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Center-Invest Bank: the leader for SME lending

In Q1-Q3 2009, Center-Invest Bank made 2944 loans to SMEs totalling 9.7 billion rubles. As such, in terms of the number of loans issued, it outperformed the other banks participating in the Rostov region SME Development Programme.

Center-Invest Bank accounts for 40.6% of the total number of loans made, and 27.2% of their combined value.

Center-Invest Bank has been running programmes to support SMEs in southern Russia for eleven years. 38,000 SMEs and self-employed individuals bank with us.

We are one of the top ten best partners for SMEs. According to RosBusinessConsulting (, among all Russian banks, based on performance in the first half of 2009, Center-Invest ranked 7th in terms of the number of loans to entrepreneurs, and 15th in terms of the total volume of SME lending.

The Ekspert Ratings Agency ranks Center-Invest Bank 4th in Russia for lending to this sector of the economy.