This article showcases our top picks for the best Russia based Fintech (Financial Technology) companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Fintech (Financial Technology) industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Russia Fintech (Financial Technology) Companies
APIBank is an open banking platform for creating digital ecosystems and the interaction of banks with fintech and non-financial companies. The platform is used to create embedded financial instruments that are complex, hybrid banking products.
It standardizes the data exchange process between banks and non-financial companies. The platform is a “one window” through which a bank can work with different companies, as well as companies cooperate with different banks through a single interface.
APIBank was founded in 2018 and is based in Moscow, Russia.. .
MoneyMan is a digital finance company that offers automated payday loan services 24/7. The company concentrates its research and development efforts on developing innovative risk assessment models, big data processing, and developing secure applications for both web and mobile platforms.
The company was founded by Alexander Dunaev and Boris Batine in 2011 and is based in Moscow, Russia.. .
BitRussia is a financial ecosystem built with modern technological solutions of a distributed registry, smart contracts, with the possibility of issuing and exercising digital rights (tokens). BitRussia is constantly developing its own infrastructure and a set of pre-built business scenarios that provide users with the opportunity to implement projects in the field of factoring, banking, crowdfunding, insurance, reinsurance, banking, processing, trading, human resources and management.
It is the only legal investment operator&platform in Russia with embedded DLT and smart-contracts. BitRussia is deeply integrated with classic fin-tech industries as banking and insurance.
Present status: official piloting in “sandbox mode” with Central Bank of Russia. Platform launch: 3Q 2020.
The ecosystem is a hardware-software complex developed using the distributed ledger technology of the Hyperledger Sawtooth enterprise level framework developed by the Linux Foundation with the participation of dozens of the largest IT and fintech companies including IBM, Intel, SAP, Airbus, American Express, Daimler, Fujitsu, JP Morgan, etc. A number of special super-projects are being implemented within the ecosystem – long-term large commercial projects in large business segments with the participation of significant market players.
Super-projects will have a huge impact on the development of both the BitRussia ecosystem and the development of new digital methods of doing business in the state. The investment operator and its digital platform is one of the super-products of the BitRussia ecosystem, built on the implementation of regulated digital rights (tokens) with the following functionality: – Private blockchain with the release of digital rights (tokens) of utilitarian and securitising types – Realisation of digital rights of projects – applicants for financing – System templates for investment projects – investment, charity, social – Placement of collateral in projects – Limits and rules for attracting and placing investments depending on the type of user – Built-in system smart contracts – Financial control of projects (Escrow) as a protection of investor interests – Voting system – Project Crisis Management Mechanisms – Integration with banking services and the Fast Payment System (SBP) – Integration of government and commercial databases for BI/AML – A platform for discussing projects and their implementation – Automatic rating system for projects and users (4Q 2020) – Integration with Government Services (centralised ID system of Russia) – Ability to implement AML procedures – Ability to configure the system to meet GDPR requirements as part of ecosystem’s global expansion strategy – Direct sale, exchange, transfer and deposit of tokens – Integration of contractors assisting project proponents in meeting digital rights obligations – Etc..
Blackmoon Financial Group
Blackmoon is a technology platform that provides Marketplace Lending as a Service (MPLaaS) for balance sheet lenders. MPLaaS enables balance sheet lenders to access institutional funding via a marketplace approach.
Blackmoon integrates with lending companies through proprietary technologies. Enabling asset managers to efficiently select portfolios by utilizing Blackmoon’s platform for analytical modeling, order management, portfolio monitoring and projecting returns.
Our objective is to provide a global MPLaaS platform for Balance Sheet Lenders.. .
Bistrodengi is the leader in the Russian microfinance market. The company provides various financial services via online platforms, as well as through an extensive branch network of 500 offices throughout Russian Federation.
Bistrodengi justifies its lending decisions with effective predictive models based on a large number of innovative data mining methods and technologies. Customers can apply for a loan of up to 1 million rubles (provided in cash or credited to their bank account).
