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Savings account

Save and live your dreams!

There are some dreams and purposes in life that are just a step away. A savings account with Ameriabank is the shortest way to cover this step. Save with us and feel the benefits of flexible account management options. You can make your saving, earn interest, add or withdraw sums any time you like, and use the funds on your savings account freely.

4.07% percentage yield

Annual percentage yield for AMD accounts

Term

31 - 1825 days

Flexibility

Pop-up or withdrawal of part of deposited amount throughout the account service term.

Accounts management without visiting the Bank

Ameria Online and Mobile Banking platforms and our phone banking services enable you to make transfers and payments, including loan payments, check your account and much more.

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Instant transfers between your accounts

Make payments from your savings account to your current or card accounts any time.

Savings in the currency you prefer

Savings accounts are available in Armenian drams, US dollars, euros and Russian rubles.

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FAQ

What documents do I need to open a savings account?

If you already are an Ameriabank client, you can complete a savings account application via our Online/Mobile Banking platforms. No additional documents are required. 

 If you would like to go to a branch office, you will need a personal identification document and PPSN or a reference on not having PPSN.

How long does it take to open a savings account?

We open savings accounts based on your application within 1 business day.

Is repayment of funds on my savings account guaranteed?

Yes, repayment of your funds is guaranteed by the Deposit Guarantee Fund, 15 Khorenatsi Street, Elite Plaza Business Center, Yerevan 0010, Armenia). According to the Republic of Armenia Law on Guarantee of Bank Deposits of Physical Entities, any funds available on settlement, current, time, savings or other accounts with a bank are considered a bank deposit. 

Maximum guarantee coverage for deposits in Armenian drams is AMD 16 million, for deposits in foreign currency – AMD 7 million. For deposits both in AMD and foreign currency where the AMD-denominated deposit exceeds AMD 7 million, the guarantee coverage is up to AMD 16 million for AMD-denominated amount only. Max guarantee payment is AMD 16 million. For deposits both in AMD and foreign currency where the AMD-denominated amount is less than AMD 7 million, the guarantee coverage is 100% for AMD deposit + difference between AMD 7 million and reimbursed amount in AMD for foreign currency deposit. Max guarantee payment is AMD 7 million. 

 If you have several deposits in AMD with any given bank, they are treated as one deposit in AMD, and likewise, if you have several deposits in foreign currency, they are treated as one deposit in foreign currency.

Am I required to secure a minimum balance on savings account?

No minimum deposit on savings accounts is required. However, actual account balance can affect your interest rate. If your balance is lower than the specified limit – AMD 200,000, USD 500, EUR 300 or RUB 15,000, your annual interest rate will be 0.1%.

Can I close my savings account and withdraw my cash any time?

If you have made a time deposit, you are free to terminate it and get your amount back any time. However, note that depending on the deposit type the interest will be recalculated at a different interest rate.

 If you wish to withdraw the funds in cash, you should file a respective application with the head office one day before the preferred day of cash withdrawal, if the amount requested is over AMD 30 million, USD 100,000 and EUR 30,000, or AMD 1 million equivalent in case of other currencies. 

 The following cash withdrawal limits are applied in case of cash withdrawal in Yerevan-based branches of Ameriabank: AMD 20 million, USD 25,000 and EUR 15,000, while for the branches outside Yerevan the following limits apply: AMD 10 million, USD 20,000 and EUR 10,000. If you want to withdraw money at the bank's regional branches, any amount exceeding the specified limits may be provided in cash within up to 5 business days upon submission of withdrawal request by you. 

The bank must return the deposit amount or its part to you upon your request. If you decide to request the deposit amount before the due date, we will recalculate the amount based on your application and will return the remaining deposit amount. In this case, we will pay interest at a 0.1% annual interest rate instead of the rate defined by the deposit agreement. If the interest that should have been charged back after recalculation has been already paid, we will withdraw it from the principal amount of deposit after deduction of interest calculated at 0.1% annual interest rate. This condition is applicable unless otherwise defined by deposit terms and/or deposit agreement.

