The volume of taxes and fees paid through Internet Banking by the customers of Banca Comercială Română (BCR) increased by over 250% in 2014, to over RON 4.5 mln, up from RON 1.285 mln recorded in 2013.  

BCR offers to its individual customers the possibility to pay contributions, taxes, fees or other liabilities to the state budget or budgets of local administrations through the Internet Banking service - Click 24 Banking.

In the first 2 months of this year, the volume of taxes and fees paid through Internet banking was almost RON 530,000, increasing compared to the same period of last year, when approximately RON 425,000 were recorded.

"Our customers can their pay contributions, taxes, fees or other liabilities to the state budget or budgets of local administrations through the Internet Banking service - Click 24 Banking. It is confirmed by the increasing number of transactions recorded in January and February this year", Marian Ignat, Executive Director, Retail Channels Management Division, BCR.

Through Internet Banking - Click 24 Banking, BCR provides its customers with a convenient and effective alternative, at zero costs, through which customers all over the country can pay taxes and fees such as: income from self-employment tax, tax on income from the exploitation of intellectual property rights , consular fees, fees for permits and licenses, fines and other penalties, social security for income from the provision of services, building tax from individuals, the tax on land from individuals, the tax on vehicles owned by individuals, tax on income from concessions and rental etc.

Click 24 Banking BCR users can use the templates predefined by BCR, which allow the payment of taxes and fees without requiring the pre-registration on the websites of central or local public administrations.

Most customers who have paid their taxes through Internet Banking are from Bucharest (46%), followed by those from the counties of Constanţa (5%), Braşov (4%), Prahova, Galaţi, Cluj and Ilfov, with 3% each, and Timiş, Sibiu and Iaşi with 2% each.

All holders of BCR current accounts in RON have included for free in their package access to Internet Banking and have the possibility to pay taxes and fees.

BCR is the first bank in Romania to offer its customers, through the internet banking application, the possibility to pay any tax or fee to the local and state budgets.

Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR), an Erste Group member, is the most important financial group in Romania, including universal banking operations (retail, corporate & investment banking, treasury and capital markets), as well as companies specialized in leasing, asset management, private pensions, housing banks and banking service by mobile phone market. BCR is the No. 1 bank in Romania according to its asset value (over EUR 14.4 bil), the No. 1 bank according to its number of clients, and the No. 1 bank in the saving and crediting segments. BCR is the most valuable financial brand in Romania, according to its clients’ degree of confidence and to the number of persons having BCR as their main banking institution.

BCR offers a complete range of financial products and services, through a network of 22 business centers and 23 mobile offices dedicated to companies and  538 retail units located in most towns with over 10,000 inhabitants, all over the country. BCR is the No. 1 bank in Romania on the banking transactions market, BCR clients having at their disposal the largest national ATM network - over 2,000 de cash machines and POSs – 13,500 terminals for payment by card at retailers, as well as complete Internet banking, Mobile Banking, Phone-banking and E-commerce services.

Erste Group is one of the main providers of financial services in the Eastern European Union. Around 45,000 employees serve 16,2 million clients in 2,800 branches in 7 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia). At the end of 2014, Erste Group’s total assets had a value of EUR 196.3 billion and registered a cost/income ratio of 55.1%. Tier 1 common capital ratio (Basel 3 partially implemented) improved to 10.6%.

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