UniCredit today announced the signing of a Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with UNI Global Union1. The agreement will strengthen the dialogue between the two parties on human rights and fundamental labour rights and confirms the Group’s commitment to the highest international standards in this area. The agreement builds on previous declarations signed by the Bank with the UniCredit European Works Council (UEWC).
UniCredit presented its long term strategic perspectives on the region and on the key drivers for growth
at a workshop hosted at the annual Euromoney CEE Forum in Vienna.
Milan, 9 January 2019
Awards include pole position globally in five ‘Best Service’ categories, as well as recognition for market leadership in a further eleven countriesMore
Belgrade, September 7th 2018
The EBRD is providing a loan of up to Din 600 million (equivalent to €5.1 million) to UniCredit, the second-largest bank in Serbia, to enhance its financing of the green economy.
Serbia, June 18th 2018
Within the third edition of competition Idea for Better Tomorrow, UniCredit Bank, UniCredit Foundation, Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation and Smart kolektive organized a weekend Media Caravan during which five out of seven winners of the competition were visited.
The UniCredit CEE Lounge is pleased to welcome 5 new companies into its innovative initiative, part of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE program to accelerate the growth of promising new companies.
Belgrade, June 7th
UniCredit will integrate Meniga’s leading European FinTech’s digital banking software, starting with Italy and Serbia, to make UniCredit customers’ digital banking experience more personalised, with a focus on data-driven tailored contents.
UniCredit announces it has signed two exclusive strategic partnership agreements with Allianz and Generali respectively
(“the “Partners”) for the distribution of insurance products for individuals and small-businesses in Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Belgrade, June 1st 2018
All users of debit and credit cards of UniCredit Bank, when purchasing certain models of Samsung, LG, Vox and Fox TVs and BENQ projectors, can save up to 23,000 dinars.
Milan, May 28th 2018
UniCredit is pleased to announce that the Bank has been recognised as the Best Sub-custodian in 2018 by Global Finance magazine’s editorial board across Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) as well as winning country specific awards as the Best Sub-custodian Bank in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Serbia.
Belgrade, May 23rd 2018.
UniCredit Bank enriched its cards offer with Visa Platinum. It is a unique payment card that belongs to the Premium product category and it is intended for clients who lead a dynamic social life and who travel often.
Belgrade, May 17th 2018.
UniCredit Bank Serbia expanded cooperation with European Investment Fund by signing a top up
agreement with European Investment Fund with aim to increase guarantee facility under COSME, the
European Commission’s programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Belgrade, May 16th 2018
All interested parties may, no later than May 31st 2018 send their CV to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Novi Sad, May 15th 2018
Within 85th International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, UniCredit Bank presented loans intended for purchase of agricultural machinery and equipment, as well as for all other needs of farmers and agriculturists. Depending on clients' needs, loans are granted with the repayment period from 1 to 10 years, while repayment may be in monthly, quarterly and six-month annuities, in line with the seasonal income of this category of clients.
Belgrade, May 14th 2018
By listening to the needs of clients via direct communication channels, UniCredit Bank has created an offer of Cash Loan tailor made to their needs, with maximum amount of RSD 3.000.000 an with a repayment period up to 10 years. Besides that loan approval procedure has been additionally simplified in order that after submitting necessary documentation, money is transferred on clients’ account within 24 hours. On the other hand, thanks to the reducing of referent interest rate as well as to stability of the market, bank offered fixed interest rate during the entire repayment period. Namely, nominal interest rate starts from 4,99%, while EIR goes from 6,98% PA.
May 11th 2018
A very benign macroeconomic environment, favouring CEE countries
Belgrade, April 17th 2018
The call for papers for the Belgrade Young Economists Prize is open until April 25th. The competition aims to reward, with grant the in amount of €1,500, the best paper presented by young researchers in the field of economy and finance. The winner will be awarded by the UniCredit Foundation at the Belgrade Young Economists Conference, organised at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Belgrade, from June 23rd to 24th 2018.
Belgrade, April 16th 2018
Following the approval by National Bank of Serbia, Feza Tan was appointed as the Chairwoman of theManagement Board of UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC. She took over this position from Csilla Ihasz who continued her career outside of UniCredit.
Belgrade, April 4th 2018
Beginning of the year, UniCredit launched the first call for International Graduate Program Impact within which graduates from Europe, including those from Serbia, had the opportunity to spend 18 months in banks member of UniCredit in Milan, Munich, Vienna, London, Paris, Singapore and New York.
