Advantages

MASTERCARD ARMECs STANDARD is designed to satisfy the needs of all customers who want to have a stylist Card, cashback capability in all sales points* in Armenia, as well as credit line with a grace period.

MASTERCARD ARMECs STANDARD enables customers to have the following advantages:

  • 1% Cashback at all payment points*
  • Credit line with a grace period, without any commission fee.
  • Insurance package

*Except utility bills, card to card transactions, online awllets and virtual cards.

Tariff
Card type
payment
    
Currency
AMD, USD, EUR
    
 Tenor  
3 years 
   
 Card extension  
Free 
   
 Extension of attached , additional   cards  [16,17] 
 Free  [24]   
   
 Card account opening [2]
 Free 
   
Annual service fee [27] 
  AMD 30000 or  AMD 3000  weekly
   
Annual service fee of attached, additional cards [15,16] 
AMD 30000
   
 Provision of  account  statement up to 1 month transactions [6] 
Free
   
 Provision of  account  statement 1 month to 3 year transactions
 Free 
   
 Provision of  account  statement 3 month to 1 year transactions
 Free 
   
 Provision of  account  statement for more than 1 year transactions
 Free 
   
Replacement of the card with a new one in case of PIN code damage and loss,  extension of a new card  in case of preterm reissue of the card 
AMD 30000    
   
  Cash pay-out at ARMECONOMBANK OJSC encashment points with AMD only (ATM)   
3% 
   
 CASH-IN at encashment points of ARMECONOMBANK OJSC  (ATM CASH-IN)   
 1% min AMD 500
   
Cash pay-out at ARMECONOMBANK OJSC encashment points (POS terminals) with AMD and foreign currency
AMD,- 3% 
EUR, USD- 3%. min  AMD 1000 
 
 Cash pay-out at encashment points of other Armenian banks  (ATM, POS terminal) [10]  
  3%. min AMD1000   
 
CASH-IN at encashment points of other Armenian banks (CASH-IN)  
 1%
 
 Cash pay-out from ARMECONOMBANK OJSC teller sector  
3%. min AMD 1000 
 
 Cash  pay-out via ARMECONOMBANK OJSC POS terminals with MasterCard cards issued by foreign banks    
  AMD, EUR, - 1% min AMD 1000
USD 2% min AMD1000
 
 
  Cash pay-out through ARMECONOMBANK OJSC POS terminals with MasterCard payment cards issued by other RA banks  
  AMD, EUR, 1% min AMD 1000
USD 2% min AMD 1000
 
 
  Cash payout abroad   
3% min AMD 3000
 
 CASH-IN abroad, as well as within RA through ATMs of non ArCa member banks 
2% min AMD 3000
 
 Implementation of non- cash transactions 
Free  [29]
 
 Removal from card’s Stop-List  
  AMD 2000
AEB Mobile application [25] ՝ free of charge
 
 Number of daily encashment transactions 
  10 times 
 
Increase of daily encashment or total transactions limit
AMD 1000
 
 Increase of daily encashment transaction number
  AMD 2 500 000
USD, EUR 5.000
 
 Total maximum amount of encashment transactions for a single day 
 
  AMD 7 500.000
USD, EUR 15.000
 
Total maximum amount of transactions during  a single day 
 AMD 1000
 
 Increase of daily encashment or total transactions limit  
AMD 5000
 
Transfer to other ARMECONOMBANK OJSC account of the same customer
 3%
 
 Card-to-card transfers to the Bank’s cards [7] 
3% 
 
 Card-to-card transfers to the cards of  “Armenian Card” system partner banks [7]
3% 
 
Transfers from card accounts  to the benefit of customers  of other RA banks [14] 
  3%  
 
Transfers to the benefit of ARMECONOMBANK OJSC other customers    
  3%  
 
 SMS  [8] 
AMD 20
 
 Prompt extension of cards (reissue)   [11] 
AMD 5000
 
  To put in international Stop-List  [12] 
  AMD 9000 weekly
 
 Chargeback claim [13]  
AMD 5000
 
 For ArCa member banks service point’s governmental non cash payments including JACES payment for goods sold in auctions   
 AMD 200
 
Replenishment of the card account via Cash-in terminals located out of ARMECONOMBANK OJSC branches [21] 
  AMD 300
 
 Replenishment of the card account with Cash-in terminals located in ARMECONOMBANK OJSC branches [30] 
  free of charge 
 
