Arca Classic

Arca Classic

Use your funds throughout the territory of RA and Artsakh
AMD 2,500


Free cash withdrawal up to AMD 1,500,000 per day

Provided for a period of 5 years

Withdrawal at ArCa system cashing points: 1%

Withdraw money, make payments in RA, with an affordable and convenient ArCa Classic card.

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Validity period  
5 years 
Issuance of cards
Provision of attached, additional cards
Card account opening
Free [4]
Card account management
Annual service fee
AMD 3000 annually or AMD 300 monthly[6]
Annual service fee of an attached, additional card
AMD 2500 
Cash disbursement at "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC encashment points(ATM) in AMD only [29]
0% [7] 
Cash disbursement at "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC encashment points in AMD and foreign currency (Pos terminal) [29] 
AMD 0% [7]
USD 2% min AMD 1000
Cash depositing through "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC ATMs (ATM CASH-IN)
Cash depositing from "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC Cash register
AMD 1% min AMD1000
USD 2%min AMD 1000
Cash disbursement with ArCa payment cards issued by other banks of RA with POS terminals of "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC
AMD 1% min AMD 1000
USD 2% min AMD 1000
Cash disbursement at encashment points (ATM, POS terminal) owned by other banks of the Republic of Armenia
AMD 1%
USD 2% min AMD 1000
Cash input at encashment points (ATM, POS terminal) owned by other banks of the Republic of Armenia
Implementation of cashless transactions by card
Replacement of a card with a new one, provision of a new card in case of damage of the PIN code of the card and loss, in case of pre-term reissue of the card
AMD 2500
Provision of  account  statement for transactions up to 1 month [9]
Provision of  account  statement for 1 to 3 months transactions
Provision of  account  statement for transactions from 3 month to 1 year
Provision of  account  statementfor for more than 1 year transactions
Removing a card from Stop-List (*for all ArCa type and currency cards, unblocking of a blocked card with the AEB Mobile application is free of charge)
AMD 1000 [*] 
Amount of encashment transactions per day
10 times 
Increase in daily encashment transactions
AMD 1000
Maximum amount of total cash-out transactions allowed in one day
AMD 1,500,000
USD 3000
Increase in the limit of encashment or total transactions per day
 AMD 1000
Increase in the limit on the number of encashment or total transactions for entire period of validity of the card
AMD 5000
Transfer to another acting account of the same client in "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC
Card-to-card transfers to Bank’s cards [10]
Card-to-card transfers to cards of member banks of the Armenian Card system and non-member banks of the Armenian Card systems and to banking cards working with the Armenian Card system through H2H channel [10]
Transfers from card account in favor of clients of other RA banks(*with AEB Mobile application-free of charge)
AMD 500
USD The tariff provided for in point 3 of Section III of the Information Bulletin for Account opening, maintenance and other services is applied
Transfers in favor of other clients of "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC (*With AEB Mobile application-free for all ArCa type and currency cards)
AMD 500 [*] 
Sending an SMS message [11] 
AMD 20
Emergency issuance of cards(reissuance) [12]
AMD 5000
Application for appeal of transactions made at ATMs (for AEB cardholders) [13] 
AMD 5000
Appeal application for card transactions made with POS terminals (including virtual) at service points (for AEB cardholders) [13]
AMD 10,000
Acceptance of applications for cash-out and/or chargeback of transactions made at AEB service points by cardholders of other banks, if the appeal fee does not exceed AMD 10.000
AMD 5000
Making payments for electronic state non-cash payments, including goods sold at auctions of the CESA, at the service points of member banks of the ArCa system
AMD 200
Replenishment of card account with Cash-In terminals located out of "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC BRANCHES [14]
AMD 300
Replenishment of card account with Cash-In terminals located in "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC BRANCHES [14]
Maximum amount of a single encashment transaction from "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC ATMs
AMD 500,000
Commission fee from transaction made through InecoPay system
 AMD 200
Replacement of the status of the card with compulsory change of the PIN code
 AMD 1000 
Commission fee charged for making payments through PAYMENT.AEB.AM website [15]
Commission fee charged for signing a CMTL agreement through INSURANCE.AEB.AM website [16]


1 All ArCa type cards, except for the ArCa Classic MIR type card, are valid only in the territory of the Republic of Armenia, and the ArCa Classic MIR type cards are also valid in the countries being members of the NSPK MIR payment and settlement system.