Belgrade, March 23rd 2018
Tomorrow, Saturday 24 March at 8.30pm, UniCredit will turn off the lights for sixty minutes in 77 buildings in 13 countries.
Belgrade, March 2nd 2018
Macfrut is one of the leading manifestations dedicated to fruit and vegetables that is being held in Rimini, in May 9th to 11th. In focus of this fair is Easter Europe, and together with UniCredit UniCredit, the main sponsor and business partner of the event for the fourth year in a row, Road Show that beside Serbia is visiting Croatia and Bulgaria is organized. These are the countries where the fruit and vegetable sector is experiencing renewed growth.
Belgrade, February 27th 2018
On January 30th 2018, UniCredit Serbia hosted a workshop under the headline “Achieving Success in Project Finance” for its clients and partners in Belgrade. As the market leader for financial advisory, structuring and financing of complex project financing transactions in CEE and Serbia, colleagues from the CEE Division of UniCredit Group and the local Financing and Advisory Team presented current market trends and project finance structures in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors.
Belgrade, February 5th 2018
UniCredit Bank launched a mobile banking app intended to small and medium size enterprises (SME), thus this segment receives the possibility to carry its bank in the pocket. The design of “mBiznis” is user friendly and the simple navigation system enables quick access to payment information and numerous features related to business. “mBiznis”, as one of the most modern apps on Serbian banking market, is available for download from Apple store and Google play.
Belgrade, January 11th 2018
UniCredit has been named Global Best Service Provider for “All Services”, “Products/Payments”, and “Overall Execution” in Euromoney’s Trade Finance Survey 2018.
Milano, January 9th 2018
UniCredit Bank decided to donate money instead of purchase of New Year's gifts for our clients to those who need help the most.
In that way, we were able to support University Children's Hospital Tirsova, BelHospice and Serbia National Association of Parents of Children with Cancer – NURDOR with total amount of EUR 16.500
Belgrade, 18th December 2017
On December 13th, Management Board of UniCredit Bank Serbia has been enlarged by one new member, Radoje Radovanović, in charge of Retail Division. Radoje took over the responsibilities from Nikola Vuletić who was appointed for Chief Risk Officer.
Belgrade, December 15th 2017
Erik F. Nielsen, UniCredit Chief Economist and Global Head of CIB research says: “We expect 2018 to be a year of solid growth, higher yields and a stronger euro. With key central banks’ monetary policies only marginally less accommodative, we see further upside for risky asset classes, particularly eurozone equities and emerging markets."
Belgrade, 14 December 2017
UniCredit is pleased to announce that it has launched a new tag line "Banking that matters". This will be used for the Group's communication activities such as advertising campaigns, branding and marketing materials in all countries where it is present, in line with its “One Bank, One UniCredit” approach.
Belgrade, 13. December 2017
As of yesterday, all inhabitants of Students City can use „Strawberry Smart bench“ that UniCredit bank donated. Powered by solar energy, this modern urban mobile mobilier provides a free WiFi and charge for mobile devices with built-in cables, USB ports and wireless chargers. In addition to these functionalities, data on the amount of CO2, noise, air, and temperature and air pressure in the environment are collected. Regardless of winter, Smart Bench has a power storage system, so it works both during cloudy weather and the night.
Belgrade, 11th December 2017
The chance for students from Serbia to spend three months in one of the leading banks in Europe.
Belgrade, December 1st 2017
- UniCredit CEE Lounge in ELITE boosts fast-growing SMEs from Central and Eastern Europe
- ELITE platform supports business model upgrades and fosters SME networking across UniCredit’s CEE countries 14 companies from 6 countries join as UniCredit CEE Lounge’s sixth cohort - Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Russia, and for the first time Serbia and Turkey
- 14 companies from 6 countries join as UniCredit CEE Lounge’s sixth cohort - Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Russia, and for the first time Serbia and Turkey
Milan, November 29th 2017
In a first for the European banking sector, UniCredit and the UniCredit European Works Council (UEWC) have signed a joint declaration on work-life balance, committing to improving social dialogue in UniCredit at a European level.
Belgrade, November 29th 2017.
How many times have you heard that companies offer tailor - made products and services? How many
of them were exactly what you needed? UniCredit Bank realized that if we want to make a difference
we need to walk in the shoes of our clients in order to understand what they really care about. With the
aim to win over the hearts of the people, we have started the initiative UChange.
