07.09.2017 - RBI is “Best bank in CEE & CIS“

  • Also “Most innovative bank in CEE & CIS” as well as “Best product launch in CEE & CIS”
  • Altogether 23 awards for the RBI Group in EMEA Finance’s “Europe Banking Awards” – “Best bank”, “Best foreign bank”, ”Best investment bank” and “Best private bank” in 15 countries

No less than 23 accolades were presented to the RBI Group in EMEA Finance’s “Europe Banking Awards”. The renowned finance magazine named RBI “Best bank in CEE & CIS” and its Slovak subsidiary Tatra banka “Most innovative bank in CEE & CIS”. It also decorated Tatra banka for its mobile banking app with the award for the “Best product launch in CEE & CIS”.

Furthermore, EMEA Finance selected RBI and its subsidiary banks as “Best bank” in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine, as “Best foreign bank” in Albania, Belarus, Romania and Russia, as “Best investment bank” in Austria, Romania, Russia (“Best foreign investment bank”) and Serbia, as “Best private bank” in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Poland as well as as “Best asset manager” in Bulgaria and Slovakia.

“RBI is EMEA Finance’s Best Bank in the CEE and CIS region. The bank continues its run in the ‘black’ generating a consolidated profit of EUR 587 million in the first half of 2017 and completing its merger with parent RZB. The bank’s swift and effective actions to restore profitability, restructure in the Ukraine, and decisive moves to focus on certain core markets while exiting others, places the bank at least one year ahead of schedule on its revamped strategic plan. RBI is intent to continue with the good progress made lowering its NPLs as well, and its outlook is pretty good,” said Christopher Moore, publisher and CEO, EMEA Finance magazine.

“The excellent result in EMEA Finance’s Europe Banking Awards confirms that RBI is right on track. Not only does the Group perform well, it also proves to set the agenda in the fields of innovation and digital banking”, comments RBI’s CEO Johann Strobl.


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Photo: EMEA Finance publisher Christopher Moore hands over the award for the “Best bank in CEE & CIS” to RBI’s CEO Johann Strobl

Ingrid Krenn-Ditz

Head of Group Communications | Corporate Spokeswoman
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
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