Raiffeisen Bank International
Raiffeisen Bank International is one of the main providers of corporate and investment banking services in Austria and the leading universal bank in Central and Eastern Europe. The Bank was the result of the merger of the separate units Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB) and Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG. The transaction was legally completed in October 2010. Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully consolidated subsidiary of RZB, which owns 78.5% of the common shares of the bank. The remaining shares circulate freely and are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.
Raiffeisen Bank International offers corporate and investment banking services to the Austrian and international companies, has an extensive banking and leasing network in Central and Eastern Europe serving both legal entities and individuals as well as corporate and investment banking services in Asia and in the major financial centers of the world. The Group’s subsidiary banks are found in the following countries of Central and Eastern Europe:
|Albania||Raiffeisen Bank Sh.a.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Raiffeisen Bank d.d. Bosna i Hercegovina|
|Bulgaria||Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) EAD|
|Croatia||Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d.|
|Czech Republic||Raiffeisenbank a.s.|
|Hungary||Raiffeisen Bank Zrt.|
|Kosovo||Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo J.S.C.|
|Poland||Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A.|
|Romania||Raiffeisen Bank S.A.|
|Serbia||Raiffeisen banka a.d.|
|Slovakia||Tatra banka, a.s.|
|Slovenia||Raiffeisen Banka d.d.|
|Ukraine||VAT Raiffeisen Bank Aval|
The parent company of these banks is Raiffeisen Bank International, which in most cases holds 100% or nearly 100% of their shares. The Raiffeisen Bank International Group also includes many leasing companies (including companies in Kazakhstan and Moldova) as well as a number of organizations providing other financial services.
In Western Europe and the USA, Raiffeisen Bank International has a branch in London and representative offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm as well as a finance company in New York (with representative offices in Chicago and Houston) and a subsidiary bank in Malta. In Asia, the second largest region of the Group’s presence, Raiffeisen Bank International is has branches in Beijing (with representative offices in Harbin and Zhuhai), Xiamen and Singapore, a finance company in Hong Kong and representative offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Seoul. This strong presence expresses the Group’s focus on emerging markets.
The invariably high quality of services provided by the RBI Group is regularly reflected in various national and international awards, including awards from such leading finance industry publications as TheBanker, Euromoney and GlobalFinance.
RZB and the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group
Raiffeisen Bank International is a subsidiary of Vienna-based Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG. Founded in 1927, RZB is the core company of the RZB Group and the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the largest banking group in the country.
The Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group’s market share accounts for approximately a quarter of all banking business in Austria; the Group has the largest banking network in the country, which includes more than 550 independent banks and 1,700 branches. As of the end of 2009, the consolidated balance sheet total of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group comprised 260 billion euros. Its three-tier structure consists of Raiffeisenbanks in the field, regional Raiffeisenbanks at the provincial level and RZB as the central institution. Raiffeisenbanks are private cooperative credit institutions operating as universal retail banks. Raiffeisenbanks located in each region are the owners of the respective regional Raiffeisenbank and they collectively possess approximately 88% of RZB’s common shares. The cooperative ideology on which the Raiffeisen organization is based reflects the principles and work of the German public reformer Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818-1888).
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
|Am Stadtpark 9
Fax: +43-1-71 707-1715
|Am Stadtpark 9
Tel: +43-1-26 216-0
Fax: +43-1-26 216-1715