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How to apply

1.            Account opening fee[1]

 

1.1.     Account in AMD

 

1.1.1.    For Armenian citizens

Free

1.1.2.    For non-citizens[2]

AMD 25,000

1.2.     Accounts in foreign currency, including metal accounts in gold (999.9)

 

1.2.1.    At Yerevan-based branches 

AMD 2,000 per account

1.2.2.    At branches outside Yerevan

AMD 1,000 per account

1.2.3.   If ordered via Internet Banking/ Mobile Banking

Free

2.        Account management[3]

 

2.1.    If during a calendar half-year the average cash flows on the client’s bank accounts are at least AMD 150,000, or the average daily balance on the accounts is above AMD 50,000

Free

2.2.    If during a calendar half-year the average cash flows on client’s bank accounts are less than AMD 150,000, or the average daily balance on the accounts is less than AMD 50,000

AMD 1,000 per calendar half-year

3.     Account closing

Free

4.       Distance banking[4]

 

4.1.  Internet Banking/ Mobile Banking System

 

4.1.1.  Provision of a token/replacement of the token with the same type token

AMD 5,000 lump sum fee

4.1.2.  Provision of Ameria Token app code / replacement of the token with the same type token

Lump sum fee of AMD 5,000

4.1.3.   With Ameria Token app code

AMD 1,000 lump sum

4.1.4.  Recovery of Internet/Mobile Banking password at the Bank branch premises

AMD 1,000, VAT included

4.2.   Phone banking services

Lump sum fee of AMD 5,000

5.        Provision of statements, information and copies of documents

 

5.1.  Provision of up to 1 year-old account statements, copies of account statements or other documents kept in electronic form

Free

5.2.   Provision of more than 1 year-old account statements, copies of account statements or other documents kept in electronic form[5]

AMD 5,000, VAT included

per annual statement per account and each electronically stored document, VAT included

5.3.   Provision of more than 1 year-old account statement or other electronic document, by emailing to the customer without stamp5

AMD 3,000, VAT included

per annual statement per account and each electronically stored document, VAT included

5.4.     Provision of references

 

5.4.1.      To holders of 3 and more months old accounts

AMD 3,000, VAT included

5.4.2.      To holders of less than 3 months old accounts

AMD 5,000, VAT included

5.4.3.      If ordered via Internet/Mobile Banking or Ameriabank website[6]

AMD 1,000, VAT included

5.5.    Delivery of account statement

 

5.5.1.       By electronic means

Free

5.5.2.       By post within Armenia[7]

AMD 1,000 monthly, VAT included

5.5.3.      By post outside Armenia[8]

As per postal service bills

5.6.     Change of the manner of delivery of statements and other required notices

 

5.6.1.   Once a year

Free

5.6.2.  Twice a year and more often

 

5.6.2.1.  If the instruction is submitted on the Bank premises or via Internet Banking 

Free

5.6.2.2.  If the instruction is submitted via other means satisfactory to the Bank 

 

AMD 5,000, VAT included

 

6.      Account crediting in cash

 

6.1.    AMD

 

6.1.1.         To accounts of payment and settlement organizations

0.3%,

minimum AMD 5,000

6.1.2.         To other customers

 

6.1.2.1.     ≤AMD 50,000 [9]

AMD 500

6.1.2.2.     >AMD 50,000

Free

6.2.    USD, EUR[10]

Free

6.3.    RUB, GBP, CHF and other foreign currencies[11]

According to the rates prevailing in the bank on that day

 

In order to be able to perform transactions you need to have a bank account in AMD with Ameriabank. In case of time deposits opening, purchase of bonds, safe deposit box renting or brokerage account opening, the respective account opening fees will not be applied.

[2] The fee is charged only for the first AMD account opening.

[3] The turnover of any bank account of the client (including card accounts) applies to all other accounts (this provision is applicable only in terms of charging the commissions). If the client has an active card only linked to a card account, no commission is charged. If the account is linked to a closed card, the commission is chargeable in accordance with the tariffs. Commissions are charged within two weeks following each calendar half-year.

If there was no activity on the account during the most recent 12 months, the account will be restricted for debiting within two weeks following each calendar quarter.

If there was no activity on the account during the most recent 12 months and the account balance is zero, the account will be closed within two weeks following each calendar half-year. This does not apply to the accounts that are required in the scope of other services provided to the client by the Bank. 

Account maintenance fee shall not be charged (i) from the clients having only brokerage accounts and/or (ii) if a bank account has been opened and is maintained for provision of the safe deposit box service.

[4] The Bank sets currency exchange rates every business day, which remain effective during open hours of the Bank. The Bank is entitled to reject conversion applications received via distance banking systems on non-open hours (before 09.30 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m) and non-business days (including Saturdays).

[5] The fee is not charged for provision of home loan statements (i.e. loans for purchase/renovation/construction of residential real estate).

[6]Requests for references should be submitted at least one banking day in advance.

[7] The fee is charged for the month when the statement was received, until the last business day of the month following such month.

[8]The delivery is provided by regular mail.

