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Kyiv, Ukraine @ GoKiev.info

Kiev / Kyiv..... one of the greatest cities in Europe. Honore de Balzac, the famous French novelist, wrote: "Petersburg is a young city, Moscow is an ancient city, but Kyiv is the eternal city. It is a Northern Rome."

Welcome to GoKiev.info - Business and Finances. Money and Banks.

     The official currency of Ukraine is Hryvnia, also spelled as Hryvna or Grivna. It replaced the Coupon in 1996, which was the short-term currency used in Ukraine after it split from the Soviet Union. Ukrainian coins are called "kopiyka". One kopiyka equals 1/100 of Hryvnia.

     Lettered code - UAH, numeric code - 980, abbreviated name - Hrn. Issuing institution - the National Bank of Ukraine.

     There are bills for 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 Hryvnia. There are coins for 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 kopiykas. Also there are 1, 2, and 5 Hryvnia coins as well as some commemorative collectible coins. The artist of all circulation coins of all denominations is V.Lopata.

     USA dollars and Euros are the most popular foreign currency in Ukraine, so it is preferrable to bring US dollars or Euros with you. Use of them is officially forbidden in shops, bars and restaurants. There are a lot of currency exchange places throughout the city; at the hotels, banks and airports. Make sure your foreign currency bills are new looking and crisp. Written-on, torn or crumpled banknotes are usually rejected or could be exchanged only at the banks and sometimes at a lower rate. Your passport is not required for the exchange of currency. Avoid changing money with private individuals.

      Personal checks practically don't exist in Ukraine, but many places in Kiev have started to accept major credit cards like Visa or MasterCard and some others. Travellers' checks could be cashed at the banks for 3%. American Express does not have an office in Ukraine to replace lost checks.

 

     It is better to have cash with you as well and not to rely solely on credit cards and travellers' checks. (Tel in Ukraine: 8 (800) 500 222 0 (toll free) Participating ATM Networks: Raiffeisen Bank Aval ) Raiffeisen Bank Aval

Where to get or cash Travellers Checks:

ВТБ (VTB) Bank, http://vtb.com, 8-800-50-777-60 (toll free)
Oschadbank of Ukraine, http://www.oschadnybank.com, +38 (044) 247-85-54
Pravex Bank, http://www.pravex.com, 8-800-500-4500 (toll free)
Privat Bank, http://www.privatbank.ua, 8-800-500-0030 (toll free)
Raiffeisen Bank Aval, http://www.aval.ua, +38 (044) 490-88-88 (24 / 7)
Ukrsotsbank, http://www.usb.com.ua, +38 (044) 205-45-53
UkreximBank, http://www.ukreximbank.com.ua, +38 (044) 247-89-92

ATM machine in Kiev

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      You could get money using your credit card out of the ATM machines (local word for it is "Bankomat") throughout the city. But make sure the ATM you are going to use is located in a public place, like shopping malls, hotels, inside the banks or next to the banks, inside the travel agencies or ticket offices, etc. Make sure, your card logo is on the ATM machine. Usually ATMs offer Hryvnias. Only a few locations could offer you dollars via an ATM. Instructions are in Russian, Ukrainian or English.

Business and Finances: Banks

     The evolution of the national banking system in Ukraine started in March 1991, after the adoption of the Law of Ukraine "On Banks and Banking" by the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada. The Ukrainian banking system is a two-tier structure consisting of the National Bank of Ukraine and commercial banks of various types and forms of ownership including the state-owned Export-Import Bank and a specialized commercial Savings Bank (Oschadny Bank). Read more about the --> banking system of Ukraine here <--

National Bank of Ukraine, Kiev

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    National Bank of Ukraine (NBU)

Address:  9 Instytutska St., Kyiv 01601
Tel (38 044) 253-01-80
Fax (38 044) 230-20-33, 253-77-50
Telex 131018 NBNK UX, 131251 KIJ UX

Web-site: National Bank of Ukraine (Ukrainian/English)


Major Banks in Kyiv and Ukraine are:

     Usually working hours of banks are 9am - 6pm, lunch time 1pm - 2pm, but it's better to get there before 5pm - when all bank services will be available.

