ArmInfo. VTB Bank (Armenia) provides an opportunity to its Visa cardholders to make use of a special offer, which will not only make the payment for goods and services convenient, but will also allow saving money during trips to foreign countries.
The press office of the Bank has told ArmInfo that within the framework of the special offer, the Visa cardholders of VTB Bank (Armenia) will be able to enjoy a number of advantages when traveling to the countries of Europe, Asia and America. In particular, they will be able to receive up to 40% discounts; when acquiring a service to get the second similar service for free; to enjoy cash-back in case of major shopping; to receive gifts when paying with Visa cards at the hotels, restaurants, cafes, museums, theatres, stores of clothing, jewelry, accessories, perfume, confectionary; when hiking or traveling by ship or by bus; at the spa centers, swimming pools; when making use of VIP services; when renting a car or a motorbike, when traveling in the balloon or by plane; when making using of professional photoshoot services, or when paying for online shopping.
The source says that the Visa cardholders of VTB Bank (Armenia) can make use of services and special offers at over 70 trade outlets, including Calvin Klein, De Passion, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Luxury Flight, Larusmiani, Benson & Clegg, Princess Cruises, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Madam Tussauds, Wilson Leather, eBags, etc., which cooperate with the Visa international payment system.
Further information is available at: http://ru.vtb.am/retail/akcii/visasale2017/.
According to ArmInfo's Analytical Review "Armenian Banks in Card Business", VTB Bank (Armenia) retains leadership on the market of plastic cards both by the number of active cards and the amount of transactions. By 1 October 2016, the number of active cards of the Bank made up about 518 thsd, with almost 79% or 408 thsd being Visa cards. As compared to the same period of 2015, the Bank increased the total number of cards by 12.1% (the number of MasterCards grew 4.5-fold, while the number of Visa cards dropped by 4.5%. In Jan-Sept 2016, the transactions with plastic cards of VTB Bank (Armenia) amounted to about 160 bln AMD (down 11.5% versus Jan-Sept 2015), including 147 bln AMD ATM transactions (up 9.1%). As of 1 Oct 2016, the Bank had 346 POS-terminals and 156 ATMs. Before 2013, VTB Bank (Armenia) issued and served only VISA international cards. In Sept 2013 it became a full member of MasterCard Worldwide and started issuing and serving Cirrus/Maestro, MasterCard Standard and MasterCard Gold cards. Along with this, the Bank serves local ArCa cards. The Bank has a processing center of its own.
To recall, VTB Bank (Armenia) joined VTB Group in April 2004 and is fully owned by VTB Group, the second biggest bank in Russia. VTB Bank (Armenia) is one of the leaders of Armenia's banking sector. The Bank has 67 branches throughout the republic.