Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI)
Raiffeisen Bank International – one of the largest Austrian banking groups, co-operative bank. Headquartered in Vienna.
Banking Group in Austria was founded in 1927 under the name Genossenschaftliche Zentralbank. In 1938, immediately after the occupation of Austria by Germany, the banking group was nationalized; in 1955 it was returned to the former owners.
The first subsidiary of Raiffeisen in Eastern Europe was opened in 1987. Since 2000, the group has expanded its presence in Central and Eastern Europe, and in 2003 the subsidiaries were merged into Raiffeisen International Group in these countries. In 2010, Raiffeisen International was merged with the main bank group, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, the new bank was named Raiffeisen Bank International, in turn, it is part of Raiffeisen Bank Group. Of the € 295 billion the group € 122 billion of assets in 2014 accounted for Raiffeisen Bank International
Raiffeisen Bank Group calls itself the largest banking group in Austria in terms of assets, and The Banker magazine included it in the second hundred of the largest banks in the world. Raiffeisen owns subsidiaries in 16 countries of Eastern Europe: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Kosovo, Poland, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Croatia, Czech Republic.