Center-invest Bank: Leader of the Year
In 2015 Center-invest Bank was recognised as Russia’s best regional bank and one of the country’s top 3 retail banks. Dr Vasily Vysokov, chairman of the Board of Directors of Center-invest Bank, was Person of the Year according to the Expert Yug business magazine. In the Leader of the Year rating, published by the Gorod N. newspaper, Dr Vysokov took 3rd place for Business Reputation and 4th place for Successful Entrepreneur. Center-invest Bank was also one of the top 5 most successful companies in the Rostov region1.
At the RETAIL FINANCE AWARDS 2015 Center-invest Bank and Terrasoft received a special prize for their innovative IT solution for retail lending.
Center-invest Bank was among the winners of the annual “Public Recognition” competition held by the Krasnodar Krai Public Chamber. Awards were presented to the twelve companies that had run the best social projects in Krasnodar Krai in 2015.
To mark the “Day of the Bank Worker” professional holiday, the Sravni.ru banking comparison site produced a ranking of the best Russian banks based on data for the 12 months starting from Q4 20141. The indicators for this period demonstrate “the capacity of financial institutions to operate in a challenging financial and economic environment and their ability to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing situation”.
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.