OTP Bank, Ukraine to Launch the Charity Project “OTP Bank Helps Ukraine”
OTP Bank, Ukraine has launched the charity project “OTP Bank Helps Ukraine”, which aim is to collect donations for our country urgent needs during martial law.
The Bank has developed the project in cooperation with its long-time partner – Blagomay, a Ukrainian charitable foundation with a more than 10-year history, and a payments provider iPay.ua. Within the initiative, volunteers from OTP Bank will choose projects that require financial support of the following areas: medical needs, support for orphanages, and assistance to internal refugees. For this purpose, there will be a separate form on the OTP Bank Helps Ukraine, which will allow one to send relevant requests online.
The Bank will publish the projects on the website, where one can transfer money in any currency with a few clicks.
OTP Bank, Ukraine will popularize the charity site OTP Bank Helps Ukraine among OTP Group banks in other European countries. Therefore, one expects their employees to become pivotal providers of charitable assistance, although anyone who wants can participate in donating.
“OTP Bank in Ukraine makes an important contribution to our joint victory: we transferred funds for the Armed Force’s needs, handed over cars to the frontline, and bought medical equipment for a Kramatorsk hospital. Currently, the total amount spent on aid is approximately UAH 75 Mio. However, as a part of an international group, we want to do more and help our country with our colleagues from other banks in the Group to stop military aggression as soon as possible and return to peaceful life”, – stressed Volodymyr Mudryi, CEO of OTP Bank.
As the project manager, director of the retail sales department and branch network management of OTP Bank Lesya Syrota noted, “We live in a challenging time, and all Ukrainians have united around a common goal. All of us do our best to contribute to Ukraine`s restoration. OTP Bank undertook the mission of collecting charitable donations among our colleagues from European countries. Although after February 24, most of OTP Group`s banks organized their activities to help Ukrainians, now this work will be more systematic. As a socially responsible company, we will use our best efforts to help our country to win and recover.”
OTP Group operates in 11 countries, where over 37,500 employees serve its companies and provide services to about 16 million customers. OTP Bank has been working in the Ukrainian market since 1998. It has a solid reputation as a socially responsible, reliable and stable structure that offers consumers services of European quality and provides all types of banking services.
The charitable foundation “Blagomay” was founded in 2011. Since 2016, a member of the Ukrainian Forum of Philanthropists. The main direction of its activity is the support of children in orphanages and the social adaptation of such children to real life.
iPay.ua is a leading Ukrainian online payment and transfer service operating in the fintech market for more than 13 years. Currently, the company provides services for receiving online payments for more than 500 companies and utilities and is a partner of the largest banks in Ukraine. The service received the highest rating for reliability and quality of payments. The international certificate of compliance with PCI DSS global security standards, developed by Visa and Mastercard companies, has confirmed this.