alone, offering different services to order or pay for goods and services across physical or online environments interchangeably. Consumers currently make cash and electronic payments via personal bank accounts, mobile phone accounts and social network currencies. Now Ukash online cash payments are available to Romanian consumers keen to shop and pay online. “Thanks to QIWI’s national network of terminals, more Romanian’s than ever can access Ukash, offering them another way to pay online without the need to provide any personal information,” explained Miranda McLean, Marketing Director, Ukash. “This partnership supports our commitment to helping more people enjoy the benefits of online shopping and payments, regardless of whether they have a bank account or not. QIWI customers simply walk into their local convenience store, supermarket or hypermarket to exchange cash and coins for Ukash voucher codes, which can be used directly at thousands of websites worldwide.” Alexandru Oancea, Commercial Manager of QIWI Romania comments, “Ukash shares our focus on bringing consumers more safe and convenient ways to pay, making this a strategic partnership to ensure QIWI continues to meet consumer demands in Romania. The strength of the Ukash brand means it’s a service our customers can trust, providing Romanian’s with a new way to pay online for world famous brands worldwide. And without the need for bank details and personal information, Ukash removes some of the hurdles for shoppers in Romania.” Ukash is the global e-commerce cash payment method that enables consumers around the world to use cash to shop, pay and play online safely, securely and conveniently. Developed to protect personal identity and financial information when making online transactions, reducing the threat of credit and debit card fraud for consumers, Ukash has no age limit, so consumers of all ages can make the most of safe payment online. This makes it a valuable alternative payment method for online retailers who want to reach the widest possible audience. Ukash codes are purchased with cash in retail outlets such as shops, petrol stations and kiosks. The unique 19 digit codes can then be used to pay directly on any of the thousands of websites that accept Ukash transactions worldwide, or loaded onto prepaid cards and e-wallets. END Find us on: For further press information or interviews please contact the Ukash Press Office at HSL: Wendy Harrison, Clare Watson, Arran Fano, Nakhalar Sterling or Ed McCambridge. +44(0)208 977 9132. firstname.lastname@example.org Notes to Editors Ukash is the global online cash payment provider and internationally recognised e-commerce cash payment method that enables consumers around the world to use cash to shop, pay and play online safely, securely and conveniently. This secure payment method was developed to protect personal identity and financial information when making online transactions, reducing the threat of credit and debit card fraud for consumers and repudiations and charge-backs for retailers. Ukash has no age limit, so consumers of all ages can make the most of safe payment online. Ukash codes are purchased with cash in retail outlets such as shops, petrol stations and kiosks, and issued online from the company’s website. The unique 19 digit codes can then be used to pay directly on any of the thousands of websites that accept Ukash transactions worldwide, or loaded onto prepaid cards and e-wallets. Established in 2001 under the holding company Smart Voucher Ltd, Ukash® has grown to more than 460,000 physical points of purchase, and is available in over 50 countries around the world in 6 continents. Ukash is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The maximum single value allowed is £200/€250 and the maximum amount that can be held by an individual customer is £1,000/€1,250 – equivalent values in other currencies apply to both sums. About QIWI 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 approximately 15 million virtual wallets, over 167,000 kiosks and terminals, and enabled merchants to accept over RUB 47 billion cash and electronic payments monthly from over 60 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 interchangeab This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Harrison Sadler in the following categories: Personal Finance, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.