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From now on Piraeus Bank in Ukraine offers VISA Classic Instant cards
08 June 2012

VISA Classic Instant is an international debit card provided to the client immediately on visiting the bank’s branch. Issuing a card is very easy: one should visit the Piraeus Bank in Ukraine nearest branch with passport and identification code and receive the card the same day. VISA Classic Instant is a non-personalized card and can be offered in EUR, USD or UAH for a tenor of up to 4 years. VISA Classic Instant card costs only UAH40.

Despite the simplified issuing process VISA Classic Instant card is equipped with chip that ensures the safety of the card’s usage. In addition, the customer can activate the service of SMS alert and receive information on his or her mobile phone on any transactions made with the card.

VISA Classic Instant card allows customers to withdraw cash, look through the balance and change PIN at ATMs, pay with card in trading networks and transfer funds from one account to another on his or her own. The only limitation of the card is that it is not designed for payments via Internet.

"We appreciate the time of our customers. For some of them it is important to get the card immediately upon visiting the branch without waiting for a week. That's why we offer VISA Classic Instant card. The card can be connected not only to the current account but also to account "Free Access". Therefore the customer may make transfers between his own accounts at any given point of time, Ilias Mouzakis, Piraeus Bank in Ukraine deputy director of operations department, said. – In addition, having connected to the online banking system Winbank, the customer can manage the funds on the card independently and at any time, all transfers and payments within Ukraine are free. Recently we have launched a mobile version for Android and iOS - the Winbank Mobile attachment. So, the funds’ management became even easier".

Ilias Mouzakis, Piraeus Bank in Ukraine deputy director of operations department

Ilias Mouzakis, Piraeus Bank in Ukraine deputy director of operations department "We offer VISA Classic Instant to customers that appreciate their time and want to receive VISA cards immediatly on visiting the branch"

To learn more information about VISA Classic Instant card please, call the Piraeus Bank Contact Center 0 800 30 888 0 (24/7, calls from fixed phones within Ukraine are free), or visit the nearest branch of Piraeus Bank in Ukraine.

Note. Piraeus Bank is one of the major banking institutions of Southern and Eastern Europe with assets of EUR 47,5 bln (as of 31.03.2012). Established in 1916, Piraeus Bank today is presented in Greece, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Egypt, Serbia, Cyprus as well as in the world financial centers of New York and London. Piraeus Bank S.A. leads Piraeus Bank Group, which consists of 10 banks and 21 companies covering the entire range of financial services.

In Ukraine Piraeus Bank provides a full range of banking services to individuals, small and medium enterprises and corporate clients. Piraeus Bank is a member of Association of Ukrainian Banks, Forum of Leading International Financial institutions (FLIFI) participant of the Fund of Guaranteeing the Deposits of Individuals. The Bank is also included in the list of banks authorized by the Pension Fund of Ukraine to make payments of pensions and financial assistance.

Piraeus Bank has the highest rating of deposits reliability provided by “Credit-Rating” Agency (grade “5”; last update took place on 29.05.2012), that shows the bank's capacity to make payments on existing deposits timely and in full. The Bank has «uaA» long-term credit rating with the forecast "stable" provided by “Credit-Rating” (updated on 22.12.2011). This long-term rating belongs to the group of investment ratings that is one of the highest ratings given to banks operating on the Ukrainian market.

Piraeus Bank in Ukraine Press Service
Kateryna Kalynovska
cell.: +38(067)688-62-14
e-mail: kkalynovska{at}