The company was founded in 2008 in Ulyanovsk, Russia. Bistrodengi is included in Eqvanta group of companies..
Scorista – a unique online service for assessing the borrower. With their analytical system to perform detailed and qualitative assessment of the solvency of the borrower for one minute without any extra costs for you and install additional software.
You get a definite answer to “give” loan or “deny”, stating the reasons. They guarantee theirexpertise.
If the result does not suit you, you can not pay.. .
The Global online trade has changed during the last decade. It evolved from centralized to distributed.
But the payment services, banks and IPSs (VISA, Master) still provide one stage transactions to serve traditional simple business models. Mandarin is a payment platform that allows businesses to build multi-stage payment flows from all possible types of transactions: C2B, B2C, C2C, B2B.
We build open API that helps fintech, marketplaces, platforms and companies working with them automate distributed payment flows.. .
REGA Risk Sharing is an international software company specialized in blockchain fintech products developing. Now we go out of our way to built REGA Platform to reinvent insurance.
We have more 20 years experience in risk assessment and scoring, developed fintech products for main RU banks, using facial and behavioral scoring, ML and computer vision. We link all our best practice and power of blockchain and Ethereum for REGA Platform..
GetFinance is a single digital space for all participants in the factoring market: suppliers, buyers and financing organizations. GetFinance implemented on the basis of advanced fintech solutions in the field of highly loaded information systems, GetFinance has a powerful and functional universal core that allows you to automate complex business factoring processes at all stages: from the initialization of the financing process to the final settlement between participants and transaction accounting.
Due to the modern system of remote verification, the platform provides a fully digital three-way format of work, previously inaccessible to the Russian market.. .
MILI is the fastest consumer finance company in Russia. It’s disruptive technology allows MILI to issue loans to active users of social networks, leveraging their social capital.
MILI has built unique scoring methods, paying equal attention to both standard information sources and users online social capital. Credit decision is made within 5 minutes directly on the website and money is transferred through one of the largest retail chains in Russia (over 5,000 retails posts) – Euroset..
Pay-Me is a vendor and mPOS services provider for small- and medium-sized merchants. It enables its users to accept payment cards, including Visa and MasterCard.
It is recommended for e-commerce and trade companies, taxi and car services, medium-sized hotels and hostels, insurance agents, and many others. Pay-Me was launched in 2012 with the partnership support of Visa International, Beeline, and Alfa-Bank.
It is based in Moscow, Russia.. .
Launched in 2012, MyWishBoard is a crowdfunding, visual savings platform for personal and shared dreams and goals. The platform helps its users collect their desired products, get them funded by friends and family, and achieve personal goals in studying, traveling, and shopping.
It is based in Moscow, Russia.. .
Mplace.me helps financial institutions to start online marketing campaigns immediately, with pre-set access to local financial traffic. MPLACE is a platform for buying and selling leads in Kazakhstan, which offers advertisers to pay only for targeted user actions – buying, registering, filling out profiles, and so on.
It uses a unique technological complex of its own development, which has no analogues in the market. The company’s experience and knowledge in affiliate marketing allow its partners to achieve impressive results..
Vsevcredit offers the solution that allows users to receive loans right at home. The development of our unique software allows integration with any online store, providing reliable technical platform.
The project received more than 70M RUR of investment, which allowed us to create a high-tech service, to attract major partners and to become one of the leaders in online lending market. Vsevcredit specialists developed 8 modules for leading CMS, including 1C-Bitrix, InSales, Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart Simple, Magento etc Currently the service has more than 100 partners.
The service is connected to and is in the process of connection to the largest online retailers including Holodilnik.ru, Technosila.ru, Electrovenik.ru, MVO and others.. .
Automatic Finance Complexes
Automatic Finance Complexes is a system that transforms traditional offline finance organization into an automated online microfinance service. AFC creates logistics platforms for highly-loaded financial systems.
