Last week experts from Center-invest Bank attended two major international events, where they spoke about the bank’s experience of addressing global economic challenges at the local level.
In the period January to August 2015 Center-invest Bank issued 1,577 mortgages to residents of southern Russia for a total of RUB2.62bn. Mortgage lending accounts for a growing proportion of the bank’s retail loan portfolio — currently 37%.
Center-invest Bank recently participated in a study tour organised by International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank Group) for managers from the Fransabank Group (Lebanon). Their objective was to learn about experience of financing small business and energy efficiency projects in various sectors of the economy.
Center-invest Bank takes the information security of its online banking customers very seriously. Our online business banking system, Bank Client, now supports the SafeTouch and eToken GOST devices. The bank worked together with the companies BSTs Msk, Safe Tech and Aladdin R.D on this project.
The XIII International Banking Forum “Russian Banks: 21st Century” took place in Sochi in the first week of September. Center-invest Bank was an official sponsor of the event and an invited speaker at Forum round tables and discussion panels.
To mark Financiers’ Day the Compare.ru portal compiled Russia’s first rating of the best bank and insurance company managers in the country. Center-invest Bank is in the top ten for the Retail Business category.
Indian Summer for SMEs
Center-invest Bank has launched a special seasonal offer for SMEs: financially stable companies with a good credit history can apply for a working capital loan of up to RUB5m, with a term of up to three months. This loan product is available until 15 October 2015.
On 8 August the business incubator South IT Park held a demonstration day for potential investors. A total of nine start-up projects were presented to investors, venture funds, and Rostov region government officials. Center-invest Bank was the first to sign an agreement to invest in one of the projects: the “Homie” business messenger project.
Social Entrepreneurship Business Dialogue
Center-invest Bank recently hosted the Rostov region’s first Business Dialogue on Supporting and Promoting Social Entrepreneurship.
Center-invest Bank Lends RUB47bn in 1H 2015
In the first half of 2015 Center-invest Bank lent a total of RUB47bn to retail and business customers in southern Russia.