• Alfa-Bank goes live with SWIFT’s global payments innovation service

    Alfa-Bank leverages SWIFT gpi to provide its clients with increased speed, transparency and predictability of payments. Moscow & Brussels, 16 January 2018 — Alfa-Bank, a Russian leading banking institution announced today that it has started to use SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi), a suite of services that increases the speed, transparency and traceability of cross-border payments. Having gone live on SWIFT gpi on 18 December 2017 Alfa-Bank is able to start providing … Continued

  • Moody’s Investors Service upgrades Alfa-Bank’s ratings to Ba1 from Ba2

    On October 31, 2017, Moody’s Investors Service upgraded to Ba1 from Ba2 Alfa-Bank’s local-currency long-term deposit rating and local- and foreign-currency senior unsecured debt ratings. Moody’s also affirmed the bank’s Ba2 foreign-currency deposit ratings that are constrained by the foreign-currency deposit ceiling of Russia. The outlook is stable. The ratings’ upgrade resulted from the reviewed scope of government support, due to the changed … Continued

  • Alfa-Bank Announces IFRS Results for the First Half of Year 2017

    The Alfa Banking Group, which includes ABH Financial, AO «Alfa-Bank» and its subsidiaries, reported the IFRS financial results for the first half of 2017. Over this period, Group’s key financial indicators showed positive dynamics, thus strengthening its position on the market, and further proving sustainability of its business model. Net profit of the Alfa Banking Group grew by 2,7 times in comparison … Continued

  • Pay It: Alfa-Bank’s clients now have an opportunity to withdraw and deposit money through ATMs using «Pay» mobile payment services

    June 22, 2017 — Alfa-Bank’s Mastercard-holding clients will be able to withdraw and deposit money through ATMs using their phone or smartwatch. To withdraw or deposit money all you have to do is to put your phone or smartwatch on the NFC sticker and confirm with your fingerprint. You will still have to enter your PIN on the ATM for security reasons. If you have a few cards uploaded to your «Pay» wallets, … Continued

  • Moody’s upgrades Alfa-Bank’s BCA to ba2

    On 24 May 2017 Moody’s Investors Service today upgraded Alfa-Bank’s Baseline Credit Assessment (BCA) and adjusted BCA to ba2 from ba3 and affirmed the Ba2 long-term local- and foreign-currency senior unsecured debt and deposit ratings with a stable outlook. The BCA upgrade to ba2 from ba3 reflects recent improvements in Alfa-Bank’s financial metrics which Moody’s expects to be sustained in the longer term. … Continued

  • Press Statement: Alfa Bank confirms it has sought help from U.S. authorities, and discloses new cyberattacks linked to Trump hoax

    Alfa Bank, a privately owned Russian bank, confirmed today that it has contacted U.S. law enforcement authorities for assistance and offered U.S. agencies its complete co-operation in finding the people behind attempted cyberattacks on its servers that have made it appear falsely that it has been communicating with the Trump Organization. Alfa Bank confirmed a story in Circa News that it had been subjected … Continued

  • Alfa-Bank announces IFRS results for the full year 2016

    The Alfa Banking Group, which includes ABH Financial, Alfa-Bank and subsidiaries, reported IFRS financial results for the full year 2016. The Alfa Banking Group demonstrated a significant improvement in financial performance, enhanced market position proving once again sustainability of its business model. Net profit of the Alfa Banking Group increased by 9.8% and amounted to USD 527 million in 2016 (against USD … Continued

  • Alfa-Bank successfully closed RUB 10 bn Eurobond issue

    On February 10, 2017, AO «ALFA-BANK» successfully priced the 5 years RUB Eurobond issue totaling RUB 10 bn. The coupon rate is fixed at 9.25% per annum. As a result of the thorough research of the broad investor base Alfa-Bank has decided to approach the market with a RUR Eurobond offering. Due to the large interest shown by the major global investors (the demand exceeded RUB 20 bn), Alfa-Bank lowered the … Continued

  • Apply for Visa card in Alfa-Bank – Go On to FIFA Confederations Cup’s Field

    Alfa-Bank and VISA are launching a promotion campaign titled ‘Apply for a Visa Card in Alfa-Bank — Go On to the FIFA Confederations Cup’s Field’ in the period from January 30 through March 31, 2017. All one has to do is to become the Bank’s client, to apply for a Visa card of any kind and to conduct the maximal number of transactions at least 1,000 rubles each during the promotion campaign. The top winners, … Continued

  • Alfa-Bank successfully closes additional issue of USD 300 mln subordinated perpetual Eurobonds compliant with Basel III

    On December 20, AO «Alfa-Bank» successfully closed the additional issue of USD 300 mln perpetual Eurobonds compliant with Basel III (Central Bank Regulations 395-P). The issue parameters correspond to the principal terms of the first public offering of Eurobonds by a Russian financial institution compliant with Basel III, which Alfa-Bank accomplished on November 3, 2016: the first call option is scheduled for February 3, 2022, with the initial … Continued