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19 October 2018

Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2018 Held in Sochi

From 17 to 19 October 2018, the Forum was attended by over 1,400 participants from 37 countries. 
19 October 2018

Law on digital financial assets can take effect in 2019 – State Duma Deputy Aksakov

The provisions of the law on digital financial assets may take effect in 2019 and there should be a second reading of the bill in the State Duma in November, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets Anatoly Aksakov said during the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2018.
19 October 2018

Central Bank: speedy payment system rates to become flexible for banks

Speedy payment system rates are to become flexible for banks.
19 October 2018

Skorobogatova: foreign banks to begin connecting to the Russian equivalent of SWIFT this year

Foreign banks will begin connecting to the Russian equivalent of SWIFT this year. 
19 October 2018

Winners of FinTech Startup Contest Announced at FINOPOLIS 2018

The winners of the annual FinTech startup competition were awarded at the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2018 in Sochi on 19 October.
19 October 2018

Tinkoff Bank becomes first vendor bank in Unified Biometric System

Rostelecom and Tinkoff Bank signed an agreement on cooperation as part of the Unified Biometric System (UBS) during FINOPOLIS 2018.
19 October 2018

NPCS chief: Rapid payment system must make customer experience simple and clear

National Payment Card System (NPCS) General Director Vladimir Komlev took part in Section 1, ‘Rapid Payments: Us and the World’, as part of the main programme at the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2018, which is being held in Sochi on 17–19 October.
19 October 2018

Absolut Bank joins FinTech Association

 Absolut Bank has become an associate member of the FinTech Association. 
19 October 2018

Bank Review: Big Data, Big Problems

Working with Big Data faces legal challenges.
19 October 2018

Twelve banks prepared to connect to rapid payment system in 2019 – CB official

Twelve banks are ready to connect to the rapid payment system that is being created in Russia starting from January 2019, First Deputy Chairwoman of the Russian Central Bank Olga Skorobogatova said at FINOPOLIS 2018.
19 October 2018

Central Bank recognises automated tracking as financial consulting, works out how to combat front running

The Russian Federation's Central Bank has decided to define the automated tracking strategy as broker consultation, First Deputy Head of the Central Bank Sergei Shvetsov said at the FINOPOLIS 2018 Forum.
19 October 2018

Sberbank and NSD Project Successful in Trial ICO on CB Test Platform

A joint Sberbank CIB and National Settlement Depository (NSD) project related to transaction technology for raising funds through an ICO (initial coin offering) was successfully tested in the Bank of Russia regulatory sandbox (test platform). 
19 October 2018

Group-IB and AlfaStrakhovanie launch AlfaCyber insurance policy against cyber risks

 Group-IB, an international company specializing in the prevention of cyberattacks, and AlfaStrakhovanie, one of Russia’s largest insurance companies, have announced that they are to work in partnership to launch AlfaCyber, a new product helping to minimize the consequences of cyberattacks.
18 October 2018

Central Bank mulls integrating rapid payment system into EEU with launch scheduled for 2019

 The Bank of Russia is looking at the possibility of further integrating the rapid payment system into the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Director of the Central Bank’s National Payment System Department Alla Bakina told journalists on the sidelines of the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS.
18 October 2018

Central Bank and Rostelecom launched an application for biometric identification

The Bank of Russia and Rostelecom, operator of the unified biometric system, presented the first mobile application for bank clients’ remote identification at Finopolis Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies.
18 October 2018

Twenty-one organizations join financial Marketplace

The Moscow Exchange has signed a memorandum of cooperation with 20 financial market participants and various information web portals to jointly develop the Marketplace project. 
18 October 2018

FINOPOLIS 2018 programme kicks off with a 5-km race

The first day of the FINOPOLIS 2018 business programme kicked off with a 5-km race in the morning along the embankment of Sochi Olympic Park. More than 100 Forum participants took part in the Fintech race.
18 October 2018

Akimov suggests the government should take on creating digital applications

The government should conceive and develop digital services and applications for the public, Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov said.
18 October 2018

Central Bank blocks 1,668 financial fraudster websites over last year – FinCERT report

