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CartuBank

CartuBank


2020    The state program "Mortgage Support Mechanism" has entered into force
     
2020   The Bank got involved in a State-run Credit Guarantee Scheme
     
2020   An e-commerce service contract was concluded with Tera Bank JSC
     
2020   The Bank became a full member of the International UnionPay system, with the right to issue and service cards
     
2020   Nostro correspondent accounts in USD, euro and Belarusian ruble were opened in the resident Belarus Bank
     
2020   The Bank has made it possible for the clients to post applications directly on the Bloomberg BMatch and RFQ platforms and trade at the currency market. A clients can ordered the Bank to post its currency transaction terms on the Bloomberg trading system (BMatch and RFQ platforms)
     
2020   The Bank got involved in the Finance Ministry Primary Dealers pilot program. As the primary dealer of Georgia’s National securities market, the Bank ožers the clients trading in the State securities, the custody and registration thereof both at the primary and secondary securities markets. By using the Bank service
     
2019   For the purpose of professional advancement, the Bank’s AML and CTF Department staff attended trainings staged by ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) and ATTF Luxemburg (Anti-Terrorism Task Force)
     
2019   A new XBRL accounting and reporting standard was introduced
     
2019   The Bank issued new products: the interest-bearing and discount deposit certificates in GEL, USD and Euro
     
2019   Cartu Bank started operating at the securities market, acquired bonds of 2 companies worth 5 M USD and 3 M GEL
     
2019    A broadly known Standard & Poor’s rating company confirmed Cartu Bank’s current international “rating: (B) stable development prospects
     
2018   The Bank has  extra software to control unusual and suspicious persons supplied by DOW JONES, the search engine provider
     
2018   Based on IFRS 9, we introduced the financial instruments’ depreciation method
     
2018   We completed the backup server room design, which makes it possible for Cartu Bank to render independent service to the Visa and Mastercard holders, ATMs and POS terminals, as well as e-commerce merchants
     
2018   In January  we introduced the touch-free cards and by the end of the year, our card business started operating by the solely the touch-free Visa and Mastercard
     
2018   Two premium Visa Infinite and Mastercard World Elite plastic cards have been introduced
     
2018   “Fitch” gave “Cartu Bank” the IDR (Issuer default Rating) “B Stable Prospects” rating, also the rating of the “S&P Global Ratings” company was ,,B Stable Development’’
     
2017   In December, the Bank issued Visa and MasterCard touch-free new design cards
     
2017   In September, we activated the Cartu Bank mobile bank application and mobile Digi pass
     
2017   In October, we set up Batumi Service Center 24/7 section in Paragraph Resort and Spa Shekvetili, Autograph Collection Hotel in the settlement of Shekvetili
     
2017   On 3 August, as a result of its survey, “S&P Global Rating” granted “Cartu Bank” JSC “B/B Stable Development Issuer Credit Rating”
     
2017   Also in June, we participated in the “Plant Your Tree” public campaign for restoration of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park damaged by fire, during which we planted 1000 young trees
     
2017   In June, we set up a Cartu Bank training center for professional advancement of our staff
     
2017   In May, was created bankicartu.ge, the Georgian analogue of the cartubank.ge domain, that made it possible to access the Bank’s website in the Georgian language
     
2017   On 1 May, we introduced *8080 enabling a quicker mobile contact with the Bank
     
2017   in April, “Cartu Bank” was admitted to the Business Association of Georgia
     
2017    On 9 January 2017, the Bank celebrated its 20 jubilee
     
2016   Another money transfer system "Contact" was added to the Cartu Bank’s quick money transfers
     
2015   A new money transfer system "Zolotaya Korona" was added to the Cartu Bank’s quick money transfers
     
2015   Upon a comprehensive research on 30 September 2015, „Fitch“ International Rating Company gave Cartu Bank the IDR (Issuer default Rating) „B+ Stable Outlook” award. 
     
2015   For its involvement in the State “Produce in Georgia” program and support to companies, Cartu Bank was conferred Certificate of Gratitude by  the Georgian Employers Association and Entrepreneurship Development Agency. 
     
