In the framework of the competition «World’s Best Banks in Developed and Emerging Markets» of the financial publication «Global Finance» Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) was awarded the title «Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) for the eighth time in a row. Altogether RBI has received this award for the tenth time in eleven years.
At the same time, RBI subsidiary banks in Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia were selected as «Best Bank» in their respective countries.
«This award reflects yet again the quality of our work, and not only regarding the financial aspect. The latter is not least reflected in the fact that RBI was Austria’s most profitable bank for the fourth time in a row in 2013», says Karl Sevelda, CEO of RBI.
By winning the «Global Finance» award RBI continues its remarkable run. In 2013, RBI received three awards as best regional bank for its strategic position, its performance and the broad range of products and services for private and corporate customers in CEE from the leading financial magazines «Global Finance», «EMEA Finance» and «The Banker».
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 15 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks, additionally the Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in the fields of leasing, asset management and mergers and acquisitions.
RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world’s financial centres and in Asia, the group’s further geographical area of focus.
In total, around 58,000 employees service about 14.6 million customers through more than 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE.
RBI is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 60.7 per cent of the common stock, the remainder is in free float. RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group, and serves as the head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.