Tuesday, March 21 2017 17:15
Alina Hovhannisyan

Ameriabank expands range of sectors enjoying preferential service

Ameriabank expands range of sectors enjoying preferential service

ArmInfo. Within the framework  of a special offer, Ameriabank has expanded the range of sectors  enjoying privileges. From now on, along with the healthcare  employees, the representatives of audit/accounting sector, insurance  and credit organizations, as well as mining, power engineering and IT  sectors can make use of Ameriabank services on preferential terms,  Arman Barseghyan, Retail Banking at Ameriabank CJSC, said at a press  conference in Yerevan on March 21. He noted that the choice of the  sectors has been made with due regard for the sectors' durability  amid economic shocks and ability to resist the risks.    

Barseghyan pointed out that within the framework of the special  offer, the employees of the aforementioned sectors will enjoy the  following privileges: loan rates ranging from 15% to 18%; facilitated  mechanism of provision of limits without appraisal of a customer's  credit capacity; revolving loan limit in the 8-fold amount of a  borrower's income; ordinary loan limit in the 12-fold amount of a  borrower's income. He added that in case of mortgage lending, the  loan-to-collateral ratio will be increased by 15% (versus the current  70%). In other words, the advanced payment will be reduced to 15%  from the current 30%. 

He pointed out that jointly with Visa International, Ameriabank will  provide the customers of the chosen segments with Gold cards for an  annual fee of AMD 5,000. "The customers, whose transactions turnover  will make up AMD 100,000 within the first months, will have an  opportunity to get 2 tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest," he  said.  ArCa cards will be provided for free, while Visa  Electron/Cirrus Maestro - for AMD 1,000, Visa Classic/Master Card  Standard  - for AMD 3,000, Master‘ard Gold - for AMD 10,000, Visa  /Master Card/Platinum - for AMD 25,000. 

At the same time, the Personal package meant for the middle-tier of  the Bank's customer segment will be provided to the representatives  of the chosen sectors for an annual fee of AMD 20,000. Online banking  and mobile banking will also have privileges - the target customer  service will be free of charge. 

In 2016, Ameriabank increased the number of plastic cards by 10% from  68,497 to 75,154. The retail lending to SMEs grew by 81% to AMD 12.9  bln, the total retail lending of the Bank rose by 28.5% to AMD 57.2  bln. Ameriabank's portfolio of time deposits increased by 22% to AMD  129 bln. 

According to ArmInfo's Financial Rating of Armenian Banks, in 2016  Ameriabank's assets grew by 39.2% to AMD 718.3 bln or $1.5 bln, the  loan book - by 61.4% and investments in government bonds - by 44.2%.   As a result, the Bank's lending rose to AMD 511.6 bln or $1.1 bln,  and investments in government bonds - to AMD 47.5 bln or $98.1 mln.  In 2016, the total capital of the Bank increased by 8.6% to AMD 64.4  bln or $133.1 mln due to the fact that the accumulated profit rose by  23.4% to AMD 24.3 bln or $50.1 mln. In 2016, the net profit of the  bank amounted to AMD 6.2 bln or $12.8 mln (up 29.2% versus 2015). By  1 Jan 2017, the regulatory capital of Ameriabank amounted to AMD 81.9  bln, which is almost thrice as much as the CBA's minimum regulatory  capital standard that came into effect on 1 Jan 2017 (AMD 30 bln).  The capital adequacy ratio made up 15.87% (versus the required min  12%), overall liquidity - 31.23% (versus the required min 15%),  day-to-day liquidity - 133.17% (versus the required min 60%), versus  respective 15.07%, 29.91% and 151.26% a year before. 

To note, Ameriabank is a universal bank providing investment,  corporate and retail banking services. The bank has been operating on  the Armenian market since October 31, 1996. The branch network of the  Bank comprises 12 branches, 8 of them in Yerevan and 4 in the  provinces. As of 1 Jan 2017, the shareholders are Ameria Group CY Ltd  (65.8%), EBRD (20.7%) and ESPS Holding Limited (13.5%).


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