Tariff

ESCROW ACCOUNT 

SERVICE

COMMISSION FEE  

1. Commission fee

0.1% of transaction amount min AMD 15,000 max AMD 100,000

2. Term amendment in the contract

AMD 15 000

3. Annual interest rate paid against the funds available on the account

0%

The amounts credited by the holder of escrow funds as an operation guarantee for execution of transaction for paying the seller (beneficiary) are deposited on the escrow account.  Should the holder of escrow funds submit the document defined by the escrow agreement to the Bank (escrow agent) or should the person who credited escrow funds provide the Bank (escrow agent) with a written order to pay the holder of escrow funds, the Bank (escrow agent) can pay escrow funds credited on the escrow account to the holder of escrow funds by cash  or transfer to the account specified by the holder of escrow funds in the order and terms  set forth by the escrow agreement.

If the document envisaged by the escrow agreement isn’t submitted to the Bank within the terms set by the escrow agreement, the escrow account will be formed as a banking account of the entity that entered escrow funds with the authority to manage the funds available on the account.

After debiting escrow funds from the escrow account (after the balance of the account becomes zero) the account is closed.  

The escrow accounts are opened for individuals and registered legal entities (private entrepreneurs).

The escrow accounts are opened only in AMD.

The opportunity to execute operations in the currency other than the currency of the account is not envisaged. 

The Bank is obliged to credit the monetary funds transferred to the customer’s account no later than the following day after the receipt of relevant payment documents by the Bank.

The Bank is obliged to give or transfer monetary funds from the account upon the customer’s order no later than day following the day the relevant payment documents have been submitted to the Bank, with the exception of operations through the account executed based on the power of attorneys, which are carried out in compliance with the requirements of the Bank’s legal acts after verifying the authenticity of the power of attorney.

To open an escrow account, the physical entity/ private entrepreneur customers shall submit the below mentioned documents to the Bank:

  • identification document,
  • document containing public services number,
  • private entrepreneur’s State Register certificate or an excerpt and stamp (as the customer wishes) given by Unified State Register (required from private entrepreneurs only),
  • Tax code (required only from private entrepreneurs, should the latter not be specified in the registration certificate by RA State Register) 
  • In case of a person authorized to manage the funds available on the account(s)- power of attorney certified by the notary  or issued by the customer at the Bank in compliance with  the defined manner.  

To open an account with the Bank, the resident legal entity shall submit the below mentioned documents:

  •   identification document of  director,
  • Copy of State Register certificate (acting head's registration insert) and a reference about the participants/ in case of foundations, non-governmental organizations and associations and other organizations, the participants of which are not registered by any state authority or in compliance with the rules of Central Depository of Armenia OJSC by an account operator company - a reference about the participants issued by the executive body of the given company at least 30 days prior/, if the information on the participants has not been included in the Charter (maximum 30 days old)) or a statement given by Unified State Register

In case of Joint Stock a reference (statement) on shareholders from organizations deemed to be account operators in accordance with the rules of “Central Depository of Armenia ” OJSC, moreover

  • should a corporate participant with 20% or larger participation exist among the participants, a statement on participants of such participant, which have 20% or larger participation, and so forth for all levels, is required
  • Bound and sealed copy of the charter with “True copy of the original” inscription
  • Tax code (if it isn’t specified in the certificate by RA State Register)
  • Extracts and verified copies of the orders on the appointment of the persons entitled with the right to sign
  • Should the  authorized entity open an account – the original power of attorney notarially verified 

To open an account with the Bank, the non-resident legal entity shall submit the below mentioned documents:

  • identification documents of  the director,
  • notarially certified  Armenian translation of the original reference (information) about participants  issued 30 days prior, if  the information on the participants has not been included in the Charter (maximum 30 days old), moreover 
  • should a corporate participant with 20% or larger participation exist among the participants,  notarially certified  Armenian translation of the original statement on such participants, and so forth for all levels
  • should the authorized entity (entities) open an account- notarially certified Armenian translation of the original power of attorney
  • notarially certified Armenian translation of the original document confirming the registration of the non-resident legal entity by the authority carrying out the state registration of legal entities in the country of origin of the non-resident legal entity
  • notarially certified Armenian translation of the original document on the registration and jurisdiction of the non-resident legal entity’s manager given by the Authority carrying out the registration of legal entities in the country of origin of the non-resident legal entity, notarially verified  copy of the identification document of the non-resident legal entity’s manager,
  • notarially certified Armenian translation of  non-resident legal entity’s founding documents (charter, founding agreement and etc.)

 

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.

Under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) with the USA, the Bank may collect additional customer information to determine whether it is a U.S. taxpayer.

Based on various circumstances additional documents and information may be required.

The statements, copies of the payment documents and/or duplicates,  other information and references on the escrow account or the transactions executed through it are provided at the rates set forth for the main bank account.

The accountholder’s right to manage the account and monetary funds available on it can be restricted by Court decision based on the application submitted by Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Bodies and tax authorities.

Cash facilities available on the account may be written off without the customers consent by the court decision based on the decision of the authorities of Compulsory Enforcement Service or tax authorities with the exception of cases envisaged by the RA Civil Law.

Funds available on the escrow account are guaranteed by RA Law on guarantee of remuneration of bank deposits of physical entities.

 

 

Currency structure of the deposit

The maximum size of the guaranteed deposit

If you have only AMD deposit with the Bank

AMD 16  mln

If you have only foreign currency deposit with the Bank

AMD 7 mln

If you have both AMD and foreign currency deposit with the bank

If  the deposit in AMD is more than AMD 7 mln

AMD 16 mln 1

If the deposit in AMD is less than AMD 7 mln.

AMD 7 mln 2

 
  1. Only the deposit in AMD is guaranteed.
  2. The deposit in AMD is guaranteed in full and the deposits in foreign currency in the amount of AMD 7 mln and the difference of the recovered deposit in AMD.

The procedure, manner, general terms and conditions for the provision of banking services are defined by the “General Terms of Banking Services of ARMECONOMBANK OJSC”  approved by the Executive Board of the Bank, which can be found via the following link.  

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BY THE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION YOU PREFER – THROUGH POSTAL SERVICES OR ELECTRONICALLY. THE RECEIPT OF INFORMATION ELECTRONICALLY IS THE MOST CONVENIENT. IT IS AVAILABLE ROUND-THE-CLOCK (24/7), FREE OF THE RISK OF LOSS OF PAPER INFORMATION AND ENSURES THE CONFIDENTIALITY.

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General Information
Documents to be Presented for Account Opening of Individuals
 
PunctPassport (identification card),
PunctSocial card (for residents of RA),
PunctCertificate of private entrepreneur (the original and the copy) and the seal (if any) required only from private entrepreneur,
PunctTax code (the original and the copy) (required only from private entrepreneur),
PunctIn case of the liquidated private entrepreneur's account opening(in the process of insolvency) ,  the liquidator submits to the bank the decision on liquidation and appointment by relevant competent body,
PunctA notarized power of attorney for dispose of funds held in the accounts.
Updated:
Updated: 10/06/2021 12:27