Bank BTA-Kazan launches personal Internet banking based on the WAY4 platform
One of the largest and fastest developing banks in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia), Bank BTA-Kazan, has launched Internet banking based on OpenWay's WAY4 platform. The solution is also technologically ready to implement the mobile banking channel.
July 23, 2013 - Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia
Internet services are available to the bank's personal customers. In their personal virtual office, they can view their card information, request transaction history, receive statements, make transfers between cards, pay for various services, manage security settings, contact customer support, and use many other services.
Moreover, the WAY4 Web Banking solution allows the bank to segment and group clients into various categories in order to improve their service. It is expected that as Internet technologies penetrate Tatarstan, demand for this modern and usable service will constantly increase.
The next step of the OpenWay and Bank BTA-Kazan partnership will be to launch mobile banking, which is currently available on java phones in a pilot mode. Development of applications for iOS and Android smartphones is planned for the nearest future.
"We are pleased that BTA-Kazan, one of the most effective and innovative banks in the region, has chosen our web and mobile banking solutions. We value our joint work with the bank team – we have implemented many interesting projects together. We are certain that the web banking solution will allow the bank’s clients to gain interesting experience using the new banking services and will help the bank itself to become even closer to its clients", commented Dmitry Dovgal, Deputy Director of Business Development, OpenWay Service.
"The bank always strives to keep up with times, applying all possible technological resources in its work. Implementation of a new remote banking service system is intended to provide our clients with maximum convenience and comfort of service, significantly saving time and increasing efficiency", remarked Ruslan Alimov, Chairman of the Board at Bank BTA-Kazan.
One of the largest and fastest developing banks in the Republic of Tatarstan, Bank BTA Kazan is a universal financial institution serving more than 87,000 clients in 32 regional offices in Russia.
OpenWay Group was founded over 15 years ago. We develop WAY4, an innovative e-payment processing framework for banks, payment processors, telcos and petrol companies.
OpenWay was initially headquartered in Brussels, Belgium with one R&D team there and another in St. Petersburg, Russia. Today we are a global company with 10 offices and 130 customers around the world.
Our portfolio consists of WAY4 Card and Merchant Management, Financial Switching, Personalised Channel Banking, Prepaid Cards, E-Commerce, Mobile Payments, Digital Wallet, DCC, Fuel Cards, and other solutions.
Our customers include tier-1 giants, mid-size companies, and ambitious start-ups:
- Equens, Western Europe (SEPA-acquiring of 0.5 million merchants on WAY4)
- Savings Bank of Russia (issuing and acquiring back-office, and authorization switch for 140 million credit and debit cards on WAY4)
- SIX Group, a leading European payment company processing over 4,000,000 cards and migrated over 30 banks to WAY4 within 15 months
- Comdata, USA (commercial cards on WAY4)
- Network International, the Middle East (a processing center with approximately 60 banks on WAY4)
- Raiffeisenbank Int., Eastern Europe (a processing center for 15 banks and countries on WAY4)
- Bank Audi, MENA region (more than 40 card products on WAY4 including NFC)
- Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan (the first bank to launch Visa P2P Mobile Transfers)
- Lukoil Intercard, Eastern Europe (B2B fuel cards with comprehensive loyalty services on WAY4)
WAY4 live installations consistently demonstrate high performance; for example, 90 million cards issued and authorized on a single platform and 12 million POS/ATM clearing transactions processed daily by a single acquirer.
OpenWay, known for its commitment to long-term relationships, both serves customers locally and provides global support. Today our team unites approximately 500 payment business, digital technology, and security professionals.