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Smart account

Open an account with just a smile

It will take you a few simple steps to join the Ameriabank family within minutes. Once joined, you will be able to perform your transactions and manage your cash and accounts freely and easily. 

Open an account remotely and get the following for FREE: 

Account

in Armenian drams without minimum balance requirement

Online/Mobile banking

to manage your accounts and daily transactions

Card

one VISA Classic, MasterCard Standard or ArCa Carrefour "Smile" card

Payment card

When you open an account remotely, you receive a free-of-charge VISA Classic, MasterCard Standard or ArCa Carrefour "Smile" card. Learn more about cards and their terms here.

Cashback up to 10.5%

You can get up to  10.5% cashback for non-cash purchases at our partner merchants. Learn more.

Safe and secure

Transactions with Ameriabank's cards are safe and secure. We are always at your side to ensure the security of your funds and data.

Manage your accounts without visiting the Bank

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

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USSD

Get information about your account balance, available services, and recent transactions, or block your card, if necessary, anytime and anywhere via USSD instructions. 

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Wide ATM network

Via our cash machines and automated self-service terminals, you may either withdraw cash or make instant cash deposits on your account, pay utilities, and perform other payments.  

Service network

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FAQ

What is a SMART Account?

SMART Account is a bank account opened completely online, without visiting the bank in person. When you open a SMART Account, you also get a VISA Classic or MasterCard Standard card free of charge, as well as 24/7 Online Banking with access to manage accounts and perform transactions.

How can I open an account online?

Opening SMART Accounts online is easy and simple.

  • Fill in the application form
  • Take a photo of your ID and a selfie
  • Select a complimentary payment card and delivery mode
  • Register in Online Banking to manage your account remotely
  • Once the bank has approved your application, you will be able to log in to Online Banking and perform certain transactions (see further for details). In order to be able to use all available services freely, without restrictions, as well as to activate your card, you will be required to pass full identification via a video call or by visiting us in person. If you are a non-resident citizen of Armenia, your full identification will be performed in accordance with the appropriate internal procedures of the bank.


On what days/hours can I open a SMART Account?

You can apply for a SMART Account online whenever you like.

Can I open a SMART Account if I am abroad?

Yes, you can open SMART Accounts from abroad as well. All you need is an ID (be an Armenian resident*) and a social card, a smartphone with Internet access or a computer with a webcam, as well as an active Armenian mobile number. If you order a card, it will be delivered to the Armenia-based address specified by you.

*An Armenian resident means an individual whose center of vital interests is located in the Republic of Armenia. The center of vital interests is the Republic of Armenia if a house or an apartment where the person’s family resides or the principal place of implementation of the economic (professional) activity is located there.


Can I open a SMART Account if I am a foreign national resident in Armenia?

Currently, only citizens of the Republic of Armenia can open SMART Accounts online.

What is the difference between restricted-access accounts and full-access current accounts?

When you apply online, a restricted-access account, which you can use until you pass full identification in accordance with the laws of Armenia and internal regulations of Ameriabank, is open for you. With restricted access, you can perform certain bank transactions.

Once you have passed full identification, you will get full access to your current account, which means that now you can also make payments to accounts of other persons, as well as payments between your own accounts, deposit and withdraw cash, and exchange currency. 

Accounts (with either restricted or full access) are opened based on your application within 1 business day.


What transactions can I perform via a restricted-access account?

You can perform the following transactions via a restricted-access account:

  • Transfers between your own accounts with a daily limit of 400,000 Armenian drams or foreign currency equivalent
  • Transfers between Ameriabank accounts
  • Currency exchange
  • Utility payments
  • Payments to the state budget
  • Payments of traffic tickets
  • You can also submit applications for services available at that time in Online Banking


How can I make my SMART Account unrestricted?

To gain unrestricted access to banking transactions via your SMART Account, you need to pass full identification via a video call or by visiting us in person. To schedule a video call, log in to Online Banking, click “restricted” and select the date and time.

What is a video call?