AFC offers all stages of work for the ICO and creates end-to-end solutions for: MFIs, banks, p2p-lending, p2b-lending.. .
Vdolg.ru “- mutual crediting service in Russia. P2P service implements the principle: money directly from the lender to the borrower! Borrowers can obtain funds at lower rates than conventional banks, without reference to income and guarantors.
Lenders can issue money in debt, choosing one of the investment strategies and earning more than on bank deposits. “Vdolg.ru” – is beneficial to all!.
United Traders is a modern investment and financial company. Its core consists of professional traders and programmers who develop unique software for trading on the equities markets.
We are glad to tell you that UT is launchnig ICO campaign . Get additional info on our official token sale website uttoken.io and don’t forget to follow us on twitter @uttoken.
Touch Bank is an online retail bank, an international project of OTP Group, a European financial group and one of the banking market leaders in Central and Eastern Europe, which started servicing Russian clients in spring 2015. Touch Bank operates under OTP Bank’s license and is regulated by the Russian law on credit institutions.
In 2014, OTP Group invested over EUR 10 million in Touch Bank. The core of this amount was allocated to capital investments into development of cutting-edge IT solutions, as well as capital investments aimed at supporting the Bank’s operations and meeting regulatory capital requirements.
The total investments amount to EUR 40 million. Touch Bank is an independent banking business with its own IT, financial, legal, and HR infrastructures.
The headcount of the Bank’s Moscow office is over 250 employees. The online bank does not have offline branches.
The main platform for interaction between the Bank and its client is the Internet and other interactive communication channels that enable execution of all types of operations round-the-clock, 24/7 with no queues, at any place and at any time. Financial services provided by Touch Bank represent monoline bank card-based products.
These include deposits, loans, convenient top-ups, transfers, payments, and other options driving efficient personal finance management in real time. More information about Touch Bank products you will find on the website https://www.touchbank.com (currently in Russian language).
Russian Venture Company
Russian Venture Company Seed Fund is a Russian government initiative to encourage fledgling Russian ventures. The main aim of the fund is to invest and bolster innovative Russian start-ups promising high growth opportunities both on Russian and foreign IT markets.
The fund was established in 2006 and has a capital base of around US$ 1 billion.. .
Cashbacki is a fintech company that offers cash back and promo code services in Russia. Cash back is the return of a portion of the money spent by the store where the purchase was made.
Such an action is part of the advertising campaign of the store to attract new and retain already registered customers. This is not charity, cashback for purchases is beneficial for online sites, as it allows you to spread information about your service with little expense.
But it is also profitable for buyers who can spend the money returned to them for future purchases in the same store. The exchange is mutually beneficial: customers receive cash back, and stores receive positive feedback..
FinTechCore is a platform for fintech projects. A tool for fintech project, allows you to quickly launch a product, reduce development costs.
FinTechCore is a ready-made kernel that takes into account cash flow (a single API for working with money). Platform capabilities shorten the development period of about 3 months when implementing the FINTECH project.
Quick setup of payment acceptance.. .
Q Platform is a First globally connected fintech- multi-banking platform in Russia and CIS. Its platform for banks provides access to the whole ecosystem of fintech solutions available on the market with detailed analysis; allowing quick integration and management.
The platform for Fintechs allows to enter new markets and works with new audiences in different countries using interbank distribution model. The company was founded in 2017 and based in Moscow, Russia.
Since 2014, RedStone Capital has been founding and investing in high-potential businesses in Russia and the CIS. Our companies characteristically offer growth potential, technological leadership in their sectors, and they develop products and services that contribute to the growth of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
We provide our companies with strategic guidance, process implementation, financial support and corporate governance, accelerating their growth and investment returns.. .
Payture creates and improve the payment infrastructure in Russia to make purchases of your customers easier, faster and safer. The company integrates online card payments on websites and mobile Apps.