The Financial Sector Computer Emergency Response Team (FinCERT) blocked 1,668 websites of fake banks, microfinance organizations, insurers, and other similar fraudulent resources over the period from September 2017 to August 2018, according a report presented by the Central Bank at the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS.
18 October 2018

Sporting programme of FINOPOLIS 2018 kicks off with a hockey match

The sporting programme of the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2018 kicked off on 17 October with a friendly hockey match at the Shayba Ice Arena in Sochi Olympic Park.
18 October 2018

LEV KHASIS: We must understand our clients without giving them the feeling of being closely watched by the Big Brother

First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Lev Khasis spoke about it at the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies in Sochi on 18 October.
18 October 2018

OLEG TINKOV: “The danger is not how Sberbank operates in the market currently – the danger is how it could operate”

Oleg Tinkov, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tinkoff Bank, had been speaking at the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies on 18 October in Sochi.
18 October 2018

Aven: Rapid payment system will be nationwide

The rapid payment system will be nationwide, Chairman of the Alfa Bank Board of Directors Petr Aven said at the FINOPOLIS 2018 Financial Technologies Forum.
18 October 2018

Gref highlights role of intellect and expertise in business growth over investment

Sberbank chief expresses the view that tech companies will emerge victorious as a result of concentrating intellect and employing a flexible management model
18 October 2018

Digital services on financial markets: the first day of FINOPOLIS 2018

The Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2018 kicked off in Sochi on 18 October 2018.

17 October 2018

FINOPOLIS 2018 hosts Youth Day FinTech

The winners of Youth Day FinTech, which was held as part of the Forum Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS for the second year in a row, were announced on 17 October.
17 October 2018

Tinkoff Bank to hold events for FinTech Youth Day participants at FINOPOLIS 2018

On 17 October, official FINOPOLIS 2018 partner Tinkoff Bank will hold a lecture, ‘The business analyst in FinTech’, which will be given by Konstantin Markelov, Tinkoff Bank’s Vice President and Director of Business Technologies.
16 October 2018

FINOPOLIS 2018 Youth Programme Events Underway

The events of the FINOPOLIS 2018 Fintech Youth Day are underway.
10 October 2018

Unicorn Company Revolut to Participate in FINOPOLIS 2018

The last day of FINOPOLIS 2018 on 19 October will include the third plenary discussion titled ‘FinTech as a Platform: From Pilot Versions to Real Solutions’.
9 October 2018

AlfaStrakhovanie to run workshop on using neural networks in insurance at FINOPOLIS 2018

The Youth Day programme at the FINOPOLIS financial forum will include a workshop run by Denis Tsybin, Chief Specialist for Insurance Systems Management and Development at AlfaStrakhovanie, which will focus on the use of neural networks in insurance.
8 October 2018

FINOPOLIS 2018 mobile app available to download

The organizers of FINOPOLIS 2018 have launched a mobile app for Forum participants and attendees.
4 October 2018

Leading digital economy academics to give open lectures at FINOPOLIS 2018

In a new development, the FINOPOLIS 2018 business programme will feature a series of open lectures given by world-renowned experts.
20 September 2018

Ice hockey and run among events planned for FINOPOLIS 2018 sporting programme

In addition to its main programme, a number of sporting events are planned for The FINOPOLIS 2018 Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies.
19 September 2018

Participants in FINOPOLIS 2018 Plenary Session Announced

The FINOPOLIS 2018 website has published an expanded business programme indicating the participants in the forum’s discussions.
12 September 2018

Finalists announced for FINOPOLIS 2018 FinTech startup contest

The finalists have been announced for the FinTech startup contest, which will be held during the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2018 in Sochi.
12 September 2018

List of teams announced for FinTech Youth Day at FINOPOLIS 2018

The results have been announced for the correspondence round of the FinTech Youth Day as part of the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2018.
27 August 2018

FINOPOLIS 2018 Start-ups Contest Finished Accepting Applications

FINOPOLIS 2018 Fintech Start-ups Contest concluded accepting participation applications. More than 100 teams from more than 10 regions of Russia submitted applications.
17 August 2018

Registration for Fintech Youth Day at FINOPOLIS 2018 Closed

The registration of student team applications for participation in the Fintech Youth Day of FINOPOLIS 2018 closed on 10 August 2018.
14 August 2018

