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03.04.2007

Sustaining Market Share through Lending to SMEs and Energy Efficiency Projects

Established in 1992 in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Bank "Center-invest" ranks among the largest 150 Russian banks and is the largest privately owned bank in the Rostov Region. It has 9 branches and 33 sub-branches, mainly in the Rostov region, which service both large corporations and SMEs. Since 2004, the bank has been expanding to neighboring regions and has established representative offices in Moscow and in London. Since 2002, it has received investments and trade finance from IFC, EBRD, DEG, KFW, and USAID, along with technical assistance in the areas of credit underwriting, risk management, international accounting standards, business organization, and social and environmental management.