The cost of opening an account: From 690 EUR
The cost of opening an account:
From 690 EUR

General information

Erste Bank AG


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Erste Bank is the Austrian retail bank with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and the oldest bank of financial group Erste Group Bank AG. Moreover, the whole banking business of the financial group Erste Group Bank AG with multiple subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe is often referred to as the Erste Bank. Holding Erste Group Bank AG is one of the largest financial services providers in Central and Eastern Europe. Erste Group Bank AG, focusing on retail banking business and financial support to small and medium-sized businesses, has more than 50,000 employees and more than 3,200 branches in 8 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, and Ukraine). The oldest savings bank in Austria was founded in 1819. In 1997, Die Erste osterreichisshe Spar-Casse Bank AG and GiroCredit united in Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG. In August 2008 - Erste Group Bank AG, which is the second largest banking group in the country and the leading bank of the Austrian Savings Banks Group.
English-, German-, Polish-speaking staff
Agreement on the avoidance of double taxation was concluded; AML legislation is strictly observed; Active membership in the OECD, FATF, Basel Commitee, Egmont Group, and others.


Terms of opening for admission (days):
Opening terms for cancellation (days):
Не требуется
Description of activity:
Account type:
Settlement and Savings
Types of accounts:
Personal; Corporate; Savings; Settlement
Departure to the bank:
Visiting the bank is required
Required documents:
Copy of internal or international passport, standard set of corporate documents. For companies that is older than 6 months Certificate of Good Standing (not older than 3 months) is required. Additional documents can be requested
Account opening, probability:
Calculated and perceived
Particularities during account opening:
There are no particular requirements and nuances


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Balance, minimum:
500000 €
Limit of transfers (per month):
No information
An initial fee :
0 €
Annual turnover (minimum):
1000000 €
Transaction speed:
Value date is on the second day. Operational day ends at 12.00 (Moscow)

Services and costs

Cost of translation:
Transfer fee is 0.2% of the amount, but not less than 8 EUR
Cost of enrollment:
Fee for crediting is 0.2% of the amount, but not less than 8 EUR
Cost of account maintenance:
Account maintainance for individuals ranges from 10.55 to 28,47 EUR per quarter; and for corporate clients - 0.03% (minimum 13,50 EUR per quarter). Closing an account is free of charge (for individuals), 12,38 EUR (for corporate clients). Cash withdrawal fee is 0.25% (minimum 3,63 EUR)
Credit card restrictions:
No information
Insurance for credit cards:
No information
Access to the account:
Fax with prior arrangement with the officer/banker. Free system of surveillance for account condition via a modem is available. Instructions via e-mail (except for applications for the transfer) are also available.
Bank services:
Checkbooks (Eurocheques) (the cost of checkbook with 10 checks is 5 EUR, suspension of payment upon check is 11 EUR). Letters of credit. Bank warranties. Bank confidently works with all bank instruments
Bank cards:
VISA (VisaCard First, VisaCard Gold, VisaCard Platinum, VisaCard Privat Banking); servicing - from 1.57 to 9,16 EUR per month. MasterCard (MasterCard First, MasterCard Gold); maintenance - from 1.57 to 5,82 EUR per month
Cost of extracts storing:
Provision of extracts - from 0.04 to 0,90 EUR. Sending of bank statements costs 0,85 EUR plus expenses for dispatching
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