 Raiffeisen Bank Aval

Address: 9, Leskova Street, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01011
Call Centre: Tel: 8 (800) 500-5000 (toll free inside Ukraine); (044) 490-88-88 (24 hour service)
Branch: 16, Khreschatik Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine / Tel.: (044) 279 0871
Email: info@aval.ua

Web-site: www.aval.ua (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Kiev

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Privat Bank

Address: 41, B.Khmelnitskiy Street, Kyiv, 01030, Ukraine
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 500 0030 (toll free inside Ukraine);
Tel.: (044) 569 4797 / 569 4787
Email: hotline@pbank.com.ua

Web-site: www.privatbank.ua (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

Pryvat Bank, Kiev

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Pravex Bank

Address: 2, B.Khmelnitskiy Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine; (044) 234-15-47 /234-24-30;
Branch Locator
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 500 4 500 (toll free inside Ukraine);
Tel.: (044) 201-1661 (24/7)

Web-site: www.pravex.com (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

 

Universal Bank

Address: 54/19, Avtozavods'ka Street, Kyiv, Ukraine; (044) 391-57-77;
Branch Locator
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 300-2000 (toll free inside Ukraine);
Email:
contact@universalbank.com.ua

Web-site: www.bankuniversal.com.ua (in Ukrainian)

Universal Bank, Kiev

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OTP Bank

Address: Head Office: 43, Zhylyanska Street, Kyiv, 01033, Ukraine
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 300 0 500 (toll free inside Ukraine) / Tel.: (044) 490 0500
Branch: 2, Mykhailivska Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine (under rennovation)
*
Besarabsky Branch: 9/2, Velyka Vasyl'kivs'ka (Chervonoarmiys'ka or Krasnoarmeiskaya) Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine
Email: office@otpbank.com.ua

Web-site: www.otpbank.com.ua (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

OTP Bank, Kiev, Ukraine

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Nadra Bank

Address: 15, Artema Street, Kyiv, 04053, Ukraine
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 300–0–700 (toll free inside Ukraine);
Tel.: (044) 459 3700
Email: info@nadrabank.kiev.ua or cc@nadrabank.kiev.ua

Web-site: www.nadra.com.ua (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

 

Ukrsibbank

Address: Branch: 38, Shota Rustaveli Street, Kyiv, 01113, Ukraine
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 50 05 800 (toll free inside Ukraine) / Tel.: (044) 230 4888
Branch Tel.: (044) 593-01-60 / 593-01-61
Email: info@ukrsibbank.com or office@ukrsibbank.com

Web-site: www.ukrsibbank.com (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

 

Ukrsotsbank

Address: Head Office: 29, Kovpaka Street, Kyiv, Ukraine
Working Hours: 9am - 6pm, lunch 1pm - 2 pm, Sat.: 9am - 4pm, Sun. - Off
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 5000-200 (toll free inside Ukraine) / Tel.: (044) 230 3299
Branch: 8, Khreschatik Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine / Tel.: (044) 200 1900
Working Hours: 9am - 8pm, no lunch, Sat.: 9am - 5pm, Sun. - Off

Web-site: www.ukrsotsbank.com (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

Ukrsotsbank, Kiev, Ukraine

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Ukrprombank

Address: Head Office: 2b, Lesi Ukrayinky Bulvar, Kyiv, 01133, Ukraine
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 500 2350 (toll free inside Ukraine)
Working Hours: 9:30am - 5pm, Sat., Sun. - Off
Branch: 16, Khreschatik Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine / Tel.: (044) 278 0137
Working Hours: 9am - 6pm, lunch 1:30pm - 2pm, Sat.: 10am - 4pm, Sun. - Off
Email: info@ukrprombank.ua

Web-site: www.ukrprombank.ua (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

UkrpromBank, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Procredit Bank

Address: 107-А, Peremohy Ave., Kyiv, 03115 Ukraine
Call Centre: Tel: 8 (800) 500 9900 (toll free inside Ukraine) / (044) 590 1000
Branch: 17, Baseyna Street, Kyiv, Ukraine / Tel.: (044) 585 8640
Branch Locator
Email:
cs@procreditbank.com.ua