2015    For the purpose of funding its corporate clients, Cartu Bank offered them the VISA/MasterCard credit cards.
     
2014   Cartu Bank was involved in the State-run “Preferential Agro Loan” and “Produce in Georgia” projects.  
     
2014   Cartu Bank introduced the MasterCard Secure Code top security standard.
     
2013   Cartu Bank branches in the Tbilisi Mtatsminda district, as well as those in the city of Kutaisi and Batumi sea port were made into the service centers. 
     
2013   The Bank structure changed. 
     
2011   The first in the South Caucasus and one of the first in Eastern Europe, Cartu Bank  introduced the Verified by Visa top security standard.
     
2011   Opened the Cartu Bank Service Center in the Tbilisi Isani district. 
     
2009   Opened the Cartu Bank Service Center in the city of Telavi.
     
2008   Opened the Cartu Bank Service Centers in the Tbilisi Saburtalo district and the city of Gori. 
     
2007   Aiming at supporting trade, Cartu Bank reached an agreement with American Express Bank on 1m USD credit-line. 
     
2007    Within the project envisioning financial support from the World Bank, International Development Association (IDA) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) executed a contract with the Finance Ministry of Georgia. Under this contract, a 2.5 m USD credit line was approved for funding the agricultural projects by the JSC Cartu Bank.
     
2007   An agreement on allotment of a 5 m USD short-term revolving credit line from January 2008 was reached with the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB). A contract on allotment of a 1.5 m USD credit line for funding trade operations in 2007 was signed within the frameworks of the said agreement.
     
2006   Opened a Cartu Bank Service Center in the Tbilisi Vake district. 
     
2006   Cartu Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed a contract on guarantee facility for support to trade funding. 
     
2006   Cartu Bank launches express money order service via Money Express, Anelik and Unistream systems. 
     
2006   Cartu Bank introduced the SMS Service. 
     
2006   Cartu Bank was granted the MasterCard e-commerce license. 
     
2005   Cartu Bank was granted the VISA International e-commerce license. 
     
2005   Cartu Bank  introduced Internet banking remote service.  
     
2004   Opened a Cartu Bank branch in the Batumi sea port. 
     
2004    Jointly with its partner banks, Cartu Bank introduced a new product: "Bystraya pochta" (Express Post). remittance system for money orders to Russia and the CIS states (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan,  Uzbekistan, Moldova, Belorus). 
     
2004   Upon certification, the JSC Cartu Bank clients were granted the right to payments by MasterCards at outlets and service centers in Georgia. By the time, Cartu Bank was the only one at the local market to provide service of issuing international VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club plastic cards.
     
2003   Cartu Bank started issuing MasterCards. 
     
2003  

At the business rating annual ceremony held by the Georgian Times Publishing House, the JSC Cartu Bank was declared the winner in “The Best Company/Business of the Year” nomination and, also, was awarded the prize in “Stable Progress and Dynamism”.

     
2003   Cartu Bank was granted the right to servicing the American Express and Diners Club cards.
     
2002    In the Georgian Times publishing house regular business rating, the JSC Cartu Bank and its CEO were nominated among Georgia’s twenty-one top private companies
     
2002   Cartu Bank became a MasterCard-International payments system major member. 
     
2001   Cartu Bank was granted a VISA international card payments system major member status. 
     
2001   Cartu Bank purchased a part of “Absolute” JSC CB assets and liabilities and became the card business full package holder and the owner of a processing center. 
     
2001   Opened Cartu Bank branches in the Tbilisi Mtatsminda district and the city of Kutaisi. 
     
2000   Cartu Bank launched payment order service for natural persons via the Western Union and Impexbank (Импексбанк).
     
1998   Cartu Bank was licensed to issue the Georgian securities. 
     
1998   JSC Rosiisky Credit-Cartu Commercial Bank was renamed the JSC Cartu Bank. 
     
1997   JSC Rosiisky Credit-Cartu Commercial Bank  bacame SWIFT international system member. 
     
1997   JSC Rosiisky Credit-Cartu Commercial Bank was granted a banking license. 
     
1996   Established the JSC Rosiisky Credit-Cartu Commercial Bank.