2 Previously issued ArCa GOLD PARADOX type cards are provided and serviced under the conditions set for ArCa Classic type cards, except for:
- annual maintenance fee: AMD 3500,
- Annual maintenance fee for the attached, additional card: AMD3500
- The maximum amount of total encashment transactions allowed in one day: AMD 2,500,000
The payment card of ARCA AGRO type is issued for a period of 2 years, and the annual service fee is subject to payment by the Partner organization with the relevant contract. The card is provided to the client exclusively for the purpose of carrying out cashless transactions with the Bank's POS terminals installed in the Partner's outlets, the rest of the service conditions are in accordance with the current terms established for ArCa Classic card type.

4 The tariff for individuals with identity documents of other countries (not the Republic of Armenia) is AMD 50.000.

6 In case of acquiring bonds issued by "ARMECONOMBANK" OJSC the annual service fee of the card is set free of charge.

7 In cases when the daily encashment from the given card exeeds AMD 500,000, the encashment tariff is set at 0.5% for amount exceeding AMD 500,000.

9 Issuance of statements can be provided free of charge for transactions completed up to one month till the last banking day of the month inclusive.

10 Transactions (card-to-card transfers, obtaining codes for mobile phone prepaid cards, utility payments, viewing account statements, etc.) can be carried out via Internet (through website), if the client has previously submitted his/her e-mail address in writing to ARMECONOMBANK OJSC.

11 After each transaction made with the card, at the customer's request, ARMECONOMBANK OJSC sends an SMS message to the customer's mobile phone. In order to activate the mentioned service, the client informs ARMECONOMBANK OJSC in writing of his/her mobile phone number and the amount, in case of exceeding which he /she wants to receive an SMS message, and the minimum threshold for AMD cards is not less than 100 drams, for dollar cards- 1 USD, 1 EUR for Euro cards and 50 RF rubles for Russian Ruble cards.When making a transaction on the Internet, if the website is secured by ArCa 3-D Secure, MasterCard SecureCode or Verified by Visa systems, the client receives an SMS message containing the code of ArCa 3-D Secure, MasterCard Securecode, Verified by Visa or 3D Securecode systems to his mobile phone. Subscribers of RA mobile operators can use the USSD information and management system.
The Bank sends a free SMS message to the client's mobile phone about the receipt of the pension amount. In order to activate the mentioned service, the client informs ARMECONOMBANK OJSC in writing of his/her mobile phone number

12 If the client applied to the bank before 14:00 of the given day, the card can be issued on the same day till 18:00, if applied after 14:00 till 18:00 of the next day.This point applies to only Yerevan branches of ARMECONOMBANK OJSC.

13 The tariff is applied in case if it turns out that the transaction has been made by the client as a result of appeals process or as a result of the client violating the rules of using the card or by such consequences, in case of which the groundlessness of the appeal application is justified (proved).

14 The minimum limit for transactions carried out with Cash-In terminals outside the Branch of ARMECONOMBANK OJSC is AMD 100, the maximum is AMD 100,000. The minimum limit for transactions performed with the CashIn terminals located in the branch of ARMECONOMBANK OJSC is AMD 100, the maximum - AMD 200,000.

15 1) In the case of cards issued by other RA banks providing certification through the Arca system, except for cards issued by VTB Armenia Bank CJSC, the commission fee of the executed transaction is 0.9%; 2) In the case of MasterCard, Visa cards issued by banks that do not provide certification through the Arca system, the commission fee for payment card transactions is 2.5%.

16 1) In case of cards issued by other RA banks providing certification through the Arca system, the commission fee is 0.9%; 2) In case of MasterCard, Visa type cards issued by banks not providing certification through the Arca system, the commission fee is 2.1%.