Payture provides acceptance of international and local payment systems – Visa, Mastercard, MIR, American Express, Union Pay, JCB, Diners, UZCARD and others.. .
We create smart, reliable and efficient turnkey solutions. Specializing in Ad Tech (programmatic), Fintech and Blockchain.
We contribute to the Hyperledger Fabric project. Focussing on comprehensive IT development services and QA automation.
Founded in 2015, Maxilect employs a modern approach to building a lean and highly professional team reaching out across Russia. Our mission is to connect talented IT professionals throughout Russia, bringing their sought after skills to the table for complex projects with our global high-tech clientele.
To date, successful delivery of more than 30 international projects has earned the trust of several major companies in ongoing partnership. We achieve these results due to close cooperation among all departments of the company – from marketing and sales through to technical support service, our client always comes first.
Want your projects to be successful? Just tell us how we can help.. .
The St. Petersburg company “Optimani” has existed since 2012.
During this time, we managed to find our niche and take our own place in the market. The base of our regular customers is growing every day.
Since its inception, we have been able to help citizens of the Russian Federation solve their financial problems by offering profitable options and convenient debt repayment schemes.. .
Digital Rating Agency is the provider of independent evaluation of ICO, TGE projects, digital assets and cryptocurrencies. Providing project due diligence we help founders reveal pitfalls and shortcomings which may diminish a chance of raising funds.
Blockchain and crypto technologies nowadays represent the most rapidly changing market, that is why we aim to find the most promising and successful projects and share our analytics with our users/readers/subscribers.. .
DTI Algorithmic is a leading algorithmic fund in Russia, which specializes on trading stocks and ETFs on global financial markets, including USA, Russia, Europe and Asia. The company uses advanced trading platform, which allows running algo trading strategies with 150 orders per second.
Monte-Carlo simulations of our strategies coincide with trading results with 97% accuracy. The company provides financial and investment planning services to individuals.
Investors use our services to generate some savings or to yield consistent returns on their investments. We educate our clients about alternative sources of passive income and help to choose suitable strategy according to their preference of particular risk/reward ratio.
We are one of the pioneers in the market of futures and stocks of NYSE, professional algo-engineering and high technologies in Russia. Our team follows the world news and regularly publishes analytical materials that are highly appreciated due to the unique approach to preparation (all the departments of DTI Algorithmic are involved in the creation of analytics) and pleasant well-prepared representation.
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Eqvanta is a group of companies in the field of alternative financing and financial technologies. Using innovative solutions Eqvanta has created products and services in credit scoring, debt-collection and invested in financial industry start-ups.
Since establishment in 2008, by to 2018 Eqvanta has provided over 66 billion rubles in loans to individuals, with 3,500 employees working for the group’s projects and the number of clients reaching 3,700,000. According to RAEX, in 2017 Eqvanta tops the rankings of MFIs in terms of microloans (including loans provided online).
The group of companies includes the following projects: Bistrodengi is the large microfinance network of offices providing payday loans as well as other finance-related services; Bistrokarta is offering bank card capabilities for MFI clients; Turbozaim is an online service crediting instant loans to bank cards; Reshka is microfinance franchise business; Scortech is providing an assessment of the credit rating of clients of financial companies.. .
Lime Capital Partners
Lime Capital is a multinational on-line alternative lending platform that employs proprietary technologies for scoring and underwriting consumer loan applications in real time. Lime’s financial products are available to everyone – even those people without credit histories or with limited access to mainstream credit and financial services – because they don’t rely on traditional single-source credit scoring processes used by legacy lenders.
Their success helps prove that people are underserved by big banks not because they are not creditworthy, but because the common lending model is stuck in the past. By employing technology and embracing mobility as their clients already have, Lime opens the world of credit to their clients and helps them take control of their financial lives and expand their purchasing power..