[9]  No commission for cash deposit in the following cases:

  • Account top-up to pay commissions
  • Account top-up along with other transactions handled by the teller (including payments to government and/or local authorities of Armenia, including notary offices, service agencies of state committee of real estate cadaster and other government bodies)

[10] 1% fee shall be applied for depositing EUR 500 notes into the account. EUR 500 notes are accepted only  the head office.

[11]No commission for account crediting in case of making time deposits. If the deposit is terminated early within the first 30 days after the deposit start date, a fee will be charged at the rate applicable to cash deposits as of that date.

1. A savings account is an account where the client can top-up or withdraw part of deposited amount throughout the account service term. 

2. The Bank opens a savings account for the client within 1 (one) business day upon receiving an account opening application-agreement from the client. 

3. Savings accounts are available in Armenian drams, US dollars, euros and Russian rubles. Transactions are executed in savings account currency, except for currency exchange transactions and the Bank's fees, which are payable in Armenian drams. Currency conversion is subject to the rates of the Bank effective at each particular moment. 

4. No minimum account balance is required at the time of savings account opening. 

5. The following transactions may be performed via the savings account: 

5.1. Transfers

5.2. Account debiting

5.3. Account crediting

5.4. Currency exchange 

6. For clients opening a savings account the Bank opens a current account in AMD. 

7. The list of materials and information required for a savings bank account opening is available here.

8. Under the Republic of Armenia Law “On Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing” we may request you to provide additional information and documents to conduct “Know your customer” due diligence, as well as ask you additional questions during verbal communication (if required so).

9. Agreements, covenants, cooperation or memberships of the Bank may have direct impact on opening and service of client accounts (for example, according to the agreement executed with the US under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) the financial institution may collect additional information to find out whether you are a US tax payer).

10. Savings Account Agreement is executed for an indefinite term and may be terminated in the following cases:

10.1. On the client’s initiative, or, in case of joint accounts, mutual consent of all the account holders, based on written application submitted to the Bank in paper form or via the channel specified by the client as the preferred means of communication. The account may be closed if there is no credit balance on account, no debt to the Bank and/or the account is not under lien. Any credit balance available on account at the time of closing will be withdrawn or transferred to your other accounts with Ameriabank or other banks, and the account with zero balance will be closed within 1 business day after submitting the account closing application. 

10.2. On the Bank’s initiative, 

10.2.1. based on clients and accounts database monitoring results

10.2.2. if there have been no cash flows on account during the most recent 12 months and account balance has been zero.

We will notify you  about the account closure at least 5 days in advance by the communication channel specified by you in the Agreement (email, in person within the Bank premises, mail or any other channel agreed with the Bank). 

11. Foreign exchange transactions based on your payment orders, including orders submitted via distance banking channels, are executed by the Bank at the exchange rates effective at the time of execution of transaction irrespective of when the Bank received your payment order. We may decline currency exchange or paper gold purchase orders we receive outside business hours or on weekends and public holidays.

12. Cash is deposited into current account at the time it is presented. Amounts received through wire transfers are deposited into account subject to availability of sufficient documentary proof from the correspondent bank. 


Minimum account balance required to ensure the annual percentage yield and interest accrual procedure are presented below.


1.            Account opening fee[1]

 

1.1.     Account in AMD

 

1.1.1.    For Armenian citizens

Free

1.1.2.    For non-citizens[2]

AMD 25,000

1.2.     Accounts in foreign currency, including metal accounts in gold (999.9)

 

1.2.1.    At Yerevan-based branches 

AMD 2,000 per account

1.2.2.    At branches outside Yerevan

AMD 1,000 per account

1.2.3.   If ordered via Internet Banking/ Mobile Banking

Free

2.        Account management[3]

 

2.1.    If during a calendar half-year the average cash flows on the client’s bank accounts are at least AMD 150,000, or the average daily balance on the accounts is above AMD 50,000

Free

2.2.    If during a calendar half-year the average cash flows on client’s bank accounts are less than AMD 150,000, or the average daily balance on the accounts is less than AMD 50,000

AMD 1,000 per calendar half-year

3.     Account closing

Free

4.       Distance banking[4]

 

4.1.  Internet Banking/ Mobile Banking System

 

4.1.1.  Provision of a token/replacement of the token with the same type token

AMD 5,000 lump sum fee

4.1.2.  Provision of Ameria Token app code / replacement of the token with the same type token

Lump sum fee of AMD 5,000

4.1.3.   With Ameria Token app code

AMD 1,000 lump sum

4.1.4.  Recovery of Internet/Mobile Banking password at the Bank branch premises

AMD 1,000, VAT included

4.2.   Phone banking services

Lump sum fee of AMD 5,000

5.        Provision of statements, information and copies of documents

 

