ArmInfo. AO Raiffeisenbank (Russia) and the Central Depository of the Republic of Armenia (CDA) entered into an agreement under which the Russian bank received the status of a direct participant in the settlement system of securities, with the subsequent opening of the personal account of the nominee holder in the CDA.
According to the press service of the NasDaq OMX Armenia stock exchange, thanks to the Raiffeisenbank nominee account, clients of Raiffeisen Group will have easy access to the services provided by the CDA, which include settlement of securities transactions, corporate services (payment of dividends and interests from securities and etc.) and other services.
The full list of the CDA members is available on "Partners" section of CDA's official website (www.cda.am).
AO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. The Bank has been operating in Russia since 1996 and offers a full range of services to retail and corporate customers, both resident and non-resident, in roubles and foreign currencies. According to the international rating agency Fitch Ratings, the long-term issuer default rating (IDR) in foreign and national currency is BBB-, and the outlook - ; the short-term IDR in foreign currency is F3; the support rating is 2; the viability rating is bbb-. Moody's Investors Service has given Raiffeisenbank the following ratings: Ba1 for long-term deposit rating in local currency (the outlook - ); Ba2 for long-term deposit rating in foreign currency (the outlook - ); Not Prime - for short- term ratings of deposits in foreign and national currency, and baseline credit assessment of b 1.
AO Raiffeisenbank as of November 1, 2017 occupied the 14th place in the banking system of Russia in terms of assets (811.04 billion RUR). The bank's capital adequacy ratio as of this date was 13.33%, instant liquidity - 93.45%, current liquidity - 190.63%, long-term liquidity - 44.45%. As a result of 9 months of 2017, the Bank's net profit increased by 15.1% to RUB 23,114.4 million, ROE - 21.48%, ROA - 3.02%. The share of liquid assets in the structure of assets is more than 30%, and the return on assets is 9.14%. The loan portfolio of the bank amounted to 519,015 million RUR with growth for 9 months by 4% and the drivers were the retail portfolio and lending to medium, small and micro-businesses.
Raiffeisenbank is a 100% subsidiary of the Austrian Raiffeisen banking group. The Bank has been operating in Russia since 1996 and provides a full range of services to private and corporate clients, residents and non-residents, in rubles and foreign currency. In early 2006, the Raiffeisen International Group acquired 100% of IMPEXBANK shares, in March 2007, a formal decision was made on the date of the beginning of the reorganization of IMPEXBANK in the form of a merger with Raiffeisenbank Austria.
Since October 2017, after the implementation of the joint project of the Russian national payment system MIR and the national payment system of Armenia, it is possible to perform transactions on ArCa cards at all ATMs of Raiffeisenbank (Russia) using Armenian Card payment systems.