During the video call, our employee completes the identification of the person who opens an account online. The video call is recorded. Once you have passed full identification, you can gain unrestricted access to your account and activate your payment card. You can fix the date and time for your video call when submitting the SMART Account application.

During the video call, you will be asked to answer several questions about who you are and what you do.

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How to apply

Item

Standard

1.      Account opening + service package (package1 includes accounts in AMD and one foreign currency, MyAmeria app, one payment card2)

The package is available only to the citizens of Armenia.    

AMD 7,000

2.      Distance opening of Smart account + service package (package1 includes an account in AMD, MyAmeria app, one payment card3)

The package is available only to the resident citizens of Armenia.

Free

3.      Account opening (including distance opening) + service package “For Students” (package1 includes an AMD bank account, MyAmeria app, one Student payment card4)

Free

4.      Account opening

 

 4.1.Accounts in AMD

 

4.1.1.      For Armenian citizens5

 

4․1․1․1․ At Yerevan-based branches, if opened via Internet/Mobile Banking

AMD 3,000

4․1․1․2․ At branches outside Yerevan

Free

 4․1․1․3 If opened via MyAmeria app

Free

4.1.2.      For non-citizens6

AMD 25,000

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

 

4.2.1.      At Yerevan-based branches, if opened via Internet/Mobile Banking

AMD 3,000 per account

4.2.2.      At branches outside Yerevan

AMD 2,000 per account

4.2.3.      If opened via MyAmeria app

Free

5.   Minimum account balance7

N/a

6.   Account management8

 

6.1.   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

6.2.   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

7.   Distance banking9

 

7.1.   Via Internet/Mobile Banking

 

7.1.1.Activation of Internet/Mobile Banking

 

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

AMD 5,000 lump sum fee

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

AMD 1,000 lump sum

7.2.   Provision of MyAmeria app

AMD 1,000 lump sum

7.3.   Recovery of Internet/Mobile Banking, MyAmeria password at the Bank branch premises

AMD 1,000, VAT included

7.4.      Phone banking10

AMD 5,000 lump sum

8.   Provision of statements, information and copies of documents

 

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

Free

8.2.    Provision of more than 1 year-old account statements, copies of account statements or other documents kept in electronic form11

AMD 5,000 per annual statement per account and each electronically stored document, VAT included

8.3.   Provision of more than 1 year-old account statement or other electronic document, by emailing to the customer without a stamp8

AMD 3,000, per annual statement per account and each electronically stored document, VAT included

 

1 In case of refusal to use one or several services, the package price does not change. If the client refuses from certain services but applies for them later, such services will be chargeable pursuant to their respective tariffs. The package is available to the existing clients if they do not use any of the package services (does not apply to Smart and For Students packages).

2 VISA Classic or MasterCard Standard cards are offered without annual service fee. Should the card be reissued upon expiry of the validity period, a fee will be charged in accordance with the then-effective payment card terms and conditions.

3 If the client chooses VISA Classic, MasterCard Standard or ArCa Carrefour Smile payment card, they are offered with no annual service fee. In case of Visa Classic Moons cards, an annual service fee will be charged in accordance with Ameriabank CJSC Card Rates and Fees.

4 There is no annual service fee for the Student cards.

5 To use bank services clients need to open an account in AMD. In case of ordering a payment card, opening a savings account, time deposits, purchase of bonds, getting loan products, safe deposit box renting or brokerage account opening, ordering a card under the payroll project, the respective account opening fees will not be applied.

6 Fee charged only for the first AMD account.

7 0% annual interest on credit balance.

8 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.

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

10 The following services subject to the limits specified below may be performed via phone banking:

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

Item

 

1.     Client account crediting in cash

 

1.1. AMD

 

1.1.1.To accounts of payment and

settlement organizations

0.3%, minimum AMD

5,000

1.1.2.To other customers

 

1.1.2.1.       ≤400,000 AMD19

AMD 500

1.1.2.2.       >400,000 AMD

Free

1.2. USD, EUR20

Free

1.3. RUB, GBP, CHF and other foreign currencies 21

 

 

According to the rates prevailing in the Bank on that day (information about the rates is published on the bank’s official website)

 

18 The rate specified in clause 1.3 is applicable if customers, whether account holders or not, make any cash transaction in the currencies specified in that clause (other than currency exchange transactions).