29 If the payment card has been provided within the framework of the salary project (in AMD) with the aim of receiving a salary, then in case of then in case of cashing up to AMD 1,000,000 per day from the given card, the withdrawal tariff is set at 0%, and for the amount exceeding AMD 1,000,000 per day - 0.5%.
•The card is issued upon the submission of the required documents by the Client to the Bank and is provided to the Customer within maximum 5 working days.

•Transactions in a currency different from that of the currency of the card account are calculated in the rates defined by the Bank for the sale and purchase of the appropriate currency as of the date of the transaction, due to which the Bank shall not bear any responsibility for the differences in the transaction amount.


•Interests accrued on the balances of the cards are capitalized monthly.  

•Interests are accrued daily on the balances of the cards, as well as on the added amount balance, and on the capitalized amounts

•The Bank is entitled to amend the size of interests paid for the monetary funds available on the card account, unless otherwise defined by the Agreement.

•There is no limit in the minimum initial amount for card opening.
• Interest paid against card accounts is subject to taxation with income tax under tax legislation of RA.

•In case of contract disputes the depositor shall apply to the Bank in written form and will receive the reply to such request within 10 Business days. In case of disagreement with reply, the depositor has the right to apply to the court or to the Financial System Mediator.

•To open a card account, the customer shall submit the below mentioned documents to the Bank:
- Identification document,
- Document containing public services number or reference about not-receiving public services number,
-On the purpose of due diligence of the customer envisaged by RA law on “On Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing”, the bank may request additional documents or other information from the consumer based on <> principle, as well as ask the consumer additional questions during oral communication.

•In compliance with the agreement signed with USA, to find out if you are a USA tax payer, financial institutions may collect additional information about the agreements, contracts, cooperation, membership signed by financial institutions, which may have a direct impact on the consumers (e.g. foreign account tax compliance act (FATCA))

•With periodicity of at least 30 days the Bank provides the customer with the account statement, except the cases when no debiting or crediting to such account occurs within the reporting period.

•Should the negotiations fail to settle the disputes and disagreements between the Bank and the customer, the latter can apply to the court or the Financial System Mediator.

•The customer's right to manage the account and monetary funds available on it may be limited in the cases prescribed by the law - court decision, ban on the account based on the decision (hard copy or electronically) of the tax or other authorities of Compulsory Enforcement Service.

•Cash facilities available on the account may be written off without the customers consent in the cases prescribed by the law-  court decision, based on  the decision (hard copy or electronically) of the authorities of Compulsory Enforcement Service or in the cases stipulated by the Agreement signed by and between the Bank and the customer.

•Deposits are guaranteed pursuant to the Armenian Law on Guaranteeing the Recovery of Deposits of Individuals

