The “International Finance Magazine Awards” are annual awards designed to celebrate the most significant achievements of companies in the international financial markets and their contributions to the industry. The main criterion for winning is a company’s ability to manage service innovations through providing quality and customer-oriented solutions for partners and end users.
The awards were established by the International Finance Magazine (IFM), an authoritative publication headquartered in London (UK). IFM aims to provide the global financial community with accurate and complete information, and competent analysis.
The UNISTREAM International Money Transfer System has been confidently operating in Eastern Europe for a number of years. Demand for UNISTREAM services in these countries is growing every year. In 2013, the UNISTREAM transfers in Eastern Europe grew by 8%. Belarus, Lithuania, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic are the leaders in terms of transfers made.
The most significant events for the UNISTREAM system in Eastern Europe in 2013 included: the launch of non-address money transfers in Latvia and Lithuania, which allowed the system to significantly increase the number of customers and turnover in these markets, and the launch of new flagship offices in the Czech Republic and Moldova, etc.
“The IFM Award is a high mark of achievement of the UNISTREAM team and our partners in Russia and abroad in 2013,” says Kirill Palchun, UNISTREAM CEO. “Thanks to the rapid development of technology, the launch of new services, and an expanding partner network, UNISTREAM transfers are becoming available to an increasing number of people in different countries of the world.”
The UNISTREAM International Money Transfer System is the winner of many international awards including the “Best Money Transfer System in Eastern Europe in 2012” prize, which is awarded by the International Association of Money Transfer Networks (IAMTN) and Global Banking & Finance Review Awards. In 2012 it was the winner of the 1st international prize for “Leader in Payment Systems and Technologies” in the “Best System in Eastern Europe and the CIS” category.
UNISTREAM International Money Transfer System is one of the most popular such systems in Russia and the CIS. It is currently operating in over 100 countries through more than 333,500 locations, including self-service terminals. UNISTREAM operates its own networks in Greece, the UK and Cyprus. More than 450 financial institutions around the world are partners of the system.
In 2012, UNISTREAM became one of the co-founders of the National Payments Council, a non-profit partnership established under the aegis of the Central Bank of Russia and Russian Banks Association.