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.
The European Investment Fund and Banca Intesa have extended the guarantee agreement under the EU COSME program for the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The top-up agreement will enable Banca Intesa to support a further 2,200 SMEs and entrepreneurs with EUR 100 million more in loans with substantially reduced collateral requirements following the successful disbursement of EUR 60 million in lending under a guarantee agreement signed in December 2016.
Banca Intesa offices will be closed anent the upcoming holiday – International Workers’ Day. Namely, bank branches will be closed on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2, and the first business day after the holiday is Wednesday, May 3. During holiday, clients will be able to use branch offices with Zone 24 label for funds withdrawals, as well as e-banking terminals where they will be able to perform any kind of payment from their current account with no fee charged, review balance of account or print bank and credit card statement.
Banca Intesa, in cooperation with PBZ bank in Croatia and VUB bank in Slovakia, all members of Intesa Sanpaolo group, has signed a EUR 64 million binding term sheet with GTC for financing the construction of Ada Mall in Belgrade, GTC’s first retail investment in Serbia.
Ada Mall will offer 34,400 sq. m of state-of-the-art retail space designed and built according to the highest international standards.
Banca Intesa will not work during the upcoming Easter holidays. The bank’s branches will not be open from Friday April 14 to Monday April 17, 2017, and the first working day after the holidays will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017. In the branches marked with “Zone 24”, clients can during the holidays use ATMs to withdraw money as well as use E-banking terminals which allow them to perform any payments from their bank account with no fees, to check their balance or print out statements for accounts and credit cards.
Banca Intesa and Intesa Leasing prepared a special car finance offer anent the 53rd International Car Show in Belgrade involving a 4% annual interest rate for car loans, even more favourable dinar-pegged lease offer, as well as suitable presents for clients in cooperation with the companies Visa and LUKOIL.
Within the bank’s special offer, customers are offered a euro pegged loan for the purchase of brand new vehicles from legal entities with a 4% fixed interest rate per annum and an 18-16 month repayment period. Banca Intesa grants loans in the amount of EUR 3,000-30,000, which can be increased by the amount of the premium of a fully comprehensive insurance policy issued by an insurance company, with a down payment of minimum 30% of the gross value of the loan.