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Bank Statements ─ Now Available on a Monthly Basis!

15 October 2018

Dear Customers,

Starting October 13, 2018, your new account statements will be available in Citibank® Online every month, unlike previously when we generated them once a quarter.

As to credit card statements, nothing has changed: we generate them on a monthly basis, as we did before.

By the way, you can view and/or download any of your statements for the last seven years right now! To do this, sign on to Citibank Online and go to “Products & Services” → “View Statement”.

You may also want to think about changing the way you receive your statement: enroll for eStatements, and we’ll send you a text and an e-mail when your statement is available for viewing in Citibank Online. It's much faster than snail mail and safer: access to Citibank Online is securely controlled.

Sincerely,
AO Citibank

Your bank statement is a document reflecting all your account, card and product transactions for a certain period of time. You can get your bank statement via e-mail or Citibank Online.

 

Changes to the Consumer Banking Terms and Conditions

September 12, 2018

Dear Customers,

Please note that our Consumer Banking Terms and Conditions will change with effect from October 12, 2018.

The changes will affect the sections «Miscellaneous», «Security» and «Account Statement».

The new version of the Consumer Banking Terms and Conditions is available here. The current version of the Consumer Banking Terms and Conditions is available at www.citibank.ru and www.citigold.ru.

Thank you for banking with Citibank!

 

Press Release

12 September 2018

Citi GPS Study: a New Perspective on Recycling Plastic

Russia – Citi has released its new Global Perspectives & Solutions report focused on the key trends in plastic recycling and reuse, based on fundamental changes in the behavioural stereotypes of modern consumers worldwide.

Citi analysts came to a number of main conclusions in their study and made predictions based on each of them.

  1. Conclusion: the most common source of plastic resin, used in packaging, is polyethylene, which has been degraded for hundreds of years.
    Forecast: financial incentives for companies producing biodegradable plastic will facilitate perfection of the technology.
  2. Conclusion: for the past 20 years there has been a trend of local restrictions in plastic use.
    Forecast: China’s ban on the import of solid waste has had quite a considerable impact on the industry.
  3. Conclusion: only 14% of plastic is recycled, the remaining 86% is disposed at landfills.
    Forecast: the technology for converting plastic into biofuel by means of waste gasification and using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) will increase recycling efficiency.

According to the research, each year the world produces about 400 million tonnes of plastic, over a third of which is used for production of packaging. The value of the global market for plastic production has exceeded a trillion dollars in 2016, and by 2020 this figure will increase to 1.2 trillion dollars. For the last 50 years, plastic packaging has become an indispensable part of daily life, and the debate of its sustainable use is ongoing in the US and Europe. Nevertheless China, making up 50% of the market for this type of waste disposal (8 million tonnes per annum), took a firm stance in 2018 and refused to accept foreign waste containing plastic. This led to a collapse in plastic recovery prices and a waste overflow in western ports. In response, Great Britain, the EU and many developing countries introduced their own domestic bans and restrictions in the area of plastic production and recycling.

From the 1950s, the volume of plastic production increased by 8% (CAGR) per annum. This superior soft and rigid plastic had become predominant worldwide and should in time replace traditional packaging.

Today only 14% of plastic is sent to be recycled (a mere 2% of which is recycled successfully), and the remaining 86% is disposed of in various, not always environmentally friendly ways.

Cost remains an important factor: a tonne of recycled plastic costs $226, which makes it less profitable than aluminium, which has a cost of $1,186 per tonne, seeing as the recirculation rate for aluminium cans amounts to 50%, whereas for example that of PET is only 30%.

Among the key opportunities for the optimisation and development of plastic recycling and reuse, the following areas were highlighted by the researchers:

  • the use of lighter plastics, including the replacement of rigid containers with biodegradable plastic bags and the promotion of reusable plastic bottles;
  • the standardization of recycling stages and their cost to increase liquidity;
  • the increase of PET production volume and using them to manufacture beverages.

The full text of the study and graphs are available via the link.