Web-site: www.procreditbank.com.ua (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

 

Unicredit Bank

Address: Head Office: 14, D.Galitsky Street, Lutsk, 43016, Volynska region, Tel.: (033) 277 6210; Kyiv Office: Yaroslaviv Val., 14-a, Kyiv, 01134, Ukraine
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 508 0050 (toll free inside Ukraine)
Branch: 6, Mykhailivska Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine
Email:
info@unicredit.com.ua

Web-site: www.unicredit.com.ua (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

UniCredit Bank, Kiev

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Prominvest Bank

Address: Head Office: 12, Shevchenka Provulok, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine / (044) 201 5120
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 501 9920 (toll free inside Ukraine)
Branch: 18/7, Kutuzova Street, Kyiv, 01133, Ukraine / Tel.: (044) 286 7800
Email:
bank@pib.com.ua

Web-site: www.prominvestbank.com.ua (in Ukrainian / English)

Prominvest Bank, Kiev

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Finance & Credit Bank

Address: Head Office: 60, Artema Street, Kyiv, 04050, Ukraine; Tel.: (044) 490 6870
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 302 0000 (toll free inside Ukraine) / (044) 495 2907
Branch: 37, Volodymyrska Street, Kyiv, 01034, Ukraine / Tel.: (044) 278 1277 / 278 1091
Email:
info.contactcenter@fcbank.com.ua

Web-site: www.fc.kiev.ua (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

Finance & Credit Bank, Kiev

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Index Bank

Address: Head Office: 42/4, Pushkins'ka Street, Kyiv, 01004, Ukraine; Tel.: 581 0722 / 581 0723
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 500 1 300 (toll free inside Ukraine)
Branch: 23, Baseina Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine / Tel.: (044) 235 4322

Web-site: www.indexbank.ua (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

Index Bank, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Ukrexim Bank

Address: Head Office: 127, Gorkogo Street, Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine; Tel.: (044) 247 8070
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 50 444 50 (toll free inside Ukraine) / (044) 247 89 48
Working Hours: 9am - 7pm, no lunch, Sat. - 9am - 3pm, Sun. - Off
Branch: 11-B, Vorovs'kogo Street, Kyiv, 04053, Ukraine / Tel.: (044) 251 6111
Working Hours: 9am - 7pm, no lunch, Sat. - 9am - 3pm, Sun. - Off
Email:
bank@eximb.com

Web-site: www.eximb.com (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

 

UkrgasBank

Address: Head Office: 39, Chervonoarmiyska Str. (Velika Vasilkivska) Kyiv, 01004, Ukraine; Tel.: (044) 494 4650
Call Centre: Tel: 8 (800) 309 00 00 (toll free inside Ukraine) / (044) 494-46-50
Branch: 24 Velyka Zhytomyrska Street, Kyiv 01025 / Tel.: (044) 272 6105 / 272 6112

Web-site: www.ukrgasbank.com.ua (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

 

 

Business and Finance - Money Transfer.

     There are several money transfer systems available in Ukraine, but the biggest and the most popular ones are : Western Union and Money Gram. Nowdays the best rates for transfering money to / from Ukraine offers Money Gram. Use Money Gram Agent Locator to find the nearest Money Gram Agent. Nearly every bank represents one or several Money Transfer Systems. Just look for the sign on the bank.

      You could also find Money Transfer Agents not at the banks but at the Money Transfer Stands (kiosk), usually located in the shopping malls or inside the metro.

    It's also quite easy and cheap to transfer money inside of Ukraine using local money transfer agents.The biggest banks like Privat, Raiffeisen Aval and Pravex offer their own Money Transfer Systems. Privat offers Privat Money (in UAH, USD, EUR). Pravex has Pravex Telegraf (in UAH, USD, EUR) and it is the cheapest money transfer system. Reiffeisen Aval has Aval Express (in UAH) and Bystraya Pochta (in USD and EUR). Ukrsibbank has UKRSIB (in UAH, USD and EUR). Same as using Western Union (WU) or Money Gram (MG) you will have to fill in the appropriate form and the money will be transferred within 15 minutes, or less. These banks are wide spread and have got departments in every city in Ukraine. You will need your passport to send or receive the transfer.