•Deposits are guaranteed as follows:.
-In case of deposits in Armenian drams, the deposit is guaranteed for AMD 16 mln.
-In case of deposits in foreign currency, the deposit is guaranteed for AMD 7.0 mln
-In case of deposits both in Armenian drams and in foreign currency: if AMD deposit exceeds AMD 7.0 mln, only the AMD deposit is guaranteed for AMD 16 mln
-In case of deposits both in Armenian drams and in foreign currency:  if AMD deposit is smaller than AMD 7.0 mln, the AMD deposit is guaranteed in full and the foreign currency and  the  foreign currency  is guaranteed for the balance of AMD 7.0 mln and recovered AMD deposit
General Information
 Card type  
Punct Payment  
 Payment and settlement systems
Types of transactions executed through the card 
Punct Through the the bank's cards, the customer can perform the following operations: cash withdrawal, non-cash payments in trade and service outlets, card-to-card transfers.
Punct PIN code shall be kept secret and it is not allowed to disclose or make it accessible to third parties. Do not keep PIN code in the wallet. Only the customer should know PIN code.
Punct After memorizing PIN code written in the envelope we recommend you to destroy the envelope
Punct While making a transaction and entering the wrong PIN code for three (3) times successively, the card will be blocked, it may be confiscated as well and the customer won’t be able to use the account until the latter applies to the Bank in written to unlock the card.
Punct While entering PIN code in the presence of third parties or cameras the customer should be careful not to disclose the PIN code to third parties. In the evening hours it is preferable to use ATMs located in well-lighted and public places to avoid card theft and fraud. The customer should not provide third parties with PIN code or let them make transactions instead of him/her.
Punct Do not enter the PIN code while making online purchases. It is necessary to keep all the documents and receipts connected with the internet transaction. To be sure that the sending of information about the card is encrypted, check whether he address of the website (URL) of the particular outlet starts with https:// index. At the same time, at the ridge of the browser should appear the image in visage of closed lock.
Punct ArCa 3-D Secure, MasterCard® SecureCode and Verified by Visa® (VbV) systems are available in Internet outlets to enhance the security of card transactions. These systems offer the modern level of security for the transactions made with ArCa, MasterCard and Visa cards, based on sending SMS messages to cardholder with a code for a single use. Every time cardholder make a transaction in trade outlets, using the aforementioned systems, he/she will receive SMS message with a code for one use only, which should be immediately entered in the appropriate place, otherwise the transactions will be declined. Moreover,  cardholder must not provide third parties with the code and in case of the absence of mobile phone number or its change, cardholder should apply to the bank personally. In exceptional cases, upon the bank’s consent, cardholder can notify the Bank by other means of communication based on the written application
Punct While using ATM situated in a closed area, the access of third parties should be banned. Card reader devices having access to ATMs and located in aforementioned areas, should not require cardholder's PIN code. In case of entering the PIN code by mistake, block the card and apply to the Bank.
Obligations and Rights of the Bank
The Bank is obliged to:
Punct Secure Card service according to the rules adopted by the appropriate payment and settlement service for the given card.
Punct Provide the cardholder with the account statements in the manner and cases set by Terms./p]
Punct Block the card after the notification on the card loss or theft by the Customer.
Punct Keep banking secrecy regarding the cardholder in compliance with RA Legislation and the agreement.
The Bank is eligible to:
Punct Reject card transactions, if the requested amount exceeds the payment limit.
PunctImpose restrictions on the funds available on the account in the manner and cases prescribed by RA legislation based on court, compulsory enforcement and tax authorities’ decisions.
PunctCharge fees set by Tariffs from the account without acceptance, set off the Customers all receivables owned, and other loan or monetary liabilities to the Bank.
Obligations and Rights of the Cardholder
The cardholder is obliged to:
Punct Pay all fees and penalties related to card and card account service set by Tariffs.
Punct Immediately notify the Bank about the loss of the card or the PIN code being available to third parties to block the card 
Punct Provide identity card at the request of the servicing employee.
Punct Not to pass the card or attached cards or the PIN code to third parties.
Punct Notify the Bank about the changes in identity card, phone number, place of work, residence and other information previously provided to the Bank within three calendar days.
Punct Pay the special (preferential) tariffs (envisaged for the cards which are issued and maintained for the purposes to receive salary, scholarships or to execute other kind of payments through companies cooperating with the Bank) agreed between the Bank and a partner company, unless otherwise agreed between them. In the cases when the Bank stops the cooperation with a company or the customer stops receiving card payments through the cooperating company the preferential tariffs must be suspended and the customers should pay in compliance with Tariffs.
The customer is eligible to:
Punct Get cash from ATMs and POS terminals, make non-cash payments or execute other transactions offered by the Bank within payment limits of the card account
Punct Get more than one card, additional cards after submitting an application to the Bank and paying all the fees defined by Tariffs.