Deadline for Fintech Startup Contest at FINOPOLIS 2018 Extended to 22 August

The organizers of the Fintech Startup Contest at FINOPOLIS 2018 have extended the application deadline to 23:59 on 22 August.
9 August 2018

Grace Period for Registration at FINOPOLIS 2018 Ends 10 August

Special terms for registration at FINOPOLIS 2018 Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies are available until 10 August.
26 July 2018

Finopolis 2018 Programme Published

The official website of Finopolis reveals the business programme of the Forum. The events of the business programme will take place in the Main Media Centre of the Sochi Olympic Park on 18–19 October.
17 July 2018

Applications are Open for the Fintech Startup Contest at FINOPOLIS 2018

Teams proposing innovative solutions in the field of financial technologies and developing electronic interaction in the financial market are welcome to apply. 
9 July 2018

Fintech Youth Day Starts Accepting Applications

The second Fintech Youth Day as a part of the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2018 will be held on 17 October 2018.
3 July 2018

Finopolis 2018 will Take Place in Sochi on 17–19 October

The Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies Finopolis will take place in the Main Media Centre of the Sochi Olympic Park on 17–19 October 2018.
28 May 2018

The Russian Youth Economic Agenda 2018–2024

Key Conclusions. Problems. Solutions.
18 May 2018

Event dates changed

Finopolis 2018 will take place 17–19 October in the same venue.
17 May 2018

OPEC Secretary General to Participate in Transformations in the Energy Sector Session at SPIEF 2018

Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), will take part in the Transformations in the Energy Sector panel session, which is scheduled for 25 May at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
14 May 2018

Finopolis 2018 Registration is Open

Registration for the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies Finopolis 2018 opens today. Forum will take place in Sochi on 10–12 May 2018. Please follow the link for the Terms of Participation.

20 December 2017

FINOPOLIS 2018 schedule announced

FINOPOLIS, an innovative financial technology forum organised by the Bank of Russia, will take place in Sochi between 10 and 12 October next year.
16 October 2017

Finopolis 2017 draws approximately 1,400 participants

The Finopolis Forum of innovative financial technologies was held in Sochi for the first time this year. From October 4 to 6, 2017, around 1,400 participants visited the Forum venue. The event featured four plenary sessions, six open lectures, thirteen break-out sessions, and eight roundtables.

6 October 2017

The names of the winners of fintech-startups’ competition became known

On October 6, 2017, the winners of the fintech-startups’ competition were awarded on the forum Finopolis.

Team “Thewaay” won the first place and a grant of 3 million rubles. 

6 October 2017

The Central Bank of Russia proposes to create a national system for the registration of financial transactions – Shvetsov

Sochi. 6th of October. Interfax - The Central Bank of Russia proposes to create a national system for registering financial transactions, said First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Sergey Shvetsov at the forum Finopolis-2017 in Sochi.
5 October 2017

Expert believes that robots will become more than people by 2035.

At the forum of Finopolis 2017 during a lecture King said that in the near future world expects one of the biggest technological shifts in the field of intelligent tires or intellectual glasses.
5 October 2017

The financial sector of the Russian Federation has to establish new business models – Elvira Nabiullina


SOCHI, 5th of October. / TASS /. The Russian financial sector in relation to the development of technology has to establish new business models and revise its place in the global structure, says the head of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina. She expressed this opinion, speaking at the forum of innovative financial technologies "Finopolis" in Sochi.
5 October 2017

The first Youth Day Fintech was held in Sochi

On October 4, within the framework of the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS-2017, the Youth Day Fintech was held for the first time.
29 September 2017

Finalists of FinTech-startups’ competition of Finopolis 2017 were determined

Eight final applications were sent from Moscow, one from Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and Samara.
28 September 2017

10 teams-finalists from 9 universities will take part in the Youth Day FinTech

As a result of the selection round, the Central Bank of Russia and the FinTech Association selected 10 teams from 9 Russian universities for participation in the FinTech Youth Day, which will be held for the first time on October 4 in the framework of the Finopolis 2017 Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies in Sochi.
8 June 2017

The acceptance of applications for a competition of FinTech startups within Finopolis-2017 begins

The goal of the competition is to find teams and high-tech projects that offer innovative solutions in the field of financial technologies and develop electronic interaction in the financial market. The organizers are the Bank of Russia and the FinTech Association, with the support of ANO "Fintech Lab".
15 May 2017

Sochi will host FINOPOLIS 2017

From 5 to 6 October 2017 the Forum of innovative financial technologies FINNOPOLIS 2017 will be hosted in Sochi by the Central bank of the Russian Federation. Registration for participants has opened today.

