i-Free has won a tender for providing OTP Bank with SMS notification services

Most important players of Russian SMS notification market made their bids for the tender organized by OTP Bank. Apart from proven track record, one of the main conditions was the availability of a reliable platform featuring high traffic capacity.

i-Free was the first company on the Russian market that offered SMS notification services to banks and has by now acquired huge experience in this domain. Most important banks operating in Russia are among i-Free customers, such as Alpha Bank, Vozrozhdenie Bank, Russian Standard Bank, VTB and VTB24, Sberbank, Citybank, TransKreditBank, National TRUST bank, Petrocommerce bank, Moscow Industrial Bank, Raiffeisenbank, etc.

i-Free owns FastGate, a cutting-edge technological platform for SMS notification services. This is a breakthrough integration solution that supports the full range of bank SMS services.

FastGate compares favorably with other similar solutions on the Russian market, as this platform offers higher performance and fail-safety, broader function range and ease of use.

Using FastGate, a bank can inform its customers about new services and promo actions, about account and card transactions and current loan obligations (e.g., reminder of payment due, of insurance renewal, etc.).

FastGate platform enables the sending of text messages containing passwords and transaction confirmation codes for internet banking and supports user identification by IMSI.

Moreover, FastGate supports customer SMS receipt and processing. E.g., a customer can send text messages to a shortcode with a request of account balance information, or a request to block a card, etc.

Anton Baranov, CDO at i-Free Business Solutions, commented on the tender results: "We are glad that our proven track record and our competencies in SMS notification services will now serve OTP Bank and its customers. We will do our best to integrate FastGate with bank hardware as soon as possible".

FastGate integration and testing should be completed by the end of December of the current year.


OTP Bank is an all-purpose credit institution, providing a broad range of banking services and products for both individuals and corporate clients. OTP Bank is a part of international financial OTP Group, one of the leading players at the financial service market in Central and Eastern Europe. Ranks among TOP-50 Russian biggest banks; according to Interfax CEA ranking, ranks 31st among most profitable Russian banks; according to Forbes, ranks 22nd by reliability among 100 biggest Russian banks. Member of statutory deposit insurance system.   

For more information, please visit web site www.otpbank.ru


i-Free Business Solutions is a special i-Free department dealing with the development and implementation of marketing projects based on mobile technologies. Since its foundation in 2004 established itself as a leading choice in mobile marketing area both in Russia and CIS. Possesses vast experience in the development of projects for companies from a variety of business areas.

For more information, please visit web site www.b2b-mobile.ru

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