ArmInfo. Ardshinbank offers a new type of international bank transfer - Card2Card service. According to the press service of the bank, the new service, which is available 24/7, is a transfer from card to card both in Armenia and abroad.
To make a transfer, one should visit the Ardshinbank website, fill in the required fields in the "Card2Card service" section and make a transfer. The amount is credited to the card of the recipient and becomes available in minutes anywhere in the world. Transfers can be made in drams, dollars, euros and Russian rubles through Ar‘a, Visa and MasterCard cards using the 3D Secure security system.
More detailed information about the Card2Card service can be found at https://goo.gl/iLtRCg or by calling the 24-hour number (012) 222222.
According to the "Armenian Banks in the Card Business" analytical review prepared by ArmInfo, Ardshinbank is in the TOP-5 by the total number of active cards - over 194 thousand as of October 1, 2018, with the second position held by the number of Visa and MasterCard cards - 120 thousand and 68.2 thousand, respectively. In y-o-y terms, the bank increased the total number of cards by 12.8%. In terms of the volume of plastic transactions, Ardshinbank, remains in the TOP-5, moving from the 5th to the 4th position -167.2 billion drams for 9 months of 2018 with an increase of 62.9% per annum. By the number of ATMs and the volume of ATM transactions, the bank has entered the TOP-3 - 150 ATM, the volume for 9 months of 2018 - 151.1 billion drams (y-o-y growth of 55.5%). Ardshinbank was one of the first to launch the release of Ar‘a-MIR co-badging cards. The bank, along with issuing and servicing local Ar‘a cards, issues and services international Visa and MasterCard cards.
To note, Ardshinbank was founded in 2003. The major shareholders of Ardshinbank as of October 1, 2018 are Arins Group LLC (former Center for Business Investment LLC) with 67.97% share in the capital and REGION Industrial Finance Corporation CJSC - 29.52%. Ardshinbank is the second largest bank in Armenia, having one of the largest branch networks, consisting of 64 subdivisions. Ardshinbank is the only private institution in Armenia that has been assigned ratings by two international rating agencies (Moody's and Fitch), equal to the country rating of Armenia.