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Premium Direct Package for Russia’s Raiffeisenbank Clients

Raiffeisenbank is offering the new Premium Direct package of services to its premium clients. The package includes a maximum of 5 debit cards and 3 premium credit cards with free service, and offers a higher interest rate on rouble-denominated current account balances

Premium Direct rouble current accounts are linked to the main Visa Platinum Premium Direct bank card. Cards of the same type may also be linked to USD and Euro accounts, additional cards may be issued for family members, and a credit card may be linked to the rouble account.

«Our research shows that a large number of premium clients (nearly 60%) seek to conduct their banking business remotely, in the minimum amount of time. In response to this trend, we launched the Premium Direct package that will allow clients to obtain all the premium banking products and services they need, remote support from a personal manager, and a dedicated telephone line for day-to-day requests and advice,» said Andrey Stepanenko, Deputy Chairman of the Board of ZAO Raiffeisenbank, Head of Retail Private Individuals and Small Enterprises Directorate.

The package also includes free travel insurance for all family members, the special Concierge Premium programme, a Welcome deposit with a higher interest rate, and other special conditions.

The premium Visa Platinum Premium Direct cards included in the package offer a number of privileges to cardholders, including a higher daily cash withdrawal limit, instant transfers between card accounts, and free emergency cash in the event the card is lost abroad.

After using Visa Platinum Premium Direct cards for two months after the card account is opened, Raiffeisenbank clients have a chance to win a travel certificate worth 50,000 roubles. The offer is valid for card accounts opened from October 1 through November 30, 2012.

Details of the Premium Direct package are available on the Raiffeisenbank Web-site.

ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 9th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on H1 2012 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 5th in terms of liabilities of individuals and 10th with regard to consumer lending.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In CEE, RBI operates an extensive network of subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other specialised financial service providers in 17 markets. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world’s financial centres and in Asia, the group’s further geographical area of focus. In total, around 61,300 employees service about 14.6 million customers through around 3,100 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE (these figures include Polbank). Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 78.5 per cent of the common stock, the remainder is in free float. RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.


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