27 January 2017

The dates of FINOPOLIS-2017 are determined

16 December 2016

Round table on the role of financial technologies in the development of the financial sector was held at the Higher School of Economics

14 October 2016

The winners of the FinTech startup were awarded at FINOPOLIS -2016

14 October 2016

New Accounting Procedures

14 October 2016

Present and Future of Payment Cards

14 October 2016

Crowdfunding Prospects, Risks and Management in Russia

14 October 2016

Artificial Intelligence to Multiply Money

14 October 2016

Russia Working Out a Strategy of Affordability Improvement

14 October 2016

Remote Client Identification may be Launched as soon as in 2017

14 October 2016

Total Bans No Longer Shape Up Digital Technologies

14 October 2016

Section "Telecommunication Operators, Retail and Social Networks vs. Financial Sector: Cooperation or Competition?"

14 October 2016

Robots to Help Investors to Make a Portfolio

13 October 2016

Consortium for Financial Technologies Development Created as FinTech Association

13 October 2016

80% of Global Banks Want to Launch Distributed Ledger Technology in 2017: Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia

13 October 2016

Finopolis-2016: FinTech is the Main Challenge for Banks

13 October 2016

This Year Attempted Bank Robberies Amount to 5 Billion Rubles: the Central Bank of Russia

13 October 2016

Bank of Russia and Government of Tatarstan sign Road Map on Mir National Payment Card Promotion

13 October 2016

With Development of Financial IT Central Bank is Ready to Change Ideology of Regulation: Nabiullina

7 October 2016

"Business and Authority", a Hockey Friendly to Take Place in the Sports Palace on October 12 as Part of FINOPOLIS 2016 Forum of Innovative Financial Technology

6 October 2016

Mobile Application "Finopolis 2016" Available for Download

Dear participants of the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2016! The application is available on App Store and Google Play.
26 September 2016

Participants of FinTech Startups Alley at Finopolis 2016 Forum Are Chosen

More than 170 applications have been submitted for participation in the federal accelerator Generation S for FinTech startups, but only 18 most interesting and promising projects for the market were selected. They will be presented at the FinTech Startups Contest at the Finopolis 2016 Forum.
16 September 2016

Accreditation to Finopolis 2016 Started

The Forum will take place in Kazan on October 12–14. It will be attended by representatives of the Bank of Russia, largest Russian and foreign banks, financial and IT companies.
13 September 2016

Leading Russian Technological Universities among Partners of Finopolis 2016 Forum

One of the key objectives of the Finopolis 2016 Forum is the support of the development and implementation of advanced financial technologies in Russia.
8 September 2016

We invite you to participate in a hockey match as a part of The FINOPOLIS Forum 2016

A hockey match Business and Authority will be conducted in Kazan Sports Palace on October 12, 2016 as a part of the FINOPOLIS Forum 2016. Competitive teams will consist of the Forum participants.
26 August 2016

2 Weeks Left Until Application Deadline For FinTech Startups Contest

11 August 2016

Program of Finopolis 2016 Published

5 August 2016

The Winners of the FinTech Startups Contest Will Be Provided With the Mentors From Among the Biggest Russian Entrepreneurs.

24 August 2015

On 17-18 September 2015, FINNOPOLIS 2015, the first Kazan Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies, will take place in Kazan, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.

5 August 2015

Attention! Note for all participants in the Forum. Finnopolis 2015's venue has changed.

24 July 2015

Today, on 24 July, the Central Bank of Russia held the Briefing for FINNOPOLIS 2015 members

25 May 2015

The extended session of the Forum Steering Committee chaired by S.A. Shvetsov, First Deputy, Bank of Russia, was held today at the Central Bank of Russia