EMEA Finance: Raiffeisen Bank Albania awarded as “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-award goes to RBI for the 13th time and fifth time in a row, respectively
  • All RBI Network Banks honored with EMEA-awards

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) has received numerous awards from Global Finance and EMEA Finance. In Global Finance's "The World's Best Banks 2020" awards, RBI emerged as "Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe". This is the 13th time since 2004 that the financial magazine has awarded RBI this title. In addition, RBI’s subsidiaries in Croatia and Ukraine were chosen as "Best Bank" in their respective countries.

Within the scope of the "Europe Banking Awards 2019" of EMEA Finance, RBI was awarded a total of 23 prizes. The financial magazine also honored RBI as "Best Bank in CEE & CIS", and did so for the fifth consecutive time. In addition, EMEA Finance selected RBI and its subsidiary banks as "Best Bank" in Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. The network banks in Albania and Russia were selected as "Best foreign bank".

In Austria, Belarus, the Czech Republic and Romania, RBI and its network banks are the "Best investment bank" for EMEA Finance. The subsidiary banks in Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary were awarded the title of "Best private bank" in their respective countries, and Raiffeisen Capital Management is Austria’s "Best asset manager".

"These awards and especially the frequency with which they are presented to us mean a lot to us. They confirm the correctness of our strategic orientation as well as the quality of our product range and thus the commitment and professionalism of our employees", said RBI CEO Johann Strobl.


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 47,000 employees service 16.5 million customers through approximately 2,100 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.

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Ingrid Krenn-Ditz (+43-1-71 707-6055, [email protected]) or

Christof Danz (+43-1-71 707-1930, [email protected])