Punct Order and receive a new card/attached card instead of expired and damaged ones
Punct Transfer cash or non-cash money to the card account
Punct Receive account statements in the manner, cases and periodicity prescribed by Terms
Attention! You have the right to communicate with the financial institution in the way you prefer, by mail or electronically. Receiving information electronically is the most convenient. It is available 24/7, eliminates the risk of losing paper information and provides privacy.
Punct Receive short message (SMS) for each transaction made by card in case of using the service 
Punct Appeal transaction executed through card account within the terms and order set by Terms
Punct The Bank should be liable to the customer in the manner and extend prescribed by RA legislation for the disclosure of the Customers information constituting bank secrecy by the breach of RA Legislation
Punct The Bank shall not be liable for the damages caused to the customer as a result of illegal use of the card, if the monetary funds have been withdrawn from the customer’s account by the identified Customer or the latter’s representative or upon the use of the Customer’s Identification Data, as well as in other cases prescribed by RA Legislation.
Punct The Bank shall not be liable for the damages caused to the customer as a result of illegal use of the card, if the funds have been withdrawn from the Customer’s account due to the latter’s intentional or negligent actions, or in the cases when the Customer’s identification data has been known and used by third parties as a result of deception or other kind of frauds.
Punct The Bank shall not be liable for the transactions executed by third parties as a result of card loss or theft, except the cases when monetary funds have been withdrawn from the account as a result of the card not being blocked after the Customer’s notification on card loss or theft.
Order and Conditions of Card Blocking, Unlocking
Punct The Bank blocks the card upon the Customer’s notification about Card loss/theft or after revealing a transaction made by third parties.
Punct The Bank may block the card in case of non-fulfillment of obligations by the Customer, as well as restrictions imposed on the account in compliance of RA Legislation and the Terms.
Punct The Bank unblocks the card once all the grounds for blocking are being settled. The Bank unblocks the card within one banking day after the Customer applies to the bank for unblocking the card and makes all the payments defined by Tariffs for unblocking.   
Punct The card may be blocked by the Bank when suspicious card transactions have been implemented and the Bank could not contact the cardholder. Should the card transactions be made at lower limits in accordance with the rules defined by PSO, and should the Bank not be able to get in touch with the customer, the employees are eligible to enter these cards to international STOP LIST and charge commissions from the card account of the customer at tariffs and rates set by the Bank.
Punct Should the customer fail to pay annual service fee or other fees for more than 3 months, the Bank will close(block ) the card, without informing the cardholder. Unblocking occurs only after the debts payment.
Punct The Bank can refuse to unblock the card, if the card has been blocked because of the restrictions, set within the terms of the law, or the fee for unblocking has not been paid, or when unblocking of the card can cause financial losses, which can't be paid by the means available on the card.
Punct In case of card loss or theft, the customer shall immediately inform the Bank thereof through phone call  (+37410530761, +37410510929 or  +37496012816), based on which the Bank  blocks the account to ensure the safety of funds available on the account. The unblocking of the card is carried out upon the customer application
 Card Transaction Appeal Order and Terms
Punct The Customer may appeal transactions or a specific transaction executed through the card by submitting an application or a complaint (hereinafter ‘’Complaint”) to the Bank in a defined manner.  
Punct While accepting the Customer’s complaint a confirmation, a receipt or a copy of the complaint shall be provided to the Customer signed with the Bank’s employee accepting the complaint.
Punct The application-complaint is being discussed by the Bank and the answer is provided within 10 working days after the receipt of the complaint.
Punct If the customer submits an application-complaint within 15 days after being informed about the transaction to be appealed, the Bank may satisfy the Customer’s claim within 90 days after the receipt of the application-complaint if there are evidences that the transaction has been made without the identification of the Customer or the use of Customer’s Identification Data, the Customer is not at fault for the transaction, as well as the transaction has not been executed as a result of disclosure of the card, card data or Customer Identification data to third parties  due to the Customer’s deliberate or negligent actions, or as a result of other such kind of frauds 
Card seizure
Punct In case of card theft it is recommended to inform law enforcement bodies as well and submit the evidence of to the bank which will serve as a base to provide law enforcement bodies with the information on attempts of illegal use of the card upon the latters’ request.
Punct In case of card seizure, the customer shall apply to the Bank to get it back. The Bank provides the Customer with the card within 10 working days. 
Punct In case of card loss or theft the customer must immediately inform ArCa processing center by phone call (59-22-22) or the Bank to block the card. Afterwards, the customer shall apply to the Bank to receive a new card.
Punct The customer should be careful and not forget to take the money and the card from an ATM. In case of not taking the card, a signal may sound and a few seconds later the card will be swallowed by the ATM.
