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Instant credit cards at Russia’s Raiffeisenbank

Raiffeisenbank announces the launch of its instant credit cards. Now, Raiffeisenbank customers can immediately obtain a credit card at the branch or through a mobile loan specialist.

«According to our market research, more than 90% of credit card users are open to new proposals, and about a quarter of credit card holders use their cards to make large purchases, and more than half of them pay for purchases abroad by their credit card. Of course, with customer interest in this product so high it is vital to make it as easy and quick as possible to obtain, and we have done this by launching the instant card,» said Alexey Kapustin, head of Retail Products and Customer Relations at ZAO Raiffeisenbank.

To obtain the instant card the customer simply needs to fill out a set of documents in the branch or with the help of a mobile loan specialist. The card will be issued to the customer immediately. In one to two days the customer will receive notification from the bank about the approved credit limit, and then the customer will need to obtain a PIN code through the information centre of the bank and activate the card.

The Shopping Plus and Raiffeisen Travel Card credit cards can be issued instantly at the branches at 28, Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square and 10/12, Bakuninskaya str., as well as through direct sales agents.

For more details about Raiffeisenbank credit cards go to the bank’s site.

ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 12th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on Q1 2013 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, more than 59,000 employees serve some 14.2 million customers through more than 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. 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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