Raiffeisenbank a.s. is an important banking institution that provides wide range of banking services to private and corporate clientele in the Czech Republic to individuals as well as corporate clients since 1993. Raiffeisenbank is a member of Austrian Raiffeisen Group that also offers products and services in the Czech Republic in the area of building savings (Raiffeisen stavební spořitelna), insurance (UNIQA pojišťovna) and leasing (Raiffeisen-Leasing, Raiffeisen-Leasing Real Estate). Raiffeisenbank has merged with eBanka, a.s., which has been operating on the Czech market since 1998.
Raiffeisenbank serves clients at more than 100 branches and business client centres throughout Czech Republic. The total assets exceed CZK 140 billion, with more than 2,500 employees.
In 2007, Raiffeisenbank was awarded the Most Dynamic Bank in the Czech Republic for the second year in a row in the prestigious Bank of the Year competition. The bank received third place in the main category. eBanka placed regularly in the category of Best Bank Account, taking third place last year.
The majority shareholder of Raiffeisenbank with 51 per cent of the shares is Austrian financial institution, Raiffeisen International Bank Holding AG, which parent company Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB). Additional shareholders include Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich – Wien AGT with 24 per cent and RB Prag-Beteiligungs GmbH with 25 per cent.
The Austrian banking group Raiffeisen has been providing financial services for more than 140 years and is one of the strongest financial institutions for commercial and investment banking in Central and Eastern Europe. Raiffeisen International operates on 17 markets serves more than 14 million clients at 3,000 business sites.
From the very beginning, Raiffeisenbank has offered its services with emphasis on the particular needs of clients in the various regions. Besides its business activities, Raiffeisenbank is also involved in a number of community service activities related to culture, education and charity, reflecting Raiffeisen’s 140-year tradition.
Various local and international awards confirm the quality of offered services. In 2008, Raiffeisenbank was awarded the Bank of the Year in the prestigious MasterCard Bank of the Year contest. The eKonto account was awarded as Best Account of the Year. After two consecutive wins in Most Dynamic Bank, in 2008 the bank received 2nd place. In 2008 Zlatá koruna competition, the merged bank has won the first place in the category of direct banking as well as various other awards.
In July 2008, Raiffeisen International received Euromoney’s Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe award for the fourth consecutive time. In addition, the network’s banks received awards for the best banks in five countries of the region. The company also received the Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe awards from Global Finance and The Banker magazines.