Unistream is one of the leading cross-border money transfer institutions in Russia. Unistream was launched by Gagik Zakaryan and George Piskov in 2001 as a money transfer division of Uniastrum Bank.
The abundance of secure and conveniently located outlets, low fees and high level of customer services had quickly made Unistream popular among migrant workers, sending money back to their families. Unistream has become a separately licensed bank in 2006.
Unistream clients are able to make and receive cash transfers at 150 000 service points in 90 countries. Online remittance service has been introduced in 2016.
More than 117 000 customers use Unistream debit card for mobile money transfers as well as other payments. 318 banking and retail institutions use Unistream platform to provide remittance services to their clients.
In 2018 alone, customers made 5,5 million transactions, with over 227 billion rubles being transferred to Armenia, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines and many other countries across the world. In the last three years, over ten million customers used Unistream network to send money back to their families.
Unistream is proud to be of service to the migrant communities and is working hard to make money transfers even more affordable, secure and convenient through the constant improvements in our tariffs and services and the smart use of modern technologies.. .
Zaymigo.com is a group lending marketplace, where investors meet with borrowers without intermediaries. The investor earns revenue by issuing loans, and the borrower receives money quickly and without any red tape.
Every borrower is financed by several investors. This is the basis of the platform.
How does it work: 1. The investor sets the parameters for loan selection.
2. The system selects matching loans so that the investor only finances, for example, 100 rubles per loan.
In this way, the investor creates a trustworthy portfolio from hundreds of loans, and the borrower gets the needed money quickly. Everyone wins.
In order to get a loan, you don’t need to go anywhere. You can simply fill out a short form online.
NWTN develop smart trading platform that can be implemented into the existing infrastructure of financial institutions easily. NWTN builds a service which can serve the client automatically, with no human resources.
The core parts of the project are advanced analytics, portfolio management, robo-advisory, customer behavior analysis and low-cost customer support.. .
Digital Finance International
DFI was established in 2015 and continues to operate in a strong growth stage within its primary markets of Europe, APAC and the CIS. The company leverages the latest, most advanced technical solutions, including Smart Data technologies, to provide world-class consumer lending products to customers around the globe.
A main focus of DFI is to continually develop the technological capabilities which allow it to automate approval and service delivery processes, further enabling the company to quickly adapt to each new market. As a responsible lender, DFI seeks to build long-term relationships with customers, helping them not only with their financial needs of today, but also supporting them to build a solid financial future for tomorrow.
DFI’s sophisticated and integrated IT platform also allows the company to efficiently cover all stages of the customer lifecycle, from client acquisition and credit scoring, to automated client servicing and reconciliation of accounts in arrears. Being part of the Finstar Group of Companies gives DFI access to a wealth of expertise and industry knowledge while developing its own comprehensive R&D operations..
Erachain allows the public to exchange tokens, assets, crypto-currencies, electronic bills, claim rights and crypto-units. Erachain is head-quartered in Moscow, Russia consisting of an international developers who have been creating the next generation blockchain platform.
Erachain allows the public to exchange tokens, assets, crypto-currencies, electronic bills, claim rights and crypto-units. Also to attract investments to launch a new project or expand and existing one and eliminates the need for a third party from business processes..
CheckU helps identifying authenticity of ID used for online loans by combining online authentication of identity documents and biometric reconciliation of a person, establishing a link between the physical and digital identity of a person. This allows financial, insurance, and service companies to automatically verify their customers, avoiding fraud and meeting regulatory requirements.
The platform reduces the time of customer verification to several minutes and makes it an automatic procedure that does not require human resources. The service also supports the passports of 120 countries and every day, it adds new types of documents and algorithms for determining forgery.
Moreover, the speed of automatic verification of identity and document verification is estimated to be 94% faster than manual. CheckU ensures that data transfer takes place only via secure channel to certified servers for personal information processing..
KoenigFinance by KoenigTech is an easy-to-deploy software platform based on the 3-tier architecture and Microsoft technologies. It comprises stand-alone functional modules, each developed to solve a specific set of business tasks.
