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EMEA Finance: Raiffeisen Bank Albania awarded as “ The Best Foreign Bank” in Albania

RBI is "Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe" and "Best Bank in Austria”

  • Global Finance and EMEA Finance award numerous prizes to RBI and its group companies
  • CEE awards go to RBI for the 14th time and sixth time in a row, respectively
  • All RBI subsidiary banks honored with EMEA Finance awards

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) again received numerous awards from both Global Finance and EMEA Finance in their annual banking surveys. In Global Finance's "The World's Best Banks 2021" awards, RBI emerged as "Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe", same as 2017, 2018 and 2020. This is the 14th time since 2004 that the financial magazine awarded RBI this important title. In addition, RBI’s subsidiaries in Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Romania were chosen as "Best Bank" in their respective countries.

“We appreciate these awards very much. While customer feedback is of course the primary yardstick when it comes to assessing our performance, a comparison with our peers is indispensable to complete the picture and a valuable confirmation of the quality of our work,” said RBI CEO Johann Strobl.

Within the scope of EMEA Finance’s "Europe Banking Awards 2020", RBI was honored as "Best Bank in CEE & CIS" for the sixth consecutive time. In addition, the magazine selected RBI as "Best Bank" and “Best Investment Bank” in Austria, both same as last year. RBI also took home the Green Finance award and Raiffeisen Capital Management was recognized as “Best Asset Manager" in Austria.

All RBI subsidiary banks received the local “Best bank” award. Raiffeisen Bank in Albania was award by Financial Magazine as "The Best Foreign Bank". The banks in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia were additionally awarded as "Best Private Bank".


RBI regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 13 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the RBI Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in leasing, asset management or M&A.

Around 45,000 employees service 17.2 million customers through approx. 1,900 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian regional Raiffeisen banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, RBI is the central institute of the regional Raiffeisen banks and other affiliated credit institutions.

For further information please contact:

Ingrid Krenn-Ditz (+43-1-71 707-6055, or Christof Danz (+43-1-71 707-1930,

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