     Don't forget to make sure the chosen bank exists in the city you need to transfer money to.

     Other Money Transfer Systems available in Kyiv and Ukraine are: UNIStream, SWIFT, Travelex, Contact, Anelik, VMT (Lider), BLIZKO, Xpress Money.

Money Gram

    Money Gram

Banks: Pravex Bank, Nadra Bank, Ukrprombank, Prominvestbank, Finance & Credit Bank, Ukrexim Bank, UkrGas Bank
Characteristics:
* Worldwide
* In USD and EUR


Phone: +38 (044) 592-00-00 / 451-55-88 / 592-55-88
Email: info@cdmaua.com
Web-site: Money Gram

 

      Western Union

Banks: Pravex Bank, Privat Bank, Raiffeisen Aval, Nadra Bank, Ursibbank, Ukrprombank, Procredit, Prominvestbank, Finance & Credit Bank, Index Bank, Ukrexim Bank, UkrGas Bank
Characteristics:
* Worldwide
* In USD and EUR

* You cannot send more than 10 000 Hrv. or $600 per day.

Phone: +38 (044) 466-0-466 or 8 800 50 50 750
Web-site: Western Union

Western Union

 

     Privat Money

Address: 41, B.Khmelnitskiy Street, Kyiv, 01030, Ukraine
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 500 0030 free of charge in Ukraine);
Tel.: (044) 569 4797 / 569 4787

Characteristics:
* in UAH / USD / EUR (in USD and EUR with opening an account)
* Transfer rates: 1 - 4 %


Web-site: Privat Money

 

      Pravex Telegraf

Address: 2, B.Khmelnitskiy Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine; (044) 234-15-47 /234-24-30;
Branch Locator
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 500 4 500 (free of charge in Ukraine);
Tel.: (044) 201-1661 (24/7)

Characteristics:
* in UAH / USD / EUR (in USD and EUR with opening an account)

* Transfer rates: 1 - 3 %


Web-site:
Pravex Telegraf

Pravex

 

     Aval Express and Bystraya Pochta

Address: ул. Лескова, 9, тел. 490–88–88
Characteristics:
* in UAH - Aval Express
* in USD / EUR - Bystraya Pochta (without opening an account)

* Transfer rates: 6 %


Phone: 8 800 500 1188 - free
Web-site: Bystraya Pochtaand Aval Express

 

      UKRSIB - Ukrsibbank

Address: Branch: 38, Shota Rustaveli Street, Kyiv, 01113, Ukraine
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 50 05 800 (toll free inside Ukraine) / Tel.: (044) 230 4888
Branch Tel.: (044) 593-01-60 / 593-01-61
Email: info@ukrsibbank.com or office@ukrsibbank.com

Characteristics:
* in UAH / USD / EUR

* Transfer rates: 1.5 - 3 %


Web-site:
UKRSIB

Ukrsibbank

 

Ukrpromin

     Ukrpromin' - Ukrprombank

Address: Head Office: 2b, Lesi Ukrayinky Bulvar, Kyiv, 01133, Ukraine
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 500 2350 (toll free inside Ukraine)
Working Hours: 9:30am - 5pm, Sat., Sun. - Off
Branch: 16, Khreschatik Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine / Tel.: (044) 278 0137
Working Hours: 9am - 6pm, lunch 1:30pm - 2pm, Sat.: 10am - 4pm, Sun. - Off
Email: info@ukrprombank.ua

Characteristics:
* in UAH
* Low Transfer rates

* Possible to change the name of the receiver during 45 days (when the transfer is still in the system and not yet claimed)

Web-site: Ukrpromin'

 

     INDEX - Index Bank

Index Bank

Address: Head Office: 42/4, Pushkins'ka Street, Kyiv, 01004, Ukraine; Tel.: 581 0722 / 581 0723
Call Centre:Tel: 8 (800) 500 1 300 (toll free inside Ukraine)
Branch: 23, Baseina Street, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine / Tel.: (044) 235 4322

Characteristics:
* in UAH / USD
* 0.8% - 1.5%

Web-site: Index (in Ukrainian / Russian / English)

 

 

 

 

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