Contact us for a free real-time demonstration. KoenigFinance is a multifaceted tool for building full-fledged financial ecosystems, such as billing systems; corporate treasuries; online banks; electronic payments systems; financial institutions, and trading platforms.
The package includes a ready-made architecture and carefully thought-out functionality to deliver your services to your clients in the best way possible. 1) It’s flexible: any system configuration is possible: combine individual components to adapt the platform to your business needs.
2) It has an informative, intuitive, and efficient interface. All the tools necessary for system management are always at hand.
3) It is easy to integrate: its powerful API takes no effort to connect with internal business processes or any third-party services. Smooth data transfer in any format.
4) It’s secure: all connections are made using 256-bit encryption, which guarantees reliable data protection across communication channels.. .
Mobi.Money is a mobile payment processing company that enables Russian mobile subscribers to pay for goods and services using money on their mobile accounts as well as perform money transfers using their mobile phone accounts directly or through a linked virtual bank card. The company is based on PayCash payment technology (which also serves Yandex.Money, MonetaExpress, eDealer and other payment companies) and established in 2009.
Mobi.Money is backed by Venture Capital business of [VTB Capital](http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/vtb-capital), since foundation (the leading VC in Russia with over $300M under management and over 30 portfolio companies). MOBI.Money is the pioneer of mobile payment business in Russia (with its first mobile account payment transaction in 2009), and has served over 16m customers.
Key products are: mobile payments, mobile transfers, mobile top up and mobile virtual card linked to subscriber`s mobile phone account (co-branded with Visa and MasterCard). Company is headed by Maxim Evdokimov (CEO) experienced in internet and telecom solutions..
Assist is an internet service provider and payment solutions integrator for payments by bank cards. It also offers 3D-Secure technology, aviation transactions, multi-acquiring, anti-fraud analysis of traffic based on neural networks, etc.
The company also provides mobile acquiring, complex project integration, marketing tools, antifraud, internet acquiring, analytics, online lending, and online fiscalization. In 2017, Assist has launched a full line of mobile payment services – Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay.
The company received the 2004 Runet Award for the best financial instrument on the Russian Internet. Assist was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in St-Petersburg, Russia..
iCAN (instant cash acceptance network) is a fully automated hardware-software solution for building networks to accept and process payments. Essentially our netowrk provides real-time interaction between client devices, mainly Autometed Kiosks, and the billing system of the service providers.
iCAN is a highly effective last mile fintech especially in the microfinance field, which is yet under domination of the cash according to the marketing studies. iCAN business model is highly competitive because of its evident advantages: 1.
Sufficient cheapness of the transaction cost; 2. Non-stop character of service providing; 3.
Readiness to scale network anywhere; 4. Rapid addition of new services, operative changes in the payment details at the request of payment service providers; Nevertheles iCAN solution is not intended to push out competitors from the market.
Moreover it could be best donor for electronic and mobile wallet systems providing their clients great top-up opportunities.. .
We create a trading platform of options. The subject of trade is an analog of an exchange option, but, -No variation margin.
-With an understandable, unchanged Warranty. -With maximum protection Stock options are a very effective tool for speculation and hedging.
The problem: trading in stock options requires exceptional professional qualities. The pricing of stock options has a multidimensional nonlinearity.
The presence of a variable variation margin, inconsistent Warranty and no guarantee of payment of profit, make trade in stock options for the crypt a real jeweler’s art. We create a platform for trading options, similar to stock options, but options will be “easier” to understand and the DCA’s internal currency will be used on the site.
We want to supplement the financial system with simplified tools for ordinary traders. We offer traders an improved analogue of the existing reality.
By introducing elements of simplifying obligations trade and decentralization, that is, simplifying the option itself and withdrawing the bidder from under a single central control. Closing the interests of players on each other on the principle “Nobody trusts anyone.”.
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