The rate specified in clause 2.2.3 is applicable

  • in case of provision of cash foreign currency other than RUB to non-account holders (other than currency exchange transactions).
  • in case of provision of cash foreign currency other than RUB to account holders and non-account holders via Unistream

19 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)

 

20 2% fee shall be applied for depositing EUR 500 notes into the account. EUR 500 notes are accepted only at the head office.

21 Depositing cash as a time deposit is free of charge. 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.

 

2.     Cash withdrawal22

 

2.1. From funds credited to client’s

account in cash

Free

2.2. From funds credited to client’s

account via wire transfer23

 

2.2.1. AMD

 

2.2.1.1. At Yerevan-based

branches

0.2%, minimum AMD

500

2.2.1.2. At branches outside Yerevan

0.1%, minimum AMD

200

2.2.2. RUB

0.3%,

minimum AMD 1,000

 

 

2.2.3. Other foreign currencies

According to the rates prevailing in the Bank on that day (information about the rates is published on

the bank’s official website)

22 Cash is provided as follows below:

Office

Cash withdrawal without filing an application in advance

Cash withdrawal based on the application filed in advance

Amount requested

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

Amount requested

Timing for provision of cash if the application was filed before 1:00

p.m.

Timing for provision of cash if the application was filed 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 another currency (in case of other currencies)

Over AMD 30 million, USD 50,000, EUR 30,000, or

AMD 1 million equivalent in another currency (in case of other currencies)

 

Up to 3 operational days

 

Up to 4 operational days

 

Yerevan-based branches (other than Kamar Branch)

Up to AMD 20 million, USD 25,000,

EUR 15,000

or AMD 1 million equivalent in another currency (in case of other currencies)

Over AMD 20 million, USD 25,000, EUR 15,000

or AMD 1 million equivalent in another currency (in case of

other currencies)

 

Up to 3 operational days

 

Up to 4 operational days

 

 

Branches outside Yerevan

Up to AMD 10 million,

USD 10,000, EUR 10,000

or AMD 1 million equivalent in

another currency (in case of other currencies)

Over AMD 10 million,

USD 10,000, EUR 10,000

or AMD 1 million equivalent in

another currency (in case of other currencies)

 

 

Up to 5 operational days

If after cash withdrawal the client closes his all accounts with the Bank, and the total account balance is less than the required minimum cash withdrawal fee, no cash withdrawal fee shall be charged.

23 No commission is charged for cash withdrawal under the following products/services:

  • Amounts generated from deposits with a term of 91 days and more, as well as deposits with a term of 31 days that have been extended for 3 consecutive times (except for deposit agreements terminated before the due date on the depositor’s initiative)
  • Amounts on the deposits with early termination option if such deposits are withdrawn before the contractual due date at least 91 days after the deposit origination
  • Amounts withdrawn from the deposits with partial withdrawal option, if such amounts are within the limit envisaged under the deposit terms
  • Amounts of the bonds if such bonds have been held until maturity
  • Interest paid on the deposits, savings accounts and bond coupons

 

This commission is also applicable to loans provided by the bank and credited to the clients’ account, unless otherwise envisaged by the terms of the given loan facility.

 

2.3. Cash withdrawal through cashing centers of Ameriabank (POS terminal)

with cards issued by other banks

2%, minimum AMD

2,000

2.4. Cash withdrawal by non-account holders

According to the rates prevailing in the Bank on that day (information about the rates is published on the Bank’s official

website)

2.5. Delivery of cash from transfers within

Ameriabank accounts to non-account holders

 

2.5.1. In AMD

0.3%, minimum AMD

1,000

 

 

2.5.2. In other currencies

According to the rates prevailing in the Bank on that day (information about the rates is published on the Bank’s official

website)

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Last updated on 22.04.20212, 15:56