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Citi is a leading global financial company that provides a service for around 200 million customer accounts and operates in over 160 countries. Citi provides individuals, companies, governments and institutional clients with a wide spectrum of financial products and services, including banking services for individuals and consumer lending, corporative and investment banking, stock brokering, as well as management of assets.

You can find further information here www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://new.citi.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi.

Media Contacts: alina.vilnina@citi.com +7 (985) 928 5327
Alina Vilnina citibank@cros.ru +7 (916) 751 2573

Payment for state services via Citibank® Online: school and kindergarten fees, government fees and charges, etc.
Payment is fee-free and easier than it used be!

24 August 2018

Dear Customers,

We offer you the comfort and convenience of paying for state services via Citibank Online. We’ve made the whole process a lot easier, send payments faster, and still charge you no transaction fee.

What you can pay for and how to do it

You can make any payment with or without UIN (a unique payment identifier appearing on many bills) in favor of the state or, for example, a kindergarten or school. To do this, go to «Transfers & Payments», click on «State Services: Traffic Fines, Taxes, School and Kindergarten Fees, etc.» and select the section you need:

  • «School, kindergarten and other payments by UIN»

    Use this section if you have a bill with UIN on it.

  • «Government fees and charges»

    Use this section to pay passport or vehicle registration fees, etc.

  • «Budget payments without UIN»

    Use this section to make any other payments against the bills that do not have UIN on them.

And, as before, Citibank Online and Citi Mobile will help you check and pay traffic fines and taxes!

Not a Citi Mobile user yet?

Download the app now or visit www.mobile.citibank.ru.

Sincerely,

AO Citibank

 

Changes to the payment details of AO Citibank for transfers in Euro

August 24, 2018

Dear Customers!

We are writing to inform you of the changes to the payment details of AO Citibank for transfers in Euro effective as of September 10, 2018.

Starting September 10, 2018 please use the following payment details to transfer funds in Euro to customers’ accounts opened in AO Citibank branches:

  • Receiver: Your full name
  • Account number: Your foreign currency account number (20 digits)
  • Beneficiary bank: AO Citibank (Moscow)
  • SWIFT code: CITIRUMX
  • Correspondent bank: CITIBANK EUROPE PLC, DUBLIN
  • Correspondent bank SWIFT address: CITIIE2X
  • Correspondent account: 0023945002

 

Press Release

24 July 2018

Citi Scoops Top Honors at the Euromoney Global Awards for Excellence

London – Citi has been awarded World’s Best Investment Bank at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence, held in London on 11th July. The bank was also named World’s Best Bank for Financing and World’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility.

Commenting on Citi’s success, Euromoney noted that: “The rationale behind Citi’s nomination as the world’s best investment bank this year is simple, but impressive. In every part of the world that Euromoney considered the credentials of the leading regional investment banks, Citi was a genuine contender.

Read more

Press Release

18 July 2018

AO Citibank’s Rating Affirmed by ACRA at Highest Credit Rating under the National Scale

Analytical Credit Rating Agency affirms AAA(RU) to AO Citibank, outlook Stable

Moscow – The Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA) has affirmed the highest credit rating to AO Citibank at AAA(RU) under the national scale, outlook Stable.

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Citi Mobile News: check and Pay Traffic Fines and Taxes

5 July 2018

Dear Customers,

Citi Mobile continues to bring you good news. You can now use the app to check taxes and traffic fines and pay those right away. Your payment will post immediately and you will incur no transaction fee!

For your convenience, Citi Mobile will remember the numbers you searched by: up to three driver’s license numbers, vehicle registration certificate numbers, taxpayer identification numbers, passport numbers.

How to check and pay traffic fines

  • If you already have your traffic ticket, you’ll only need the unique bill reference number/index (UIN) provided on the ticket to pay it.
    Go to “Payments & Transfers” > “Traffic Fines” > “Pay Using Bill Index (UIN)”.
  • To check your traffic fines, you’ll need to search by your driver’s license number and/or vehicle registration certificate number.
    Go to “Payments & Transfers” > “Traffic Fines” > “Check Traffic Fines”. We recommend that you search by both these numbers, as fines can be linked to either of them. 

