Center-invest Bank won two categories in the recent Kuban Financial Market Leader Competition: «effective credit policy» and «contribution to improving financial literacy in the Kuban region». The awards were presented by the governor of Krasnodar Krai, Veniamin Kondratev, during the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi.
Last month The Banker magazine published its annual ranking of the Top 100 Russian banks. Center-invest Bank has moved up the ranking, thanks to its work with the real economy (lending to the real economy accounts for 86.27% of the bank’s assets).
On 3 February 2017 Moody′s Investors Service affirmed Center-invest Bank’s B1 long-term rating for deposits and senior debt, outlook stable. This was following its annual visit to the bank.
Center-invest Bank is to be an official partner for Russia’s Financial Literacy Week 2017 for Children and Young People, which is an initiative of the Russian Finance Ministry.
Mortgage Volumes More Than Doubled
In January to November 2016, Center-invest Bank made 5,000 mortgage loans totalling RUB8.2bn. This was more than double its volumes for the same period of last year. The number of mortgage loans increased by 50%. The weighted average interest rate was reduced by 1.5 percentage points to 12.53%. The growth in mortgage lending has been achieved thanks to a government-subsidised mortgage programme and the bank’s own retail loan programmes.
The Krasnodar Krai Public Chamber has bestowed a «Public Recognition» award on the Financial Literacy Centre in Krasnodar. The Centre is a joint social and educational project of Center-invest Bank and Kuban State Technological University.
Winners of Journalism Competition Announced
The eight winners of the second annual Smirnov Journalism Competition were announced on 5 December 2016. The total prize fund was RUB500,000. The competition was organised by the Rostov Region Public Chamber, the Rostov Region Union of Journalists, and Center-invest Bank.
Center-invest Bank participated in the Summit on the Localisation of SAP Solutions, held in Moscow. The Summit marked the 15th anniversary of the launch of the first Russian version of SAP. The event brought together managers and specialists from finance, logistics and personnel departments, as well as IT specialists, to discuss best international practice in SAP localisation.
From 1 November to 31 December 2016, Center-invest Bank is offering its customers a record-low rate of 13.75% per annum for loans with a five-year term. The loans can be for any purpose and amount.
International Partenrship for Youth Business
Center-invest bank’s specialists visited the head office of Youth Business International in London, UK. During the business meeting Center-invest Bank shared its experience in realization of the Youth Business Russia programme in Rostov-on-Don.