Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb (RBA), was the first bank in Croatia, which has been founded by a foreign financial institution. Fourteen years ago, the Austrian Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB) decided to invest in Croatia by founding RBA. Up to this date, its Croatian subsidiary's branches and outlets are present in 34 towns - Bjelovar, Cakovec, Dubrovnik, Ivanic Grad, Jastrebarsko, Karlovac, Koprivnica, Kutina, Ludbreg, Makarska, Metkovic, Osijek, Porec, Prelog, Pula, Rijeka, Rovinj, Samobor, Sisak, Slavonski Brod, Split, Sveta Nedelja, Sibenik, Umag, Varazdin, Velika Gorica, Vinkovci, Virovitica, Vrbovec, Vukovar, Zabok, Zadar, Zagreb and Zapresic.
During 2008 RBA expanded its business network by opening outlets in Zabok, Ivanic Grad, Ludbreg, Makarska and Vrbovec, where it had previously not been present. New outlets have been launched in Slavonski Brod and Zagreb.
Numerous local and international awards clearly honour RBA's customer orientation and high service quality and represent an additional incentive to RBA to create new dimensions of banking business by continually developing its services. Among the many awards the one by The Banker magazine, the best Croatian bank in 2008 award, is particulary noteworthy. RBHR won the prestigious award by The Banker in 2006 as well. Besides, some other awards also stand out: Euromoney magazine's award for the best foreign bank in Croatia for the period from 1997 to 2000 and three consecutive "Zlatna kuna" awards for the most successful bank in Croatia in 2000, 2001 and 2002, awarded by the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
Raiffeisen mission consists in providing a complete, top quality financial service, while also developing long-term partner relations with our customers and the independence as well as initiative in our own employees.
RZB is a member of the Unico Banking Group, an association of European co-operative banks. With total equity of more than EUR 170 billion and an aggregate balance sheet total of more than EUR 3,334 billion (at year-end 2006), Unico is by far the largest banking group in Europe. 531,000 employees in 38,000 banking outlets attend to more than 100 million customers. Average market shares of approximately 17 per cent in loans and 21 per cent in deposits underline the Group's importance.