How to check and pay overdue taxes and penalties

  • If you already have your tax bill, find the 20- or 25-digit bill reference number/index (UIN) on it.
    Go to “Payments & Transfers” > “Taxes and Penalties” > “Pay Using Bill Index (UIN)”.
  • To check if you have outstanding taxes, you’ll need to search by your taxpayer identification number (INN). Your passport details will be pulled up automatically.
    Go to “Payments & Transfers” > “Taxes and Penalties” > “Check Taxes”.
  • You can also Сheck and pay traffic fines and taxes for other persons.

Another piece of good news is that if you pay taxes or traffic fines with a credit card, you’ll have the benefit of a grace period and earn Select Points or miles if your card provides such a reward.

By the way, you will get a 50% early payment discount if you pay your traffic fine within 20 days of the ticket date.

Not a user yet?

Download the app now or visit www.mobile.citibank.ru.

Sincerely,

AO Citibank

 

Changes to CitiOne Bank Service Package Tariffs

June 15, 2018

Dear Customers,

Please note that our new CitiOne® and Citibank Bank Service Package Tariffs will take effect on July 1, 2018.

Main changes:

— If you are served under CitiOne Plus/Professional, Citi Priority/Expert or Guru tariffs, and you do not comply the tariff terms, you will be charged for transfers, cash withdrawals in external ATMs, Citibank Alerting Service and other services.

— We have also changed the terms of sending transfers via CitiPhone® operators, Citibank® Online** and Citi Mobile® App.

Please, have a look at the new version of the Tariffs.

The current version of the Tariffs is available at  www.citibank.ru, «Banking».

Thank you for banking with Citibank!

AO Citibank.

 

Changes to the Credit Card Terms and Conditions for Consumers

May 31, 2017

Dear Customers,

Please note that our Credit Card Terms and Conditions for Consumers will change with effect from June 1, 2018.

The new version of the Credit Card Terms and Conditions is available here.

 

Changes to the Citibank Credit Card Tariffs

May 31, 2018

Dear Customers,

Please note that our Credit Card Tariffs will change with effect from July 1, 2018.

The new version of the Tariffs is available here.

 

Changes to the Citibank Credit Card Tariffs

May 4, 2018

Dear Customers!

Please note that the following changes will be made to our Credit Card Tariffs with effect from July 1, 2018:

Cash advances at Citibank and non-Citibank ATMs (for all card types, except Simplicity):

  • 4.9% (min. RUB 490)*

*The tariff for the Customers who entered into the credit card agreement before July 1, 2014, or between July 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, (also applies in the event of card type change).

Transfer of funds from the Account to a third party account or to your account with Citibank or another Russian bank:

  • via Citibank branch — 4.9% of the transfer amount (min. RUB 490)

  • via CitiPhone banker — 4.9% of the transfer amount (min. RUB 490)

  • via Citibank Online — 4.9% of the transfer amount (min. RUB 490)

Late fee (for all card types, except Simplicity):

  • RUB 1,000*

*The tariff for the Customers who entered into the credit card agreement before July 1, 2014, (also applies in the event of card type change).

 

Frank RG names Citibank among Top 3 best providers of private banking services

April 26, 2018

Moscow, March 20, 2018. Frank RG named Citibank one of the Top 3 providers of premium banking services. Citibank also received the Best Investment Offer Award in the Private Banking category.

Frank Research Group announced winners of its annual Frank Premium Banking Award 2018.

Frank Premium Banking Award, Russia’s only ranking of banks that offer premium banking services, is based on a large-scale study and detailed analysis of premium programs offered by participating banks.

Frank RG analysts studied Russian banks that offer comprehensive premium banking services to wealthy clients in the mass market segment.

The goal of the Award is not only to present an unbiased ranking of premium banking programs, but also give banks an opportunity to evaluate their own competitive advantages and identify areas for further development.

