Looking for a reliable and secure way to protect your assets and investments? We offer the opportunity to open a personal account with the bank in Armenia. Thanks to its advantageous geographical location, a broad range of banking services, and favorable tariff policy, Armenia has acquired the status of a financial center and one of the safest countries in the world.
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Why open a personal account with the bank in Armenia?
Nowadays, society is facing new risks against the backdrop of a global crisis and an unstable geopolitical and economic situation. To withstand a recession, the first step is to take care of personal savings and open a foreign account for travel, capital storage, investment, and profit growth.
Currency rate fluctuations, increasing government debts, sanction restrictions, lack of production development and stability – all of these will lead to a decrease in every person’s prosperity. And even if you already have one foreign bank account, we recommend hedging your assets and additionally opening a personal account with the bank in Armenia or another country.
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Who can open a personal account with the Armenian bank?
Despite the apparent simplicity of service, Armenian banks are characterized by high reliability. And this means that the proposed institution treats the potential client and the process of opening a personal account with extraordinary seriousness and responsibility.
To open an account with the bank in Armenia, you will need to:
- provide the necessary package of documents and receive preliminary confirmation for opening an account
- personally come to Yerevan to conclude a contract for the provision of banking services to a non-resident
- get access to the bank account and all the products the financial institution offers.
According to the internal policy of the Armenian bank we offer, citizens of almost all countries of the world can open a personal account. Restrictions on establishing business relations apply only to citizens of Venezuela, Iran, and Afghanistan.
Here you can find information on servicing corporate clients in the bank in Armenia.
What documents are required to open a personal account with the bank in Armenia?
Opening a personal account with the Armenian bank is a straightforward process that requires a minimal package of documents:
- copy of your passport
- KYC form (if applying for a card, an additional form for card issuance is required)
- proof of address (a bank statement or utility bill no older than six months indicating the client’s address)
- detailed CV.
The mandatory requirements for opening a personal account with the Armenian bank in 2023 are:
- The client’s personal presence in Yerevan (at any stage: applying for opening an account, signing documents, or receiving a card).
- If the combined balance of the client’s accounts exceeds USD 500,000, proof of business interests in Armenia is required.
- When the balance on accounts exceeds USD 50,000 or the equivalent in another currency, funds are credited with a 2% fee.
- When a non-resident personal account is replenished with a single transfer or within one month via an international transfer in an amount equal to or exceeding AMD 20 million or the equivalent in a foreign currency, the bank charges a fee of 2%.
Please note that before submitting the document package to the bank, the documents will need to be translated into English, notarized, apostilled, or legalized at the Armenian consulate.
How much does it cost to open a personal account with the Armenian bank for a non-resident – tariffs
Currently, the bank has established the following service tariffs for its clients, which are charged in Armenian drams at the average exchange rate on the currency market:
- Opening a personal account (internet banking or mobile banking, one Visa or Mastercard without an annual maintenance fee) – free.
- Minimum deposit and account balance – none.
- Annual account maintenance fee – AMD 300,000.
- Cash deposits to the account:
- up to AMD 50,000 AMD – free
- AMD 50,001 AMD and above – free
- in RUR – 2%
- in GBP – 0.3%.
- Cash withdrawals from the account:
- if the money was deposited in cash – free
- when depositing money by non-cash means – in AMD (from 0.3%, min AMD 300) and in USD, EUR, and RUR – 2%.
- International SWIFT transfers in different currencies – from 0.2% (min AMD 15,000).
- International transfers according to instructions of resident correspondent banks – from AMD 3,000.
- Rent of safe deposit boxes – from AMD 5,000 per month.
You can get more information about the tariffs of the Armenian bank from our specialists within the framework of a consultation and account opening.
Can a non-resident open a card with the bank in Armenia?
The proposed bank in Armenia offers the opening of bank cards in local and foreign currencies. Available types of cards for non-residents are Visa and Mastercard, which are accepted for servicing in most countries in the world. Opening a card account is free. The annual servicing fee is AMD 100,000.
About the bank in Armenia
For over 20 years, the Armenian bank we recommend has been providing its services to corporate and retail customers, guided not only by internal regulations, but also by the KYC (know your customer) policy and the 4th EU AML Directive (fight against money laundering). The bank’s activities are completely transparent.
Nowadays, the bank operates 51 branches, and its ATM network includes 122 ATMs. The institution is among the TOP-100 best taxpayers of Armenia, and according to the latest data from Moody’s Investors agency, its rating is considered stable or B2.
The presence of a professional team with experience in providing banking services in the European space and the Eurasian Union territory guarantees an individual and flexible approach to each client.
Advantages of having a personal Armenian bank account
Opening a personal account with the bank in Armenia provides you with the following advantages:
- Banking secrecy – disclosure of banking information to third parties is punishable and may result in imprisonment and a fine. In 2023, the country and Armenian banks do not participate in AEOI/CRS and other information exchange programs, except FATCA. However, the Armenian government shares data on clients and bank accounts under the Protocol on Exchange of Fiscal Information between CIS countries.
- Security – the banking system of Armenia is reliable, and all banks are licensed and strictly regulated by the Central Bank of Armenia. The country also has a deposit insurance system.
- Brokerage services are available to foreign clients-non-residents as individuals or legal entities.
- High-yield deposits – up to 10.3% in AMD and 3.5% in USD annually.
- International transfers with zero or low fees without visiting the bank (through the bank’s mobile app).