- Global Finance and EMEA Finance award numerous prizes to RBI and its group companies
- CEE-award goes to RBI for the 14h and sixth time in a row, respectively
- The RBI network banks, including Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo honored with EMEA-awards
Vienna, 27 April 2021 - Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) again received numerous awards from both Global Finance and EMEA Finance in their annual banking surveys. In Global Finance's "The World's Best Banks 2021" awards, RBI emerged as "Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe", same as 2017, 2018 and 2020. This is the 14th time since 2004 that the financial magazine awarded RBI this important title. In addition, RBI’s subsidiaries in Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Romania were chosen as "Best Bank" in their respective countries.
“We appreciate these awards very much. While customer feedback is of course the primary yardstick when it comes to assessing our performance, a comparison with our peers is indispensable to complete the picture and a valuable confirmation of the quality of our work,” said RBI CEO Johann Strobl.
Within the scope of EMEA Finance’s "Europe Banking Awards 2020", RBI was honored as "Best Bank in CEE & CIS" for the sixth consecutive time. In addition, the magazine selected RBI as "Best Bank" and “Best Investment Bank” in Austria, both same as last year. RBI also took home the Green Finance award and Raiffeisen Capital Management was recognized as “Best Asset Manager" in Austria.
All RBI subsidiary banks received the local “Best bank” award, including Raiffeisen Bank in Kosovo. The banks in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia were additionally awarded as "Best Private Bank". Raiffeisenbank in Russia is awarded as "Best Foreign Bank".
Commenting the received EMEA Finance award, Robert Wright, the CEO of Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo said: “We are very pleased to win the award for the fourth consecutive year in Kosovo. The 2020 award is particularly special given the challenges created by the pandemic and I would like to thank all my colleagues for their great dedication and support and thank all our customers for their loyalty and commitment to the bank“.
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RBI regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 13 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the RBI Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in leasing, asset management or M&A.
Around 45,000 employees service 17.2 million customers through approx. 1,900 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian regional Raiffeisen banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, RBI is the central institute of the regional Raiffeisen banks and other affiliated credit institutions.
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