Traffic fines may now be paid through Citibank's Easy Pay cash payment system

Romania, 6 April 2005 – Citibank Romania, part of Citigroup, today announced that Bucharest citizens can now pay their traffic fines using Easy Payments, Citibank's automated cash payment system, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As of March 2005, citizens living in District 1 will have two automated cash payment systems available for paying their traffic fines, situated in Piata Victoriei and Piata Lahovari.

This new payment service, offered by Citibank Romania S.A. in partnership with Local Taxes Administration, is also available for citizens from other districts if they wish to make payments within 48 hours of the fine’s issue time.

Cristela Moldoveanu, Vice President, Citigroup Global Transaction Services, said: " Through the co-operation between Citibank Romania and Local Taxes Administration, we are able to offer all Bucharest’s citizens an alternative solution for paying their traffic fines in cash. Besides traditional tellers, Citibank Romania brings an accessible, convenient and easy to use payment alternative through the Easy Payments automated machines. We will also continue to pursue further similar partnerships with other Local Taxes Administrations from Bucharest.

Citibank Easy Payments is an exclusive solution for the Romanian market. It allows the payment of various bills such as telephone and electricity, university taxes, insurance policies or traffic fines. During the second half of 2005, Citibank Romania is planning to extend its network with an additional nine automated machines, all in easily reached locations throughout Bucharest.”

Additionally, using Citibank Easy Payments, customers can also pay Mobifon, Zapp, Romtelecom, Electrica (Bucuresti, Ploiesti, Ilfov), Apa Nova and Avon Cosmetics, AIG Life plocies and SNSPA taxes, as well as Citifinacial loans, all without requiring a debit card or bank account These automated machines are available at Citibank branches in Bucharest, Brasov, Constanta, Cluj Napoca and Ploiesti.


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