April 2, 2013 10:00 am (CET)
Erste Bank und Sparkassen: Customer transactions amount to around EUR 70 mn a month at bank terminals in OMV VIVA filling stations
OMV first started its cooperation with Erste Bank und Sparkassen three years ago. The 24-hour bank service, which is now available at more than 180 “bank outlets” across Austria, has proved to be extremely successful. Popular services not only include traditional cash machine services but also deposit and transfer services. “Transactions worth around EUR 70 mn are carried out at our OMV service terminals every month,” says Peter Bosek, Member of the Management Board of Erste Bank responsible for private and corporate customers. The number of transfers again increased by 20% compared to a year previously and cash deposits increased by as much as a third. “This is a clear signal that our customers value being able to use our services outside the main branches.”
OMV: fill up for free for a year
Alois Wach, head of the OMV filling station business in Austria and Germany, is delighted with the positive response from customers at the filling stations: “The continual increase in the number of transactions shows that this cooperation with Erste Bank und Sparkassen has really hit the mark. Our customers make use of the various services, such as banking transactions, that they can also easily carry out at filling stations,.”
With immediate effect, a new joint promotion is being launched for the whole of April under the motto “Informieren und Sprit kassieren!”. The promotion applies to all customers at OMV filling stations with VIVA shops. When a customer pays for goods or fuel at an OMV shop, they will receive an information flyer with an integrated scratch card. With this scratch card they could win one of 25,000 spot prizes, including 10 times vouchers for one year fuelling for free with a value of EUR 1,000. Anyone who is not yet a customer of Sparkassengruppe will be able to open “the most advanced account in Austria” during the promotional period to 31.05.2013, and will also receive a bonus for switching banks in the form of OMV vouchers worth EUR 20. The most advanced account in Austria includes the new Scan&Pay function, smartphone apps and the option to make contactless payments with cash cards: www.erstebank.at/tiny/modernstes-konto
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Erste Bank und Sparkassen is the largest financial services provider in Austria. More than 14,000 employees support over 3 million customers in more than 1,000 branches and 182 bank outlets. Its customer share in Austria is around 30%.
Erste Group is the leading financial services provider in Central and Eastern Europe. Around 50,000 staff support 17 million customers in 3,100 branches in eight countries (Croatia, Austria, Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary). The balance sheet total of Erste Group on 30th September 2012 stood at €217 billion; the operating profit was €2,618.5 million and the cost-income ratio was 51.9%.
With Group sales of EUR 42.65 bn and a workforce of around 29,000 employees in 2012, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Exploration and Production, OMV is active in two core countries Romania and Austria and holds a balanced international portfolio. OMV had proven oil and gas reserves of approximately 1.12 bn boe as of year-end 2012 and a production of around 303,000 boe/d in 2012. In Gas and Power, OMV sold approximately 437 TWh of gas in 2012. In Austria, OMV operates a 2,000 km long gas pipeline network with a marketed capacity of around 103 bcm in 2012. With a trading volume of around 47 bcm/a, OMV’s gas trading platform, the Central European Gas Hub, is amongst the most important hubs in Continental Europe. In Refining and Marketing, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 22 mn t and as of the end of 2012 approximately 4,450 filling stations in 12 countries including Turkey. OMV further strengthened its position through the ownership of a 97% stake in Petrol Ofisi, Turkey’s leading company in the retail and commercial business.