Belgrade, November 20th 2017
Today, UniCredit Foundation, UniCredit Bank, Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac and Smart Kolektiv presented the winners of third edition of competition “Idea for better tomorrow” which aims to contribute to development of social entrepreneurship, as well as finding ideas for products and services which can improve image of Serbia in the region and abroad. In period from June 6th till July 18th 2017, over 130 ideas were registered. During the second phase the commission selected 15 finalists which suggested best ideas and with who the experts worked on development of business plans. After the creation and evaluation of business plans, expert commission, based on innovation of ideas and sustainability of projects, selected the winning ones. Seven best finalists were chosen for grants in overall amount of EUR 40,000.
Belgrade, Novembar 11th 2017
After singing guarantee agreement with European Investment Fund in May 2017, UniCredit approves first transactions under COSME from the total portfolio of EUR 100 million.
Belgrade, October 26th 2017
UniCredit Bank Serbia in cooperation with Samsung has enabled all its existing and future clients to purchase devices of this prestigious brand without interest rate. Whether it's the new Samsung Galaxy Note8, S8, S8 plus or Samsung Gear S3 smart watch, clients can buy it with credit cards at 12 or 24 installments or cash loan at 36 installments without interest.
Belgrade, October 20th 2017.
UniCredit Bank, in cooperation with Mastercard and iStyle, has started a prize contest „Who shares,
wins“, within which all UniCredit Bank users of Mastercard that buy one Apple product between October
12th and November 12th, will have a chance to win another product of this prestigious brand.
Belgrade, 17th October, 2017
On October 11th, Management Board of UniCredit Bank Serbia has been enlarged by one new member, Spas Vidarkinsky in charge of Corporate and Investment Banking Division (CIB) in Serbia. Spas took over the responsibilities from Enrico Verdoscia who was successfully leading CIB Division from 2014 and who continues his career as CEO at UniCredit Leasing Italy.
Belgrade, October 2nd 2017
By listening the clients’ needs, UniCredit Bank has implemented a pre-approval process in order to support them in providing living space in an easier and faster way.
Milano, Belgrade, September 18th 2017
UniCredit has been ranked number one in Cash Management in 11 countries by the Euromoney Cash Management Survey 2017. The bank demonstrated its dominance and market leadership in Europe region with first-place rankings in Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Turkey.
Belgrade, September 13th 2017
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and UniCredit Bank Serbia has organized the first in a series of seminars as part of the Women in Business program aimed to empower
Belgrade, Ljubljana, September 8th 2017
Selected winning teams got a financial award and will present their projects to UniCredit Group’s CEE Division top management , with the possibility to take part in the implementation of the solution.
Belgrade, September 7th 2017
UniCredit Bank Serbia and Electrawinds Mali WF d.o.o, a Serbian subsidiary 100% owned by Belgian Elicio NV, signed a long-term financing agreement in the total amount of EUR 9.8 million for the development, construction and operation of the Malibunar wind park whose construction started in November 2016.
Belgrade, August 7th 2017
With aim to support young people and help them to start the new period in life as easy as possible, UniCredit Bank created a "First Job" offer that allows all those who are just starting their career to receive an overdraft and/or Mastercard Flexia credit card.
Belgrade, August 4th 2017
Increased number of interested social enterprises year after year
Belgrade, July 31st 2017.
This week UniCredit – together with ABC accelerator – is launching the first UniCredit Hackathon CEE, a global competition that will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 2 and 3 September 2017.
Belgrade, July 14th 2017
Based on the survey conducted by Global Finance magazine, UniCredit Bank Serbia was named as the Best Sub-Custodian Bank in the country for the fourth time in a row. In addition to Serbia, UniCredit received, for the ninth time, this prestigious acknowledgment for sub-custodian services in the CEE region, as well as in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Slovenia. Furthermore, Global Finance named UniCredit as the Best Securities Lender in CEE for the first time.
Milan, July 7th 2017
UniCredit has been recognized by Euromoney, the leading global financial publication, in several categories in this years’ prestigious Awards for Excellence which was announced at a gala dinner in London last night. UniCredit won five awards in total, including “Best Bank in Italy”, “Best Bank in Croatia”, “Best Bank for Wealth in Central & Eastern Europe” and “Best Bank for Transaction Services in Central & Eastern Europe”. Further, Jean Pierre Mustier, CEO, was named “Banker of the Year 2017”.
