Tinkoff Bank's mobile app to offer theatre and concert tickets

Moscow, Russia — 20 November 2018.
Tinkoff Bank customers with iOS devices can now buy tickets to theatrical or musical events directly in the Bank’s mobile app. Android users will get the same opportunity in the next week. Supported by Tinkoff Group’s partner Kassir.ru, the new service is already available in Moscow and St Petersburg, and will soon roll out to Russia’s other major cities.

Concert or theatre tickets can be purchased via the Payments menu in the Entertainment section of Tinkoff’s mobile app. When a customer picks either the Concerts or Theatre option, an event list broken down by categories (Most Popular, Next Weekend for concerts) and by genres pops up. After that, customers can choose a convenient time and a seat on the seat map and pay for the ticket. Following the purchase, the online ticket is sent to the customer’s email and saved in the Orders section of the app.

Tinkoff card holders will earn 15% cashback on concert and theatre tickets purchased via Tinkoff’s mobile app from 19 November till 31 December 2018. The cashback will be credited to the customer’s card after the event is over either in roubles or in bonuses depending on the loyalty programme. For example, holders of All Airlines credit cards will get their cashback in miles. The cashback under the special offer is limited to 3,000 bonuses/roubles.

«Tinkoff Group acquired a stake in Kassir.ru Group in July 2018. We are excited to share the first results of our integration, which has contributed to Tinkoff’s lifestyle banking ecosystem. Along with buying movie tickets and making restaurant reservations, our customers now have an opportunity to plan their visits to concerts or theatres right in the mobile app. There is no more need to spend your time browsing through websites and looking for the most recommended city events as we have curated the most interesting and popular shows within a single platform and are giving away bonuses for the tickets you purchase. Very soon we will present you with more special offers from our partners," said Maxim Yevdokimov, Chief Digital CX Officer at Tinkoff Bank.

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.