End October the IX Real Estate Fair arranged by Novosibirsk RealtorAssociation was held in the premises of the Opera house in Novosibirsk.The main subject of the fair was a mortgage lending .
The participants of the fair included not only the large real estateagencies of Novosibirsk (Afina Pallada, Delts, Novo-Nikolaevsk,Sibakademstroy Nedvizhimost, Regional Real Estate Center, Central RealEstate Agency and others), but a number of banks as well (Rosbank,Uralsib, Binbank, Impexbank, Sibakadembank, Sberbank and others),including the Sibirskiy branch of ZAO«Raiffeisenbank Austria».
The main objectives for the Fair participation in relation to the bankspecialists were delivery of information on terms and conditions ofRaiffeisenbank mortgage programs to the citizens, extension of businesscontacts with the real estate agencies of the city and assessment of theBank’s mortgage program competitiveness.
Within the framework of the Fair a number of subject workshops for themortgage market participants, as well as the citizens-visitors of theFair, were held. Raiffeisenbank held a workshop«Terms and conditions of mortgage lending in Raiffeisenbank» which invoked a ready response on part of customers and a keen interest on part of real estate agencies of the city.
Upon the Fair outcome the Sibirskiy branch of Raiffeisenbank waspresented with the First Winner Diploma in the competition"Professionalrecognition-2006" in nomination"Best performance on the Fair", and theSecond Winner Diploma in the competition" Professionalrecognition-2006" in nomination"Best pavillion design".
The«Sibirskiy» branch started its operation in Novosibirsk in March 2006 and became the fifth regional branch of ZAO «Raiffeisenbank Austria». Like all other Raiffeisenbank offices and branches the «Sibirskiy» branch offers a full range of services both to corporate andprivate customers; moreover, the Bank has a necessary experience in the field of bank products roll-out and customization to meet the needs of the Russian companies and private individuals on the regional level. In Novosibirsk the customers can use services of all Raiffeisen Group companies in Russia – LLC «Raiffeisen - Leasing», Non-state Pension Fund «Raiffeisen», LLC «Management Company «Raiffeisen Capital».
ZAO"Raiffeisenbank Austria" ranks the 8th position among the largestRussian banks in terms of assets volume based on Q2 2006 results (CEAInterfax). As of today the Bank has 19 offices in Moscow, 5 offices inSaint-Petersburg and regional branches in Ekaterinburg, Samara,Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk andPerm. Raiffeisenbank ranks the 6th position among the major retail banksof Russia in terms of consumer lending and the 7th position in terms ofprivate deposits according to Q2 2006 results. In terms of corporateloan portfolio Raiffeisenbank is on the 9th position under the resultsof Q2 2006 (CEA Interfax).
ZAO"Raiffeisenbank Austria" is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen InternationalBank-Holding AG (Raiffeisen International) that operates subsidiarybanks and leasing companies in 16 markets in Central and Eastern Europe.11 million customers are attended through more than 2,700 businessoutlets. Raiffeisen International is a fully consolidated subsidiary ofRaiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG (RZB), which owns 70 per cent ofthe common stock, the remaining 30 per cent is free float and the sharesare traded on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is a leading corporate andinvestment bank in Austria and the central institution of the AustrianRaiffeisen Banking Group, the country''s largest banking group.