5.1.  Provision of up to 1 year-old account statements, copies of account statements or other documents kept in electronic form

Free

5.2.   Provision of more than 1 year-old account statements, copies of account statements or other documents kept in electronic form[5]

AMD 5,000, VAT included

per annual statement per account and each electronically stored document, VAT included

5.3.   Provision of more than 1 year-old account statement or other electronic document, by emailing to the customer without stamp5

AMD 3,000, VAT included

per annual statement per account and each electronically stored document, VAT included

5.4.     Provision of references

 

5.4.1.      To holders of 3 and more months old accounts

AMD 3,000, VAT included

5.4.2.      To holders of less than 3 months old accounts

AMD 5,000, VAT included

5.4.3.      If ordered via Internet/Mobile Banking or Ameriabank website[6]

AMD 1,000, VAT included

5.5.    Delivery of account statement

 

5.5.1.       By electronic means

Free

5.5.2.       By post within Armenia[7]

AMD 1,000 monthly, VAT included

5.5.3.      By post outside Armenia[8]

As per postal service bills

5.6.     Change of the manner of delivery of statements and other required notices

 

5.6.1.   Once a year

Free

5.6.2.  Twice a year and more often

 

5.6.2.1.  If the instruction is submitted on the Bank premises or via Internet Banking 

Free

5.6.2.2.  If the instruction is submitted via other means satisfactory to the Bank 

 

AMD 5,000, VAT included

 

6.      Account crediting in cash

 

6.1.    AMD

 

6.1.1.         To accounts of payment and settlement organizations

0.3%,

minimum AMD 5,000

6.1.2.         To other customers

 

6.1.2.1.     ≤AMD 50,000 [9]

AMD 500

6.1.2.2.     >AMD 50,000

Free

6.2.    USD, EUR[10]

Free

6.3.    RUB, GBP, CHF and other foreign currencies[11]

According to the rates prevailing in the bank on that day

 

In order to be able to perform transactions you need to have a bank account in AMD with Ameriabank. In case of time deposits opening, purchase of bonds, safe deposit box renting or brokerage account opening, the respective account opening fees will not be applied.

[2] The fee is charged only for the first AMD account opening.

[3] The turnover of any bank account of the client (including card accounts) applies to all other accounts (this provision is applicable only in terms of charging the commissions). If the client has an active card only linked to a card account, no commission is charged. If the account is linked to a closed card, the commission is chargeable in accordance with the tariffs. Commissions are charged within two weeks following each calendar half-year.

If there was no activity on the account during the most recent 12 months, the account will be restricted for debiting within two weeks following each calendar quarter.

If there was no activity on the account during the most recent 12 months and the account balance is zero, the account will be closed within two weeks following each calendar half-year. This does not apply to the accounts that are required in the scope of other services provided to the client by the Bank. 

Account maintenance fee shall not be charged (i) from the clients having only brokerage accounts and/or (ii) if a bank account has been opened and is maintained for provision of the safe deposit box service.

[4] The Bank sets currency exchange rates every business day, which remain effective during open hours of the Bank. The Bank is entitled to reject conversion applications received via distance banking systems on non-open hours (before 09.30 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m) and non-business days (including Saturdays).

[5] The fee is not charged for provision of home loan statements (i.e. loans for purchase/renovation/construction of residential real estate).

[6]Requests for references should be submitted at least one banking day in advance.

[7] The fee is charged for the month when the statement was received, until the last business day of the month following such month.

[8]The delivery is provided by regular mail.

[9]  No commission for cash deposit in the following cases:

  • Account top-up to pay commissions
  • Account top-up along with other transactions handled by the teller (including payments to government and/or local authorities of Armenia, including notary offices, service agencies of state committee of real estate cadaster and other government bodies)

[10] 1% fee shall be applied for depositing EUR 500 notes into the account. EUR 500 notes are accepted only  the head office.

[11]No commission for account crediting in case of making time deposits. If the deposit is terminated early within the first 30 days after the deposit start date, a fee will be charged at the rate applicable to cash deposits as of that date.

Cash is provided to you on the basis of your application in accordance with the schedule below:

Branch office

Cash withdrawal

without submitting application in advance

Cash withdrawal

based on application submitted in advance

Amount requested

(to be provided during the same operational day when the application was submitted)

Amount requested

Timing for provision of cash if the application was submitted before 1:00 p.m.

Timing for provision of cash if the application was submitted after 1:00 p.m.

