ArmInfo. Hayastan All-Armenian Fund launched a website working on new technologies and innovative solutions, through which online donations will be carried out mainly through the electronic POS-terminals of ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank. This is stated in the official statement of the Bank.
''We are very pleased to transfer the new initiative of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund into the online space. This is consonant with our policy and makes our partnership more effective. In particular, all payments will be mainly made through our electronic mailboxes. I should note that today the Bank services the largest number of POS-terminals in Armenia. Remaining true to our policy, we will transfer all commission payments received by us to a joint account with the Fund, where the disposal of funds is carried out by joint agreement. It is also encouraging that the programs being implemented through the new website will be more transparent, more manageable. Also, our clients will have the opportunity to see what charity they perform, and when making any payments with our ''Visa Benefactor "cards, the client automatically becomes a philanthropist," Arsen Melkonyan, Deputy Executive Director of ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank for Coordination of Business Functions, said.
At the same time, he emphasized that the client does not pay any additional amount, but pays only for a specific product or service, and the Bank is already transferring a certain part of its income to the joint account of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, through which programs are subsequently implemented. "This is an initiative that enables everyone to become part of a charitable mission," he said. In turn, the Executive Director of the Fund Haykak Arshamyan, expressing gratitude to the partner ACBA- Credit Agricole Bank, recalled that as a result of the joint cooperation, the first Visa Benefactor card was issued in Armenia, due to which a number of charity programs were implemented. He noted that at present, when making any donations on the website of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, with Visa, Mastercard, American Express and ARCA of ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank, the Bank will transfer funds from its income to the special account of "Visa Barerar''. "I hope that in this format we will be able to accumulate enough funds and implement a number of charity programs," Arshamyan noted. According to the source, the cooperation of ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank and the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund started in 2012, with the release of the Visa Benefactor card.
To recall, ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank, Hayastan All-Armenian Fund and VISA announced the release of the VISA Benefactor card at the end of 2012. The issue of this card was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. The aim of the project is to raise funds to provide financial assistance to children from orphanages in Armenia. Having become a holder of the VISA Benefactor card, those who wish receive the opportunity to make regular charitable contributions to the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund at no additional cost. To do this, you must pay by card daily purchases. 0.3% of each card payment transaction and 50% of the annual card maintenance fee are transferred to the Fund. In addition, VISA Benefactor holders may make additional contributions. The card can be issued both at the initiative of the holder, and as part of the bank's salary projects. In order to attract as many people as possible to the project, VISA Benefactor salary cards are serviced by the bank for free throughout the life of the salary project. ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank CJSC has been operating in Armenia since 1995. The shareholders of the bank as of July 1, 2019 are: SJSC Sacam International (a member of the Credit Agricole S.A group) - 5% and ACBA Federation CJSC - 95% .