Tuesday, December 5 2017 20:34
Alina Hovhannisyan

Raiffeisenbank opened a personal account of the nominee holder in the Central Bank of Armenia

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.

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