Maximum amount of encashment transactions via ARMECONOMBANK OJSC ATM's  for a single transaction  
 AMD 400000  
 Acceptance of chargeback applications of transactions implemented by other banks’ cardholders at AEB encashment and/or service points 
AMD 5000 
 Commission fee from transactions implemented through InecoPay system
 AMD  200
 Replacing the status of the card with forced change of PIN code
AMD 500  
 Commission fee against the payments made through PAYMENT.AEB.AM  website  [31] 
0.3%  
 Commission fee  for concluding an CMTPL via  INSURANCE.AEB.AM website 
0.3% 
  2 The tariff for individuals with identification document of other countries/non-RA/ and for non –resident legal entities is AMD 20.000.
6 The statements on up to one month transactions can be provided free of charge until the last banking day of the following month inclusive.
7 Internet transactions through www.arca.am website (card-to-card, procurement of codes of mobile phones’ prepaid cards, payment of utility bills, review of account statements, etc.)  can  be  made  only  if  the  customer  has  presented  to ARMECONOMBANK OJSC in written form his e-mail address and card password (which is not the PIN code).
8 At the request of the customer, ARMECONOMBANK OJSC sends an SMS notification to the mobile phone of the customer after each transaction made with the card. To activate this service, the customer should inform ARMECONOMBANK OJSC in written form his mobile phone number and the amount of transactions, exceeding which he/she wishes to receive an SMS notification, moreover the minimum threshold of amount for AMD cards shall be no less than AMD 100, for USD cards - USD 1, for EUR cards EUR 1 and for RUR cards RUR 50. After each transaction implemented on the internet via the card, the customer will receive an SMS notification containing password of ArCa 3-D Secure, MasterCard SecureCode or Verified by Visa systems if the website is secured by the mentioned systems.  The subscribers of "Armentell'' CJSC and ''VivaCell - MTS'' mobile networks can use USSD informational and management system. 10 Except non ArCa member banks from which ATMs 1% min AMD 1,000 is charged.
11If the customer applied to the bank till 14:00 of that day, then the card can be extended within that day up to 17:00, in case of applying after 14.00, the card will be extended next day by 17.00.  This applies only to ARMECONOMBANK OJSC's Yerevan-based branches.
12This tariff applies to the cases when the customer lost card transactions are done in lower limits.
13This tariff applies to the case when it appears that the deal is done and the amount actually received by the customer / payment made by the customer.
15 Additional card-for the same client operating card account attached other type of plastic card. Attached card-additional card given to the third part by costumer keeping same card account. 16 VISA CLASSIC PLUS is not attached to other cards. Other cards are not attached to VISA CLASSIC PLUS.
17 When using lounge network access of Priority Pass free card provided with Visa Infinite cards, AMD 15.000, defined by the latter, is charged (per person).
21 The minimum amount of transactions executed through Cash-in terminals located out of ARMECONOMBANK OJSC branches is AMD 100, maximum- AMD 100.000. The minimum amount of transactions executed through Cash-in terminals located in ARMECONOMBANK OJSC branches is AMD 100, maximum- AMD 200.000.
23 The given card is granted only in case of credit line provision and expires upon the closure of the credit line by the customer.
24 No other cards are attached to MasterCard ARMEC's GOLD and MasterCard ARMEC's STANDARD cards.
25 To get acquainted with the complete list of preferential tariffs of the transactions executed through AEB Mobile application, please visit the link.    
28 Once every 12 months up to the expiry date of the card, 1% Cashback is calculated and paid against each cashless transaction executed within RA territory (with the exception of utility payments, card to card transfers and transactions implemented through e-wallets). Nevertheless, should the cardholder close the card prior to the expiry of the card, Cashback amount is not paid. 29 With the exception of payments made through e-wallets and online bookmakers/applications, in which case 3% is defined. 
30 No other cards are attached to ArCa social and ArCa pension cards. 
commission fee of the transactions implemented through payment cards issued by  RA banks  certified by “Armenian Card” CJSC , with the exception of cards issued by “VTB Bank Armenia” CJSC, is 0,9%;
commission fee for the transactions  executed with  MasterCard, Visa  cards issued by the banks not providing certification through  Arca system is 2,5% 
In case of cards issued by RA banks certified by  Arca system, the commission fee is 0.9%;
 
ATTENTION:
•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.
•ATTENTION: INTERESTS ON YOUR DEPOSIT ARE CALCULATED BASED ON THE NOMINAL INTEREST RATE AND THE ANNUAL PERCENTAGE YIELD SHOWS THE INCOME YOU WOULD REALIZE, IF YOU WOULD HAVE ADDED THE RECEIVED DEPOSIT INTERESTS TO THE DEPOSIT. YOU WILL FIND THE ORDER OF CALCULATING THE ANNUAL PERCENTAGE YIELD ON  www.aeb.am. 
•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 
 
PunctVISA  
 
 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 p] 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
 
   Liability  
 
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:
Updated: 13/05/2021 10:56