Order, Conditions and Terms of Card Re-issue
Punct The Bank reissues the card without the cardholder's additional application within 15 days before the expiry of the card unless:.
Punct The Bank employees could not contact the cardholder
Punct The cardholder has rejected the Bank's offer to reissue the card
Punct The cardholder applied to the Bank beforehand (at least 30 days before the expiry of the card ) to close the bank account.
Punct No transactions has been made for 365 days preceding the end of the validity period of the card and the account balance is less than AMD 50,000 or its equivalent in foreign currency,
Punct The cardholder has outstanding card debts towards the Bank
Card security rules
Punct While getting the Card, the cardholder must sign in the field of signature on the opposite side of the card. In case of absence of a signature, or its discrepancy the card service will be declined. It may cause additional expenses as well as possibility of fraud transactions. The card should be kept in a safe place, away from other people, humidity, high and low temperature and strong magnetic field. Mechanical damages or excessive bending should be avoided
Punct The card must be kept inaccessible to third parties, not left to third parties for payment or handed over to third parties.
Punct In case of noticing additional devices, wires, adhesive tapes and other suspicious means attached to the ATM, its keyboard or card reading devices, the Customer should refuse to execute transactions immediately notifying the Bank thereof. It is recommended to make card purchases only from well-known and reliable trade outlets. The Customer should not send his/her card details (card number, expiry date, etc.) by e-mail to third parties. In trade outlets the Customer should show and give the card only to the cashier. While executing transaction the customer should keep the card within his/her eyeshot and should not allow the cashier take the card away from the service center.
PunctWhile making transactions via POS terminals in trade and service outlets the customer should be provided with two receipts, and by the cashier's request one of these receipts must be signed by the latter. In some outlets transactions are made via manual printers and the necessary information is written down by a cashier. In this case the document should be made in 3 copies. Before signing the document, the customer must be sure that the amount of money from the purchase, received service or the value of cash coincides with the amount indicated on the receipt. One should never sign the document, if the amount of money is not pointed on it. Cardholder must get his/her copy of the receipt and keep it.
Punct Be aware of a message received by E-mail address, which contains attached files or unknown website addresses. It can endanger the revelation of important and secret information by the help of computer virus or other infected software.
Punct Install the latest versions of anti-virus and anti-hacking programs in your computer and update their databases on time. It is also necessary to update other programs of your computer periodically.
Punct Never answer to the questions through e-mail which contain information on cardholder personal details. If you are required to inform your bank code (don't confuse it with PIN code), passport number or other similar information by phone or by other means of communication, don't inform anything, unless you are sure in legality of the request.
Be aware of false website addresses bearing close resemblance to the website or the e-mail address of a corporate entity, which will likely mislead you.
Punct Do not close the browser window only. To exit the website follow the appropriate instructions, otherwise someone else may have access to that site.
Punct Avoid making financial transactions in joint outlets, which offer services by internet (Internet-cafe, etc.).They may have special software which can register cardholder's actions and reveal all the details typed through the keyboard of the computer.
Punct If the transaction is terminated by cardholder or some error occurs during termination, the cardholder must require to immediately destroy the cashier's copy of document in his/her presence. Cardholder's copy must be kept, which will allow to dispute the particular transaction in short term, in case of deceit by cashier, and freeze cardholder's money related to the terminated transaction
Punct If you return purchase, paid by card, require and keep the appropriate document from the outlet. The document must contain all the details on terminated transaction (card number, initial date of transaction, verification code, returned cash).
Card account closing terms and conditions
Punct In case of card termination, the card must be returned to the Bank within 5 business days. Should the cardholder fail to return the card after the submission of  the application on the account closure, the latter will suffer the risk of false transactions made by the card and must compensate the card in international Stop List by fees and tariffs set by the Bank.
Punct The account is closed at any time by the customer's request.
Punct The account may be closed by the Bank in the following cases:
- when the amount of funds held in a customer's account is less than the minimum amount specified in the Tariffs for that account, unless such amount has been recovered within one month of the date of the bank's notice
- in case of absence of operations with the given card  within a year,
Punct In case of closing the account, the balance of the the funds available on the account shall be given to the customer or transferred to another account upon his/her instruction, not later than within seven days after receiving the relevant written request from the client.
Updated: 15/09/2023 16:50