BCR & Erste Private Banking

BCR & Erste Private Banking

Bank Partner
Partner since: January 2019

About BCR & Erste Private Banking

Erste Private Banking is a leading wealth manager in Central Europe and the largest of its kind in Austria.

Erste Private Banking operates in 6 countries and focuses on private and intermediary clients, providing international private banking, investment management, fiduciary services and brokerage.

In Romania the service is provided by BCR:

- BCR is the most valuable financial brand in Romania according to customer confidence and the number of people that use BCR for banking services.

- No.1 in in Romania according to assets (14 bn EUR), as well as according customers and lending and savings.

The security of a strong, independent and stable universal bank

Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with a strategy to expand its retail business into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Since then Erste Group has grown through numerous acquisitions and organically to become one of the largest financial services providers in the Eastern part of the EU in terms of clients and total assets:

- The number of customers has increased from 600,000 to approx. 16.2 million in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia.

- Erste Group's key business is the retail business, covering the entire spectrum from lending, deposit and investment products to current accounts and credit cards.

- Besides the traditional strength in serving private individuals, Erste Group's core activities include advisory services and support for corporate clients in financing, investment and access to international capital markets, public sector funding and interbank market operations.

Benefits offered to Members

Erste Private Banking premium offer for CEO Clubs members

Only for CEO CLUBS members, BCR will offer the Erste Private Banking package with the premium black card included (Visa Infinite), with 0 issuing fee and 0 monthly administration fee in the first year*.

*In order for the discount to be applied, the cardholder member should comply with the eligibility conditions for Private Banking in maximum 3 months from the account opening: monthly income 10,000 EUR or resources of 200,000 EUR in BCR.
Standard monthly fee is 100 RON, which will be applied starting the 4th month if the Private Banking conditions will not be fulfilled.
After the first year from the account opening, if the member does not comply with the eligibility conditions for Private Banking, he shall choose another service in BCR and still keep Erste Private Banking package with the premium black card (with standard fee – 100 RON), until the card reach the expiration date.
Erste Private Banking Package: exclusively dedicated for Erste Private Banking clients
Benefits, products and services included in the package, free of charge

• Visa Infinite premium debit card
• Current account in lei
• Current account in EUR (optional)
• George Web & Mobile App, with permanent access to customized information related to your BCR products
• 2 supplementary George cards, for the main card holder and/or other users (optional)
• Push/email notifications, every time you receive money or making a payment, which give you supplementary control of your accounts
• Cash-back with George Moneyback (loyalty program)
• Zero BCR fee for cash withdrawal at any ATM in Romania or in other countries
• Zero fee for transfers in lei, in George, on the Romanian territory

Besides these advantages, you benefit from our special Contact Center service, functional 24h/24h, available for local and international calls, dedicated to Private Banking clients: 021.407.42.42.

Your benefits with Visa Infinite card Erste Private Banking Visa Infinite is the premium, contactless, debit card, that will open a world of exclusive services and privileges, which satisfy the most demanding requirements.

• Concierge services (0040 747 410 002 or email at office@visaconcierge.ro): Concierge services offer you access to the best specialists all over the world, in various fields. It doesn’t matter if you want to throw a party for your child, to surprise someone dear to you with a concert ticket, to decorate your house or to go to the best doctors, we can help you.

• Priority Pass, for the client and one guest: Do you travel to Dubai, London, Paris or New York? The service gives you free access to more than 1300 VIP airport lounges from the entire world, using the Priority Pass card – more details on https://www.prioritypass.com or using the Priority Pass mobile app, available for IOS and Android.
• VIP service in Henri Coanda airport: access to the diplomatic corridor, access to the VIP lounge, limousine transfer to the aircraft, priority boarding. Each year, we offer, for free, the first 6 times you access the service, for yourself and 3 guests. The service can be booked by phone or by email, through the Visa Concierge team, at least 24 hours before the flight: 0040 747 410 002/ office@visaconcierge.ro.
• Free limousine transport to and from the airport, in the main cities of Romania. Each year, we offer you, for free, the first 6 transports, for you and 3 guests. The service can be booked by phone or by email, through the Visa Concierge team, at least 24 hours before the flight. The service can be booked by phone or by email, through the Visa Concierge team, at least 24 hours before the flight: 0040 747 410 002/ office@visaconcierge.ro.
• Free access to Business Lounge at Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara International Airport, for you and 3 guests.
• AIR REFUND Service: if your flight is delayed, cancelled or the boarding is refused, you can simply and quickly benefit from a compensation of up to euro 600 for each incident, without
bureaucratic care.
• VISA Luxury Hotel Collection: enjoy the best accommodation cost, the status of VIP guest, the best room and many other benefits.


• Insurance services abroad: medical, legal and various situations that may occur during travel abroad.


• National and international offers for shopping, restaurants, entertainment, art and trips (details on visa.ro/premium).
• Preferential status in the City iLove application from Baneasa Shopping City, in Bucharest, offering a multitude of facilities in the commercial center


• Zero issuing fee for the main card
• 100 lei/month for the maintenance fee
• 10 lei – courier fee for the card delivery, at any address in Romania (will be charged directly from the account)
• 0.50 lei/SMS, if you choose the SMS notifications every time you receive money or making a payment

Fees according to the standard tariff of the BCR commission fees, for private individuals, available in all the BCR branches, or on our website, www.bcr.ro, for current account transactions.

Contact details

ERSTE Private Banking
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