Belgrade, June 28th 2017
Due to the great interest, the organizers of the competition "Idea for a Better Tomorrow" made a decision that the application period runs until Monday, July 17th, until noon.
Belgrade, June 29th 2017
If your favorite “occupation is to be a tourist“, then “everything is ready” for “a nice trip”, “calm sea”, to be “out of range” and to nicely “fry” in the sun. New UniCredit Bank’s Viber stickers will refresh you during the summer heats and make everyday communication with family and friends more interesting.
Belgrade, June 28th 2017
In order to keep up with requirements of clients and to ensure to meet their needs in an adequate manner, UniCredit Bank Serbia, among others, focuses on digital transformation of its business through improvement of m banking application and implementation of free Wi-Fi in all the branches.
Belgrade, June 13th 2017
In accordance with its strategy which involves investing in young people and their professional development, UniCredit Bank is organizing Summer internship for final year students and students of master program with aim to motivate ambitious and dynamic young people to gain first practical experience in banking.
Belgrade, June 9th 2017
Long term partners, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and UniCredit Bank Serbia presented Women in Business Programme (WIB) at the press conference organized with the presence of special advisor of Deputy Prime Minister of Serbian Government for gender equality and hosts from this two institutions.
Belgrade, June 6th 2017
EUR 40,000 are being provided for the development of social entrepreneurship in Serbia
Belgrade, May 31st 2017
Domestic market increasingly recognizes the benefits of using payment cards, either when purchasing online or by "standard" shopping in stores. The most popular are debit cards, as confirmed by the Mastercard’s study MasterIndex Serbia, which showed that last year it was recorded a growth in the number of users of these cards by over 15% in comparison with 2015. Debit cards are usually used for food (69%) and clothing (37%), while we usually use credit card to buy furniture and household appliances (48%).
Belgrade, May 23rd 2017
In recent years we have witnessed a continuous growth in the number of approved dinar cash loans which confirms also the fact that in 2016 entire banking market in Serbia increased by 16.7% in comparison with the previous year. These results are certainly a consequence of reducing the reference interest rate, but also the fact that banks, in accordance with clients’ requirements, were able to offer products that fully meet their needs. This primarily refers to the higher maximum amount and longer repayment period, but also to simpler application process and faster approval.
Belgrade, May 21st 2017
The economic environment will remain overall positive in Central and Eastern Europe 1 and for the first time since the 2008-2009 crisis all countries in the region are expected to show positive GDP growth in 2017 and most of them with solid growth rates of 3% or above.
Belgrade, Luxembourg May 16th 2017
The Green for Growth Fund (GGF) and UniCredit Bank Serbia have signed a loan agreement in the amount of EUR 20 million to finance renewable energy projects in Serbia. This agreement represents the beginning of the cooperation between two leading institutions which, in addition to the financing, involves GGF support through the technical verification and monitoring of projects.
Belgrade, May 11th 2017
The new agreement with UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC will support EUR 100 million of new loans to SMEs with substantially reduced collateral requirements across the country as a result of the COSME guarantee. EIF will provide a direct guarantee to UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC, enabling the bank to support more than 2,400 SMEs in Serbia over the next three years at favourable conditions, including increased maturities. Besides standard working capital loans, COSME agreement will provide UniCredit Bank clients possibility to apply for investment loans, accompanied by all advantages that this program is offering.
Belgrade, April 11th 2017
In the first quarter of 2017, Management Board of UniCredit Bank Serbia was extended by two new members, Sandra Vojnović, who is responsible for Strategy and Finance Division and Nikola Vuletić, responsible for Retail Division.
Belgrade, April 6th 2017
Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade, in cooperation with UniCredit and universities Foundation and UniCredit Bank, seventh consecutive year is organized a two-day international "Young Economists Conference", in order to enable PhD students and those who have recently obtained their Ph.D. to present their research and get detailed feedback from prominent international scientists.
Belgrade, March 10th 2017
UniCredit and Universities Foundation is opening, for the fourth consecutive year, International internship program where 25 students from Europe, including the ones from Serbia, will have the opportunity to spend three months as interns in banks member of UniCredit Group in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Russia and Serbia.
