Raiffeisen Bank has entered into a partnership with the Internet service EQVILIBRIA.RU — the world’s only consumer Internet service, created especially for bankcard holders. Now Raiffeisenbank credit card holders can purchase goods available at this site, at the best prices. There are more than 500,000 kinds of goods and services on offer at EQVILIBRIA.RU, including food products, household goods, audio-visual and computer equipment, children’s goods, perfumes and cosmetics. Hotels, tickets for any flights, tickets to performances, concerts, children’s events, and sporting events in Moscow can also be booked on the website.
To make a purchase or take advantage of this Internet service, the customer should simply register on the site, giving the first six digits of his or her credit card.
In addition to the easy-to-use interface and competitive prices, the customer receives a bonus of up to 20% of the value of each purchase made using a Raiffeisenbank credit card. The customer can then use these accumulated bonus points when paying for any goods or services at EQVILIBRIA.RU. At the moment this offer is valid only for Raiffeisenbank credit card holders in Moscow.
In addition, customers can subscribe to a «Special offers» newsletter. This will give details of additional bonuses of up to 70% on many goods and services of all types which are available on the Internet service EQVILIBRIA.RU
«We are constantly striving not only to meet, but also, if possible, to anticipate the needs of our customers by offering innovative financial solutions. Together with our partner, the Internet service EQVILIBRIA.RU, we are pleased to introduce a new service that allows credit card holders not only to acquire goods and services at the most competitive prices, but to also earn bonuses. I would emphasize that this is only the first step in our partnership with EQVILIBRIA.RU, and I hope that our future projects will also be popular amongst customers who have already seen for themselves how fast and convenient shopping via the Internet is,» said Andrey Stepanenko, head of the Consumer Banking Directorate and a board member of Raiffeisenbank.
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG. Raiffeisenbank is ranking 9th in terms of assets among the Russian banks based on H1 2010 results (Interfax-CEA). According to Interfax-CEA, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 6th in Russia in terms of private deposits and 9th in consumer lending in Russia based on H1 2010 results.
Raiffeisen International operates one of the largest banking networks in CEE, covering 17 markets across the region through subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other financial service providers. The group’s nearly 56,000 employees service more than 14.7 million customers through around 3,000 business outlets. Raiffeisen International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB), which owns 72.8 per cent of the common stock. The remainder is in free float, with the shares listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is a leading corporate and investment bank in Austria and the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group.