About RBI Group
More than 50,000 employees service approximately 17 million customers across 2,500 branches
RBI provides a full range of commercial and investment banking services to Austrian and international companies.
Broad banking and leasing networks in Central and Eastern Europe for both legal entities and individuals.
RBI corporate and investment banking services in Asia and other financial centres worldwide.
The group's subsidiary banks are present in the following Central and Eastern European markets:
|Raiffeisen Bank Sh.a.|| |
|Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A.|
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|Raiffeisen Bank S.A.|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Raiffeisen Bank d.d. Bosna i Hercegovina|| |
|Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) EAD|| |
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|Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d.|| |
|Tatra banka, a.s.|
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|VAT Raiffeisen Bank Aval|
|Raiffeisen Bank Zrt.|| |
|Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo J.S.C.|
Brand History of Raiffeisen
The history of Raiffeisen Group banks dates back to the mid 19th century when the first co-operatives and loan societies appeared to support farmers in the time of famine or economic breakdown.
Raiffeisen Group was founded by Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818-1888). As a mayor of a number of villages in the German Westerwald province in the mid 19th century, he used all his efforts to help peasants in their fight for survival and started with a set-up of charitable co-operatives.
Soon, however, F.W.Raiffeisen realised that Christian principles of charity were not effective enough while organised self-help would assist in achieving the goal. In 1862, he founded the first banking co-operative in Anhausen (Germany) that became a prototype for Raiffeisen banks.
The first Raiffeisenbank opened in Austria in 1886, and ten years later the total number of banks in Austria exceeded six hundred.
Today, the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group is the country's most powerful banking group with the largest retail banking network and approximately a quarter of all domestic banking business.
Raiffeisenbank's logo consists of two crossed horse heads. They symbolise a gable cross, which, following an old custom, used to be attached to the roof gable of houses, and was supposed to protect its inhabitants against all outside dangers.
In a number of remote villages in Europe this tradition is still alive.
The devotion and strength of a horse, and the safety that a house gives - that was the Raiffeisenbank's choice to symbolise the safety of your money under the common roof of the Raiffeisen Group in the unstable world of economic disturbances.
Vision and Mission
RBI Group is the leading banking group in Central and Eastern Europe.
We seek long-term customer relationships.
We provide a full range of highest quality financial services in Central and Eastern Europe.
We achieve sustainable and above-average return on equity.
We empower our employees to be entrepreneurial and to show initiative, and we foster their development.