Tinkoff Bank adds movie ticket bookings to mobile app

Moscow, Russia — 4 September 2018.
Tinkoff Bank continues to expand its ecosystem of lifestyle services by adding movie ticket bookings to its mobile app. Starting today, the service is available to iOS users, with the Android version to follow soon.

With more than 300 participating movie theatres in 90 cities across Russia, tickets are now just a couple of clicks away. The new feature is available to the Bank’s customers in the Entertainment section of the Payments menu.

Showtimes can be searched by the name of the movie or the movie theatre. The app also features a What’s On guide, ratings and trailers of new releases, as well as those coming soon.

To buy a ticket, one just needs to choose the movie, the showtime and seats.

«We are happy to offer our customers movie ticket bookings, launched in partnership with the Kinokhod booking service, and available directly via Tinkoff’s mobile app. Movie ticket purchases enabled via the mobile app complement our restaurant booking service and are a natural extension of Tinkoff’s ecosystem, reinforcing our position as a major lifestyle banking player. In the short run, we are going to make even more exciting features available to customers, as part of our banking product proposition," said Maxim Yevdokimov, Chief Digital CX Officer at Tinkoff Bank.

In 2014–2016, Markswebb Rank & Report ranked Tinkoff Bank’s mobile app the best in Russia. Tinkoff Bank’s mobile banking app was also recognised as the best in Russia by Deloitte for four consecutive years from 2013 to 2016, the final year the study was carried out.

About the Group

TCS Group Holding PLC is an innovative provider of online retail financial services operating in Russia through a  high-tech branchless platform. TCS Group includes Tinkoff Bank, mobile virtual operator network Tinkoff Mobile, Tinkoff Insurance, and Tinkoff Software DC, a network of development hubs across Russia.

The Group was founded in 2006 by the Russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov and has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2013.

With no retail branches, the Group serves its customers remotely via online channels and its call centre, and operates a network of over 2,500 representatives to ensure smooth delivery of its products. The network covers all of Russia and allows next day delivery to most customers.

The Group’s key business is Tinkoff Bank, Russia’s first and only direct bank offering both own brand and partner retail financial services via its Tinkoff.ru platform. The product range includes daily banking (credit and debit cards, payments, money transfers), savings, investments, loyalty programmes, travel services, SME services, mortgage platform, and insurance. With its special focus on mobile business, the bank offers mobile applications both for its customer base (Mobile Bank) and beyond it (Traffic Fines, MoneyTalk, Card 2 Card instant money transfers).

As at 1 May 2018, the bank was the second largest player in the Russian credit card market, with a market share of 11.7%. The 1Q18 IFRS net income of TCS Group Holding PLC amounted to RUB 5.7 bn, ROE grew to 68.5%.

Banki.ru, Russia’s largest financial news portal, named Tinkoff Bank the Bank of the Year 2016. In October 2016 Tinkoff Bank was named the largest independent global direct bank by Frost & Sullivan. In 2015 and 2016, the Global Finance magazine named Tinkoff Bank as the Best Consumer Digital Bank in Russia. In 2016, the bank also won Global Finance’s Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site award and was named the Best Digital Bank in the CEE by Euromoney. The bank’s mobile application was recognised as the best in Russia by Markswebb Rank & Report for three consecutive years in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and by Deloitte for four consecutive years from 2013 to 2016.