 

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About Premium Banking

  • Premium Banking is a comprehensive set of banking services offered to clients with a monthly income of at least 250,000 rubles and account balances starting from 2.5-3 million rubles. Premium programs include better-than-standard terms on banking products, alternative investment opportunities, non-banking perks as well as personalized services in premium banking zones.

 

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About Frank RG

  • Frank RG is a leading research company engaged in the analysis of the competitive environment in the Russian financial services market. Since its inception in 2008, the company has been constantly gaining a comprehensive banking expertise while maintaining an impeccable market reputation.
  • Frank RG has been studying premium banking and private banking over the course of the last four years. Given the company’s in-depth studies and its stable analytical team, Frank RG understands both wealthy client service models better than any other company in Russia.
  • Frank RG conducts its studies in close cooperation with participating banks, which gives the company experts an opportunity to meet with heads of premium units every year, select clients based on the required survey criteria and gain access to the statistical data.
  • The list of Frank RG clients includes more than 40 major Russian banks, including Sberbank, VTB, Russian Agricultural Bank, Home Credit Bank, Russian Standard, Raiffeisenbank, Alfa Bank, Renaissance Credit, Otkritie FC Bank etc. as well as consulting companies McKinsey&Company, Oliver Wyman и Roland Berger

About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

AO Citibank was one of the first banks with foreign capital to enter the Russian market back in 1992 (banking license was obtained in 1993). Today, Citibank is one of the country’s top-25 largest banks by capital, and it offers a wide range of products and services to corporate and private clients. The bank’s retail network includes ATMs, branches and representative offices in major cities of Russia. For more information on Citi in Russia, please visit www.citibank.ru.

Citi also serves its corporate clients in Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

Additional information can be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://new.citi.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi.

 

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About Frank Premium Banking Award 2018

Frank Premium Banking Award is the first annual award in Russia based on a complete, reliable and structured knowledge of the Russian premium banking services market. The ranking is compiled following the study of premium banking services done in close cooperation with key market players.

Ranking weight is defined based on the survey among premium clients.

Each bank was evaluated under the following criteria:

Criterion Description Ranking Weight
Reliability

Considered:

  • Evaluations by foreign and Russian rating agencies (Moody’s, S&P, Fitch, Expert RA, ACRA)
  • Evaluations by independent experts and participating banks
17,1%
Service

Considered:

  • Results of survey among premium clients, Customer Satisfaction Index (SCI)
  • Mystery shopping results
  • Number of bank branches and premium banking zones
15,6%
Remote services

Considered:

  • Results of survey among premium clients, Customer Satisfaction Index (SCI):
    • Online bank
    • Mobile app
  • Testing results of online bank and mobile app features in 7 categories
15,3%
Bank product and service fees

Considered:

  • Cash withdrawal fees and limits
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Service fees
  • Money transfer fees
  • Safe deposit box rental fees
14,1%
Investments and deposits

Considered:

  • Advantages of premium services, flexibility and interest rates
  • Investment offers
13,2%
Non-bank perks

Considered:

  • Priority pass
  • Trip insurance
  • Transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Other non-bank consultations
10,9%
Debit cards

Considered:

  • Variety of debit cards, advantages of premium services (number of no-charge cards, status, selection of loyalty programs)
  • Advantages of loyalty program cards for premium clients
10,3%
Loans and credit cards

Considered:

  • Variety of credit cards, advantages of premium services (number of no-charge cards, status, terms and conditions, selection of loyalty programs)
  • Advantages of loyalty program cards for premium clients
  • Loan terms (cash, car, mortgage)
3,5%

 

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What makes Frank Premium Banking Award 2018 stand out

We conducted a 360-degree study by observing premium services from every possible angle:

  • Analysis of publicly available information: Dissected 13 premium programs, all the data verified with banks
  • Interview: Held 13 interviews with heads of premium banking units
  • Survey: 4,800 premium clients of 12 banks surveyed
  • Mystery shopping: Mystery shoppers visited 13 banks 4 times each and spoke with premium banking managers (52 visits in total). Signed up for 39 premium programs (3 at each bank) and tested premium services for 4 months
  • Online bank, mobile app testing: Identified 170 most important features in 7 categories that define the needs of premium clients; tested these features in online banks and mobile apps of 13 banks
  • Benchmark: Collected historical statistical data on 100 parameters
  • Ranking: Compiled integral bank ranking based on 950 parameters

 

Changes to the AO Citibank Credit Card Terms and Conditions for Consumers

April 18, 2018

Dear Customers!

