Banca Intesa and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed an agreement on a 30 million euro credit line tranche that will be on-lent by Banca Intesa to small businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the form of long-term lending on better-than-market terms. The tranche is part of a 60 million euro credit line which the EIB approved to Banca Intesa for the SME sector.
Banca Intesa has further improved its offer of housing loans indexed in EUR which are now available with even lower interest rates and without loan processing fees, and it is also offering its users home improvement cash loans with extremely favourable terms.
An exhibition of paintings by Gaspar van Wittel from the art collection of Intesa Sanpaolo, the parent group of Banca Intesa, was officially opened at the Historical Museum of Serbia in Belgrade last evening. This exclusive cultural event was organized at the initiative of Intesa Sanpaolo Board of Directors Chairman Gian Maria Gros‐Pietro, who is on a visit to Belgrade.
The exhibition comprises van Wittel’s oils on canvas from the beginning of the 18th century, Veduta di Roma con Piazza Navona and Veduta di Roma con Piazza del Popolo. The two paintings are typical examples of the veduta genre of view painting, whose main founders included van Wittel himself. They are permanently displayed at Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano.
Intesa Sanpaolo and the shareholders of Morval Vonwiller Holding SA (the "Group") have reached an agreement for the sale and purchase of the Group, including Banque Morval SA.
The agreement is in line with Intesa Sanpaolo's strategic plan to strengthen its presence on international markets in the field of private banking. The Group's presence in Geneva will permit Intesa Sanpaolo's Private Banking Division, currently present in Lugano, London and Luxembourg, to further expand its geographic footprint.
A record high number of agricultural producers, more than 600 of them, have applied for the Intesa Farmer annual competition which Banca Intesa is organising for the fifth year in a row in order to support agricultural development by promoting the most distinguished individuals.
Turnout was exceptional, with growth posted in the number of submissions in all categories – Intesa Crop Farmer, Intesa Fruit Grower, Intesa Vegetable Grower, Intesa Livestock Breeder and Intesa Slow Food Producer, which was introduced in cooperation with international association Slow Food that promotes quality, tradition and authenticity of local food production.
Renowned international financial magazine Euromoney granted Banca Intesa the Best Bank in Serbia 2017 award as part of its traditional Awards for Excellence contest.
This prominent award is granted based on a series of quantitative and qualitative parameters of operation, including market shares in total loans and deposits, market capitalization, asset quality, as well as capability to adapt to changes in market conditions and customer expectations. According to the editorial team, Banca Intesa stood out not only in the area of key performance indicators, but also in terms of a pro-active approach to innovation through continuous improvement of digital platforms and the launch of unique products in the Serbian market.
Banca Intesa today started receiving applications for loans for investments in agricultural production as part of this year's subsidized loan programme for agriculture, which is being implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection.
The offer includes short-term and long-term dinar loans for investments in livestock, crop, fruit and vegetable growing, loans with even more favourable interest rates for young people and women holders of farming households, as well as a special long-term dinar loan for agricultural machinery purchase.
Banca Intesa supports the third edition of Italia Soccer Camp dedicated to boys and girls between 7 and 14 years old who will have a unique opportunity to learn about skills and secrets of the game directly from top Italian trainers.
Serbian citizens performed more than 650,000 online transactions in 2016 using Banca Intesa e-commerce services, and merchants recorded more than RSD 3.5 billion of turnover. Growth in the number of transactions by 66% and turnover by 53% compared to 2015 confirmed Banca Intesa’s leading position in Serbian e-commerce market.
Banca Intesa today launched the fifth annual Intesa Farmer competition for the most successful agricultural producers. Since 2013, the awards are presented in the categories of crop farming, livestock breeding, fruit and vegetable growing. As of last year, the bank is also giving the award in the category of Slow Food producers, which it introduced in cooperation with international association Slow Food which promotes quality, tradition and authenticity of local food production.