Kamar Branch/

Head Office

Up to AMD 30 million,

 USD 50,000,

EUR 30,000

or AMD 1 million equivalent in other currency

(in case of other currencies)

Over AMD 30 million

 USD 50,000, EUR 30,000

or AMD 1 million equivalent in other currency

(in case of other currencies)

Within up to 3 operational day

Within up to 4 operational days

Yerevan-based branch offices, other than Kamar

Up to AMD 20 million

 USD 25,000

EUR 15,000

or AMD 1 million equivalent in other currency

(in case of other currencies)

Over AMD 20 million

USD 25,000, EUR 15,000

or AMD 1 million equivalent in other currency

(in case of other currencies)

Within up to 3 operational day

Within up to 4 operational days

Branch offices outside Yerevan

Up to AMD 10 million,

 USD 10,000

EUR 10,000

or AMD 1 million equivalent in other currency

(in case of other currencies)

Over AMD 10 million

USD 10,000, EUR 10,000

or AMD 1 million equivalent in other currency

(in case of other currencies)

Within up to 5 operational days

The Bank accepts and processes payment orders submitted in paper form or via distant banking solutions as per the schedule below, provided that there are sufficient funds on the account to make the transfer.

Payment orders submitted in paper form

Payment orders submitted via Bank-Client/Internet-Bank/Mobile Banking

Payment orders through phone banking (except transfers within Ameriabank accounts)

Acceptance

Transfer

Acceptance

Transfer

Acceptance

Transfer

Acceptance

 Transfer

AMD

Before 1:00 p.m

Same banking day

After 1:00 p.m

Next banking day

Before 2:00 p.m

Same banking day

After 2:00 p.m

Next banking day

USD

Before 4:00 p.m

Same banking day

After 4:00 p.m

Next banking day

Before 5:00 p.m

Same banking day

After 5:00 p.m

Next banking day

Other foreign currencies

Before 3:00 p.m

Same banking day

After 3:00 p.m

Next banking day

Before 4:00 p.m

Same banking day

After 4:00 p.m

Next banking day

The Bank will charge AMD 10,000 for each same-day transfer in the amount of up to AMD 50 million, if the payment order is submitted in paper from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in case of electronic payment orders).

Transfer is executed in USD, and the amount is credited to the recipient’s account in the currency indicated by the client.

AMD

USD

EUR

RUB

Minimum account balance: AMD 200,000

Annual nominal interest rate: 3.5%

Annual percentage yield: 3.56%

Annual nominal interest rate in case actual account balance is lower than the specified minimum balance: 0.1%

Annual percentage yield in case actual account balance is lower than the specified minimum balance: 0.1%

Minimum account balance: USD 500

Annual nominal interest rate: 0.5%

Annual percentage yield: 0.5%

Annual nominal interest rate in case actual account balance is lower than the specified minimum balance: 0.1%

Annual percentage yield in case actual account balance is lower than the specified minimum balance: 0.1%

Minimum account balance: EUR 300

Annual nominal interest rate: 0.1%

Annual percentage yield: 0.1%

Annual nominal interest rate in case actual account balance is lower than the specified minimum balance: 0.1%

Annual percentage yield in case actual account balance is lower than the specified minimum balance: 0.1%

Minimum account balance: RUB 15,000

Annual nominal interest rate: 1.0%

Annual percentage yield: 1.0%

Annual nominal interest rate in case actual account balance is lower than the specified minimum balance: 0.1%

Annual percentage yield in case actual account balance is lower than the specified minimum balance: 0.1%

 The interest is accrued to the deposit amount at the nominal interest rate. The annual percentage yield shows the income you can earn if you make the mandatory deposit payments and receive the accrued interest with the selected frequency.

nterest is accrued for the calendar days within the period starting on the day the amount is credited to the savings account until the day preceding the day when the amount is returned to the client or is withdrawn from the client’s account for another reason.

Interest on saving accounts will be accrued daily to the balance available by close of the day and paid out at the end of each calendar month being added to the account balance. Accrued interest will be paid in the account currency.

The Bank calculates interest using 365 as the denominator.

The Bank may unilaterally change the interest rate defined for the savings account under Savings Account Opening Application-Agreement by giving at least 15-day prior notice to the clients.

The interest credited to the savings account is taxable at 10% pursuant to the tax legislation of Republic of Armenia.

We will provide you account statements through communication channels and at frequency agreed between you and us and/or in accordance with the Armenian laws and regulations. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE BANK VIA THE CHANNEL YOU PREFER: BY REGULAR POST OR EMAIL. EMAIL IS THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO GET INFORMATION. IT’S AVAILABLE 24/7, FREE FROM RISK OF LOSS OF INFORMATION STORED ON PAPER AND IS MORE CONFIDENTIAL.

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Last updated on 15.04.2022, 10:42