Belgrade, March 2nd 2017
In accordance with global trends and development of financial markets, trade via internet is increasing in Serbia which confirms the continuous growth in the number and total value of transactions made via Internet in the last three years. Accordingly, and in order to support the development of this segment and contribute to further growth of popularly known as "e-commerce", UniCredit Bank, in cooperation with the AllSecure Ltd, improved its offer by enabling traders to open their internet shops without implementation costs and monthly fees.
Belgrade, February 27th 2017
UniCredit and Universities Foundation third year in a row opened the call for Summer school Program, within which it allocates seven scholarships for attendance at a Summer School at the London School of Economics or Barcelona GSE lasting a maximum of three weeks between June and August 2017.
Zrenjanin, February 7th 2017
Beginning of February, UniCredit Bank in Zrenjanin opened the doors of its renovated branch in Kralja Aleksandra I Karađorđevića 1. Design of new premises is fully compliant with the latest trends, and a way of providing services tailored to the needs of clients. The opening ceremony, which took place on February 7th in the new premises is marked by donation of 20 PCs to General Hospital in Zrenjanin.
Belgrade, February 8th 2017
On the eve of holiday that celebrates love, UniCredit Bank has introduced a new design of VISA Prepaid gift card that stimulates all those who are in love to express their emotions on the most creative way.
Luxembourg and Belgrade, 6th February 2017
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) and UniCredit Bank have signed a credit line agreement in the overall amount of EUR 20 million to finance housing loans in Serbia.
Vienna, January 19th 2017
This agreement will allow UniCredit, via its
banks, to offer additional financing worth
EUR 160 million to innovative companies in
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary,
Romania and Serbia.
Vienna, January 17th 2017
UniCredit has been named “Best Trade Finance Provider” in both Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and in Western Europe by the Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2017.
Belgrade, December 28th 2016
Up to €5 million to be lent to Serbian SMEs run by female entrepreneurs
Belgrade, December 15th 2016
At an exclusive event of European Business Awards in Zagreb, among the best businesses from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia, UniCredit Bank Serbia was honored with a National champion award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability.
Belgrade, December 8th 2016
UniCredit Bank Serbia is this year's winner of the title “Bank of the Year in Serbia“, awarded by the renowned British financial magazine “The Banker“. Although still instable and turbulent local economic environment, year behind us was one of the most successful financial years for UniCredit Bank since the beginning of its operation in Serbia. The award for the best bank in Serbia was presented to UniCredit Bank at the ceremony in London.
Belgrade, December 6th 2016
Are you ready to test your football knowledge? If you accept the challenge, you may watch live masters on the field!
Belgrade, November 3rd 2016
As part of the research and evaluation of different projects and models on the topic of migrant entrepreneurship, the European Commission has included the Project of Rural and Agricultural Integration in Supportive Environment (RAISE) among the best 20 projects in Europe in the field of promoting and supporting entrepreneurship and integration of refugees and internally displaced persons. This Project was conducted jointly by Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac, UniCredit Foundation and UniCredit Bank. This is also the only Project in South Eastern Europe, which has singled out as an example of good practice within the competition with over 200 projects.
UniCredit Bank has signed a cooperation agreement with one of the leading sellers of cars in Serbia - AutoČačak and thus has provided dinar loan for purchase of new and used cars. Dinar car loan is another product of UniCredit Bank which aims to support the process of dinarization and to rise confidence in the domestic currency.
UEFA Champions League Trophy on September 13 has started its 8th journey around Europe, and it will visit 16 cities in 5 countries. One of the stops of this year Trophy Tour is Serbia, where trophy is staying for 11 days, in period from September 22nd until October 2nd. The Trophy has already visited Niš, Subotica and Novi Sad and this weekend is exposed in Belgrade.
Belgrade, September 30th 2016
Siniša Mali, Mayor of City of Belgrade, Csilla Ihasz, CEO of UniCredit Bank Serbia, Marcos Evengelista de Morais – Cafu, UEFA ambassador, Stevan Dika Stojanović, UniCredit ambassador, Lars Ellenshon, UEFA Official and former football player, Mustafa Hasanagic, announced at the press conference today the arrival of original trophy of the most prestigious European club football competition in Belgrade.
Novi Sad, September 29th 2016
Miloš Vučević, Mayor of the City of Novi Sad, Csilla Ihasz, President of the Management Board of UniCredit Bank Serbia and Stevan Dika Stojanovic, UniCredit Ambassador for UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit, unveiled today, at the opening ceremony, the Trophy of this most prestigious European club football competition.
