Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. is one of Croatia's top banks with a long continuous history of banking operations.
It was founded in 1966 and is the legal successor of the NRH Bank, founded in 1962.
In all stages of its history, Privredna banka Zagreb has been responsible for the largest investment programs in the development of tourism, agriculture, industry, shipbuilding, electrification and road building, and has become a synonym for the economic vitality, continuity and identity of Croatia.
Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d. was successfully privatized in December of 1999. By purchasing 66,3 percents of the shares in Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d., former Banca Commerciale Italiana became the majority shareholder. Later it merged into Gruppo Intesa and in November 2002 Croatian State Agency for Insuring Savings Accounts and Financial Readjustment of Banks signed an agreement for the sale of 25 percent plus two shares of Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d. to Gruppo Intesa and the EBRD.
Today, Privredna banka Zagreb is a memeber of Gruppo Intesa, one of the ten greatest European banking groups and a leading financial group in Italy. In January 2007 after the merger of Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI PBZ became a member of the Intesa Sanpaolo group.
Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d. has retained its business strategy aimed to modern forms of banking and new products, confirming its image of a dynamic and modern European bank, which meets the demands of the market and its clients.
Privredna banka Zagreb from its very foundation has been at the peak of Croatian banking. In the past year PBZ received several prestigious international and Croatian awards for quality of business.
With its 18 subsidiaries and more than 230 branch offices, as well as with a broad network of daughter banks, Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d. covers the whole territory of the Republic of Croatia.