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2019: Founders departed from operational management of Rocketbank

On March 13, 2019 there was information that founders of Rocketbank departed from operational management of credit institution at own will, and to the place of the managing director in February Anastasia Uskova who was responsible for integration of bank into Qiwi group is appointed, reported RIA Novosti in the press service of Rocketbank.

Founders of Rocketbank Alexey Kolesnikov, Oleg Kozyrev and Mikhail Provizion departed from operational management of the company. This joint solution of faunder, and the Qiwi supported it — reported in bank.

In addition to integration of Rocketbank into Qiwi group, Uskov was responsible for migration of the customer base from Otkrytiye bank. The marketing director of Rocketbank Vasily Hozyainov will be responsible for brand development and involvement of new clients.[1]

2018: Transition to the Qiwi group

On July 24, 2018 the Rocketbank officially announced transition to Qiwi Russia and also the beginning of card issue of Qiwi for the new clients. On July 25 process of migration of old clients (for those who do not want to wait long, virtual queue is created) should be started, and the end of migration is planned for October 1.[2]

2018: The deal on purchase of Qiwi of Rocketbank is not closed in connection with sanitation of Otkrytiye bank

In 2018 the Qiwi group acquired at Otkrytiye bank the right to brands and the software of Rocketbank and "Tochka" online banks for 700 million rubles. However the transaction on sale did not manage to be finished fully because of the begun sanitation of Otkrytiye bank.


The Qiwi buys Rocketbank and Point

The Qiwi company became the owner of a brand and the software of Rocketbank and the Point (before introduction of the interim administration in FC Otkrytiye). But the transaction can be reviewed, reported in the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

Selection of Rocketbank in separate branch

In May, 2017 the supervisory board of Opening decided to select Rocketbank in separate branch as a part of credit institution.

2016: The Otkrytiye bank buys Rocketbank

The Otkrytiye bank reached in the spring of 2016 of the purchase agreement 100% of Rocketbank at founders of the company and Runa Capital venture fund. The transaction will be closed until the end of April, 2016.

"This transaction corresponds to our strategy in which the digital direction is one of crucial elements. For several months we cooperated with Rocketbank in a format of strategic partnership. For these months we were convinced that Rocketbank and its command create considerable added value, can be successful and are effectively integrated into structure of Otkrytiye. Our partnership already allows Rocketbank to attract more effectively clients at the expense of force of the Opening brand and also to considerably accelerate development of a product. On the other hand, we see the potential for use of advantages of Rocketbank - as technology, and in the field of service and client communications, - for development of other retail directions of business of Otkrytiye, - emphasized with the CEO of Otkrytiye bank Elena Budnik.

Article is devoted to questions of creation, development, operation and reliability of information systems of Otkrytiye Bank.

2015: The "bank for hipsters" estimated by Tinkov at 1 ruble will be purchased for $4.5 million

The Khanty-Mansi bank "Otkrytiye" bypassed Oleg Tinkov and his Tinkoff-bank in the transaction on purchase of "bank for hipsters" — Rocketbank. RBC with reference to the sources close to Rocketbank and Interkommerts bank which[3] supports cards of Rocketbank reports about it [4].

Transaction amount will be 300 million rubles, or about $4.5 million that is 4.5 times more, than Oleg Tinkov was ready to lay out for "bank for hipsters".

Tinkov through the press service told RBC that he contacted investors of Rocketbank with the offer to purchase the company. However the owner of Tinkoff bank considered that such purchase for it "is not complementary at all". He explained that Tinkoff bank already has options similar to what offers Rocketbank. "Therefore to buy the second such product with such command which part will inevitably leave did not make any sense" — he specified.
"The Rocketbank otmuchatsya. By my calculations, the investor faunder lost $4 million, prosrat VSYO. Startups but" — Tinkov on the page in Instagram wrote (the spelling of the original is saved. —[5].

2014: Turnover exceeded 1 billion rub

For August, 2014 RocketBank has no license for banking activities, it provides to clients the interface for communication with bank. Banking services are rendered by Interkommerts bank. RocketBank works by the principle of virtual bank, without departments.

RocketBank from June, 2013 till beginning of August, 2014 carried out transactions for 1 billion rubles. The CEO told about it and the co-founder of the company Victor Lysenko on the Facebook[6].

Lysenko told that on average turnover of the company grows for 25% a month. In July, 2014 RocketBank had a sharp jump — the volume of transactions grew by 44%, "for July from 1 billion there passed 217 million". Now the company, according to own data, distributed about 11 thousand cards.

RocketBank is going to make profit in 2015, Lysenko says. Now the company lifts a new investment round of $4 million, "on achievement of a point of operating profit". The partner of Runa Capital - the investor of the company - Andrey Bliznuk told that the fund is going further "help grow to Rocketbank as the company and to support faunder in all undertakings".

2013: Start of service, investment of $2 million from Runa Capital

Victor Lysenko, the co-founder and the CEO of the company, in the past — the co-founder and the director of one of the first Russian clones of Groupon — the discount Darberry project. Less than in six months after start Groupon redeemed a large share block of Darberry.

Service was started in the test mode in March, 2013, in August of the same year official start took place.

In October, 2013 the Runa Capital venture fund invested in RocketBank $2 million — on development of service, scaling of transactions and expansion to regions.