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  • Alfa-Bank largest bookrunner in Russia and CIS states in 2015

    Bloomberg ranks Alfa-Bank the TOP1 bookrunner among Russian banks and TOP6 among world players on the CIS syndicated loan market. In 2015, Alfa-Bank closed five transactions for syndicated lending to borrowers in the region with the total amount exceeding $ 500 m. The Alfa-Bank’s market share grew 5% in 2015, i.e. three fold compared to 2014. Alfa-Bank climbed in Bloomberg’s ranking by six positions ahead of JP Morgan, … Continued

  • The Alfa Banking Group Successfully Closes USD500mln 3-year Eurobond

    On 18 November 2015 the Alfa Banking Group successfully closed a USD500mln 3-year Eurobond. The coupon rate was fixed at 5% per annum after repeated revision of price ranges due to strong interest from a wide range of international investors that exceeded 2.8 billion US dollars. The Notes are issued by Alfa Bond Issuance plc. The issue was realized within its own LPN Program … Continued

  • Alfa-Bank announces RAS financial results for the three quarters in 2015

    In the reporting period Alfa-Bank was ranked among the three leading Russian banks by net profit, which was reported at 27.7 bn RUR. Operating income before provisions for the nine months in 2015 was 122.7 bn RUR, making it 8.3% more than in the similar period of the last year. The Bank’s net commission income, as one of the key drivers in the net profit growth increased … Continued

  • Alfa-Bank announces IFRS results for the 1H 2015

    The Alfa Banking Group, which includes Alfa-Bank and its subsidiaries, reported IFRS financial results for the first half 2015. In terms of macroeconomic instability and market volatility the Alfa Banking Group reported operating profit before provisioning in the amount of USD 1 056 million in 1H 2015. In RUB terms operating profit before provisioning increased by 13.0% during the reporting period. Net interest income … Continued

  • ABH HOLDINGS S.A. ACQUIRED AUSTRIAN ZUNO BANK

    ABH Holdings S.A. announces the successful signing of the agreement about the purchase of online bank ZUNO operating in the markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. ZUNO remains a stand-alone fully-regulated bank with headquarters in Vienna. ABH Holdings S.A. is a privately owned Luxembourg-based investment holding company investing into several banking groups in the … Continued

  • Alfa-Bank Won in the Four Categories of the VISA Global Service Quality Awards

    Alfa-Bank won in the four categories of the annual VISA Global Service Quality Awards. For the year 2014 Alfa-Bank was named the best in the world in the category Authorization Approval Rate and the best in Russia in the categories Risk Efficiency International/Domestic, and Chargeback-to-Sale In the category Authorization Approval Rate Alfa-Bank receives award for … Continued

  • Alfa-Bank is in Systemically Important Banks CBR List

    Alfa-Bank is in systemically important banks list, the Central Bank published on July 15, 2015. The list includes also such banks as Sberbank, VTB, Russian Agricultural Bank, Gazprombank, UniCredit Bank, Raiffeisenbank, Rosbank, Otkritie FC and Promsvyazbank. These banks account for over 60% of the Russian banking sector assets. The criteria to determine systemically important banks are size of a credit institution in terms of total assets, the share … Continued

  • The Alfa Banking Group has successfully closed a USD 105.5 mln Euro-Commercial Paper issue

    On July 10, 2015 Alfa Banking Group successfully placed another tranch of Euro-Commercial Papers (ECP) in the amount of USD105.5 mln for 364 days with money market yield of 3.75% per annum. This transaction was a part of USD 1.4 bn Reg S Euro-Commercial Paper Programme. Alexei Tchoukhlov, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, has commented: «There were no new debt issues from … Continued

  • Alfa-Bank announces financial results for 2014

    The Alfa Banking Group, which includes Alfa-Bank and its subsidiaries, reported IFRS financial results for full year 2014. In a challenging operating environment the Alfa Banking Group reported operating profit before provisioning for FY 2014 in the amount of USD 2 591 mln representing a decrease of 16.4% as compared to FY 2013. Operating profit for the same period expressed in RUB slightly grew by 0.8%. The key … Continued

  • Frank RG: Alfa-Bank is the best bank for affluent customers

    According to Frank Research Group Alfa-Bank is the best bank for affluent customers. Frank RG assessed 16 banks offering Private Banking and Wealth Management services in Russia. The list included subdivisions, specializing in affluent customers of retail banks, investment companies and representative offices of Western banks and was based on the recommendations of market experts. The main task of Frank RG was to assess the banks through … Continued