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Piraeus Bank in Ukraine invites to Visa Premium Privileges
21 June 2012

This year the clients of Piraeus Bank in Ukraine who have Visa Gold cards get additional advantages in the frames of Visa Premium Privileges program.

«Visa Premium Privileges program is a premium offers program including offers, bonuses and special prices. This year it includes more than 600 premium offers and privileges available in Ukraine and abroad, including European countries, Asia, Middle East, North and South America and Africa, Piraeus Bank in Ukraine supervisor of cards product unit Olena Gorlushko said. – Besides, Visa Gold cardholders in Ukraine may enjoy over 45 offers that are available in all major cities of the country including Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Kharkiv, Donetsk and other cities».

More than 70 restaurants, including restaurant chains such as "Carte Blanche" and "Mirovaya Karta", enterprises of health and beauty industry, sports and VIP-recreation (elite family fitness club "5 Element", "Kika-Style" beauty house, concert hall "Crystal Hall" etc) can be found in Visa Premium Privileges collection.

Visa Gold cardholders will also enjoy discounts ranging up to 20% at best merchants in Ukraine and abroad including Apple iStore, “Zarina” jewelry house, "Tiffany & Co" jewelry boutique, and Noblesse, the largest distributor of luxury Swiss watches and exquisite jewelry.

Olena Gorlushko, Piraeus bank in Ukraine supervisor of cards product unit "Visa Gold cardholders can also get discounts and VIP status from dozens of best hotels around the world."

Visa Gold cards are available in all Bank branches. Issuing term is 7 days. Piraeus Bank in Ukraine has been working with Visa since 2002 and has issued over 20,000 Visa cards at the moment.

Visa Gold cards from Piraeus Bank give the opportunity to make the wide spectrum of card transactions and receive multiple advantages for VIP clients. Besides, Visa Gold cardholders receive free service of sms-informing, providing the possibility to know about the card transactions at any time. And connecting Winbank internet banking service allows clients to monitor funds at their accounts, provide payments and transfer funds between accounts for free.

The list of Visa Premium Privileges is available at the link on Visa web site. For more detailed information about premium Visa Gold card issuing please call to Piraeus Bank Call Center 0 800 30 888 0 (24 hours, free from all fixed line phones within Ukraine)

Note. Piraeus Bank is one of the major banking institutions of Southern and Eastern Europe with assets of EUR 47,5 bln and own capital 3 bln euro (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 ( is established since 2007. The Bank is a member of Fund of Guaranteeing the Deposits of Individuals (license #25).

Net assets of Piraeus Bank in Ukraine amount to UAH 3.5 bln, share capital to UAH 1.628, regulatory capital to UAH 837 mln as of 01.06.2012.

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.

The Bank is a member of Association of Ukrainian Banks, Forum of Leading International Financial institutions (FLIFI), 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.

Visa is a global payment system that connects cardholders, merchants, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries to fast, secure and reliable electronic payment network. Electronic payments are made through the global innovative processing system—VisaNet—that is capable of handling more than 20,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovative solutions, however, give financial institutions a possibility to offer consumers more choices which include debit, prepaid and credit card products.

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