First Ukrainian International Bank brings us closer to the victory by providing financial assistance to the army, accepting fee-free transfers to the accounts of charities and selling “war bonds”

First Ukrainian International Bank brings us closer to the victory by providing financial assistance to the army, accepting fee-free transfers to the accounts of charities and selling “war bonds”

17.05.2022
Stand With Ukraine

Supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Since the early days of the war FUIB has been supporting the army by meeting their procurement demands. So far, the bank has provided assistance under more than 60 procurement orders from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Territorial Defence Forces, State Emergency Service of Ukraine, National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine.

Serhiy Chernenko, FUIB Board Chairman:“Although the priority tasks for any bank are to ensure business continuity and stability of the Ukrainian financial system, retain the team and support the clients, our focus is also on the support of the Ukrainian Army. Business development is possible only in an independent country not torn by war. As of now, FUIB has provided UAH 68 million in supplies to special units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Territorial Defence Forces, State Emergency Service of Ukraine, National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine. The funds were used to purchase bulletproof vests, helmets, gas masks, thermal imagers, tactic army backpacks and gloves, vehicles and fuel as well as medicine and food. The bank handed over 40% of the armoured vehicles to the special units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Police and the Territorial Defence Forces that defend the territories of the country and provide humanitarian assistance. We will continue to support the fight against the Russian aggressor. All will be Ukraine! Free and strong!”

In their letters of gratitude, the soldiers stress that the support they get from Ukrainian business enables the uninterrupted operation of the units, their readiness to fight back, and combat readiness to protect the airspace, civilians and infrastructure. The soldiers and volunteers are grateful that the bank is not waiting for victory, but is working to bring it closer.

Since the outbreak of the war, FUIB and other SCM businesses, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, and Shakhtar football club have donated a total of over UAH 2.1 billion to help Ukraine and Ukrainians. In particular, this amount includes humanitarian assistance to civilians, as well as the support for the Ukrainian Army and Territorial Defence Forces in dozens of localities.

Bank’s warriors

A hundred of bank employees defend the independence of Ukraine after joining the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defence units. They retain their jobs and salaries. IT specialists, financiers, analysts, engineers, managers, marketers, and lawyers in the peaceful life become infantrymen, gunners, border guards, and assaulters. They adamantly defend their homelands: Kyiv, Bakhmut, Mariupol, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Dnipro, Chernihiv, and national borders. They courageously defend the lives of Ukrainians.

Quick money transfers to the Armed Forces of Ukraine

When the war broke out, FUIB has offered a service of quick fee-free transfer of any amount in support of Ukrainian soldiers through the PUMB Online mobile application, the PayHub payment platform, and cash desks of operating outlets. Today FUIB is a financial partner of many charities and foundations that support Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers. Committed Ukrainians have transferred more than UAH 250 million, using the bank services.

War bonds

As a primary dealer, FUIB has launched a service for the sale of war bonds in support of the budget of Ukraine through investment. They are purchased for corporate clients via FUIB Digital Business Internet banking. Individual clients can purchase government bonds at any nearest bank branches, and make further purchases online. With more than 480 bank clients who have applied for the bonds, their investments amounted to UAH 201 million ($1.3 million, or €213,000).

FUIB remains Ukraine’s systemically important bank authorised by the National Bank of Ukraine to provide cash to the entire national banking system in this most difficult time. The whole team supports the financial stability and independence, working productively to bring victory closer.