Please note that paragraphs 7.12 and 18.3 of the AO Citibank Credit Card Terms and Conditions for Consumers will be changed with effect from April 19, 2018.

The new version of the AO Citibank Credit Card Terms and Conditions for Consumers is available here.

Thank you for banking with Citibank!

Sincerely,
AO Citibank

 

Please note that our CitiOne Citi Priority / Expert and Guru Tariffs will change with effect from April 1, 2018.

March 16, 2018

Dear Customers,

Please note that our CitiOne Citi Priority / Expert and Guru Tariffs will change with effect from April 1, 2018.

Changes concern the type of bank card, access to airport lounges, and insurance. We have also made new additions to the list of available privileges.

  • A new Citi Priority World Mastercard® Black Edition premium debit card will be available to all Citi Priority Expert and Guru customers, and will be issued by default to those who apply for the bank service package on or after April 1, 2018. All those who became Citi Priority Expert or Guru customers before April 1, 2018, will be able to have their existing cards replaced with Citi Priority World Mastercard® Black Edition cards via Citibank branch or CitiPhone®.
  • As of April 1, 2018, all Citi Priority World Mastercard® Black Edition cardholders will have the benefit of LoungeKey access to airport lounges. Customers who choose not to replace their existing cards with Citi Priority World Mastercard® Black Edition cards will continue to enjoy Priority Pass™ membership. LoungeKey will only be available to Citi Priority World Mastercard® Black Edition cardholders.
  • As of April 1, 2018, you will have two free lounge visits in the current month if you met at least one of the applicable tariff conditions in the previous month. If you met the Average Monthly Relationship Balance requirement in the previous month, you will have four free lounge visits in the current month, as before.
  • As of April 1, 2018, you will have the benefit of a new service — free access to WI-Fi hotspots throughout the world.
  • As of April 1, 2018, Concierge will be available subject to meeting at least one of the applicable tariff conditions in the previous month.
  • Allianz’s insurance offer will change as of April 1, 2018. All those who apply for CitiOne Citi Priority Expert or Guru on or after April 1, 2018, will only be insured under Allianz’s new program subject to meeting the applicable tariff conditions. All those who became Citi Priority Expert or Guru customers before April 1, 2018, will continue to have the benefit of the existing insurance program until its expiry date, after which the insurance will be automatically renewed and replaced with the new one subject to meeting the applicable tariff conditions.

The new version of the Tariffs is available here.

The current version of the Tariffs is available under the «Banking» tab at www.citibank.ru.

Thank you for banking with Citibank!

Sincerely,
AO Citibank

 

Changes to the Credit Card Terms and Conditions for Consumers

February 28, 2018

Dear Customers,

Please note that paragraphs 2.5, 6.19 and 17.2 of our Credit Card Terms and Conditions for Consumers will change with effect from April 3, 2018.

In particular, paragraph 2.5 will specify that the Customer shall, on a monthly basis, repay to Citibank a Minimum Payment Amount by 10 p.m. Moscow time on the payment due date specified in the Credit Card Statement (the «Payment Date»).

The new version of the Credit Card Terms and Conditions for Consumers will be published in the «Tariffs and Conditions» section of our website on April 3, 2018.

Thank you for banking with Citibank!

 

Changes to the Consumer Banking Terms and Conditions

February 26, 2018

Dear Customers,

Please note that our Consumer Banking Terms and Conditions will change with effect from March 26, 2018.

The new version of the Consumer Banking Terms and Conditions is available here. The current version of the Consumer Banking Terms and Conditions is available at www.citibank.ru and www.citigold.ru.

Thank you for banking with Citibank!