In 2015 Kutaisi, Batumi, Akhaltsikhe, Zugdidi and Dighomi service offices were opened.
The Bank offered customers a new product – Online Installment. Two campaigns, one regarding credit cards and the second regarding car loans at partner dealerships, were held. The Bank launched new, Hi-Tech internet Bank – iVTB.
VTB Bank (Georgia) offered customers two types of Certificates of Deposit (CD) – Coupon and Discount CD. CD is the most profitable among all deposits. Holders of CD can sell it any time before its expiration.
From July, VTB Bank (Georgia) offers customers Savings Card. New VTB Bank (Georgia) savings card is the best mean for making savings while easily disposing of available funds. Savings Card has two main features – it is a deposit with high interest rate accruable on deposited amount, on one hand, and on the other – it is a card that allows holder to dispose of made savings.
On July 31, with a support of VTB Bank (Georgia) first Fan Shop of National Rugby Team was opened in Vake Branch. Any fan could purchase shirts, balls and other accessories with symbols of national team.
VTB Bank (Georgia) paired with VISA international was the first to introduce hi-tech payment app – Mobile Pay. Mobile Pay is the first contactless payment app in Georgia, which makes settlements possible only by waving mobile phone near the POS-terminal.
From October 27, VTB Bank (Georgia) customers are able to make a card of their own exclusive design. Ordering a card with desired design is possible on the web-site: designcard.vtb.ge. Customer can choose a design from a catalogue or upload desired image.
VTB Bank (Georgia) introduced yet another contactless payment option – Pay Sticker. It is an innovative payment mean that can be attached to the mobile phone or any other item. Payment are made by waving a sticker near POS-terminal.
In 2015, VTB Bank (Georgia) contributed three million Laris for CSR projects that were aimed at supporting Georgian sport and culture.
VTB Bank (Georgia) served as General Sponsor to National Rugby and Water Polo teams, as well as Federations of Gymnastics and Equestrian Sport. During the 2015, youth football and rugby teams, as well as autosports received important financial aid. The Banks sponsored numerous sports events and competitions. The most notable is VTB Bank (Georgia) support to National Rugby Team during the World Cup. The Bank initiated and managed #მევარმე16 fandom campaign.
During the year VTB Bank (Georgia) maintained active support of cultural projects and served as General Sponsor to various concerts, theatre festivals and plays. The Bank maintained sponsorship of Rustaveli, Griboyedov and Telavi theatres.
Charity funding enjoyed significant increase during the year 2015. To aid victims of June 13 Flood VTB Bank (Georgia) initially contributed 1% from 2014 Net Profit - 207,575 GEL. Later, the Bank designated 1,200,000 GEL for restoration and renovation of devastated Gymnastic Federation’s main building.