In 2015 Center-invest Bank reduced its loan interest rates for agricultural companies. It has since seen its agribusiness loan portfolio reach RUB11bn. Russian companies that are producing alternatives to agricultural imports have received loans to finance the sowing season, other current needs, and investment projects.
An award ceremony was held on 19 November for the winners of a data analysis competition organised by Center-invest Bank. Specialists from universities throughout southern Russia were set the task of analysing the results of the “Me and the World in 2030” survey conducted by the bank earlier this year. The competition entries confirmed the key finding of the survey: young people in southern Russia see their future as “Love for Their Home Region + Global Competitiveness”.
A recent survey of the Internet banking tariffs charged by Russia’s leading credit institutions, published by the Sravni.ru banking comparison site, shows that Center-invest Bank’s retail customers enjoy the lowest fees.
Center-invest Bank recently participated in the Regional Placement Programme run for the president’s reserve cadre by the Higher School of Public Administration of the Russian Presidential Academy for the National Economy and Public Service. Senior members of Center-invest Bank’s management team delivered lectures on “Regional Experience: Transformational Banking”.
Center-invest Bank experts participated in a seminar on “Opportunities for Russian Exports” organised by the Rostov Region Ministry for Economic Development and the Export Insurance Agency of Russia (EXIAR). The event was attended by representatives of export promotion agencies and SMEs, as well as credit institutions that are financing Rostov Region exporters.
The online banking comparison site, Sravni.ru, has published a ranking of credit cards by effective interest rate. Based on the site’s methodology, Center-invest Bank’s effective interest rate is 18.98%, putting us in 15th place.
The online banking comparison site, Sravni.ru, lists Center-invest Bank’s highest interest savings account (11.75% per annum) among the top 20 best deposit accounts in Russia.
Center-invest Bank presented its “Enterprise for All” educational project at the Open Innovation Forum, held in Moscow from 28 October to 1 November 2015.
Center-invest Bank has won a prestigious Relationship Award 2014 from Commerzbank AG for the high quality of its payments and its successful cooperation with the German bank.
On 17 October Center-invest Bank celebrated the second anniversary of the opening of its branch in Kidburg. This is a miniature town where youngsters can find out about different kinds of jobs.