Novi Sad, September 27th 2016
UEFA Champions League Trophy on September 13th has started its 8th journey around Europe, and it will visit 16 cities in 5 countries. One stop of this year Tour is Serbia where trophy staying for 11 days, in period from September 22nd untill October 2nd. It has already visited Niš and Subotica, and now it is on its way to Novi Sad after which comes to Belgrade.
Bogdan Laban, Mayor of City of Subotica, Enrico Verdoscia, member of the Management Board of UniCredit Bank Serbia and Vladimir Jugović, UniCredit Ambassador for UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit, unveiled today at the opening ceremony the Trophy of this most prestigious European club football competition. In this way was marked the second day of the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit in Subotica.
Subotica, September 23rd 2016
On September 13th UEFA Champions League Trophy has started its 8th journey through Europe where it will visit 5 countries and 16 cities. One of the stops of this year’s Trophy Tour will be Serbia where the Trophy will be staying 11 days, in the period from September 22nd till October 2nd. The magnificent trophy has already visited Nis and next cities are Subotica, Novi Sad and Belgrade.
Csilla Ihasz, President of the Management Board of UniCredit Bank Serbia, Darko Bulatović, Mayor of City of Niš, and Vladimir Jugović, football legend and UniCredit’s Ambassador for UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit, unveiled today at the opening ceremony the Trophy of this most prestigious European club football competition.
Niš, September 21st 2016
On September 13th UEFA Champions League Trophy has started its 8th journey through Europe where it will visit 5 countries and 16 cities. One of the stops of this year’s Trophy Tour will be Serbia where the Trophy will be staying for 11 days, in the period from September 22nd till October 2nd, and it will be exposed in Niš, Subotica, Novi Sad and Belgrade.
Belgrade, September 20th 2016
UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit has started its 8th consecutive journey around Europe. In the period from September 13th until October 30th, the trophy will be travelling through 16 cities across five countries - Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Hungary. In the year in which UniCredit is marking fifteen years of its operations in Serbia, the legendary trophy will be staying in our country in the period from September 22nd to October 2nd. This is also the year in which we are celebrating two important anniversaries - 25 years since the FC Red Star won the European Cup and 50 years since FC Partizan played in the finals of this competition.
Belgrade, September 13th 2016
Aware of the importance of solving the housing problem in the life of every person, UniCredit Bank, within celebration of 15 years of business in Serbia, has offered special conditions for all clients who choose to provide home using housing loans of this bank. These special conditions will be valid until the end of October 2016, until when clients can apply for a housing loan indexed in euros, but loan should be realized by the end of January 2017.
Belgrade, September 7th 2016
According to data from the "Financial Access Survey“, conducted by International Monetary Fund*, number of ATMs in 2015 exceeded 1220 in Croatia, 1160 in Bulgaria, 680 in Romania, 600 in Macedonia, while in Serbia this number is over 450. Having in mind all mentioned above, we can conclude that there is great growth potential for growth of ATM market in our country.
Belgrade, July 26th 2016
UniCredit Bank Serbia, in cooperation with the world’s leading website for finding the ideal accommodation, www.booking.com, prepared a special campaign for all "travel addicts". Namely, all those who by visiting Booking.com through UniCredit Bank Serbia web site (www.unicreditbank.rs), select and pay for the accommodation at one of their preferred destinations by using Flexia or any other UniCredit Bank Serbia Mastercard credit card, will receive a refund of up to 4% of the total transaction amount.
Beograd, 20. jul 2016.
Following the approval by National Bank of Serbia, on July 19th Csilla Ihasz was appointed as the President of the Management Board of UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC. She took over the CEO role from Claudio Cesario who led the Bank since May 2012. Claudio Cesario was named Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and Deputy CEO at Zagrebačka banka in Croatia, member of UniCredit Group.
Belgrade, July 18th 2016
Taking into consideration the great interest of clients for Super transfer - Gather the team, UniCredit Bankhas decided to extend the initiative, implemented for the third consecutive year, by the end of 2016, but alsoto increase the maximum amount of prize for all participants in the campaign, from RSD 10,000 to RSD 20,000.
Belgrade, July 5th 2016
Taking into consideration continuous growth of customer requests for fast, secure and affordable moneytransfer from abroad, UniCredit Bank Serbia has partnered with Ria Money Transfer (“Ria”), the thirdlargest money transfer company in the world, to offer cash pick up services through its branches across Serbia.
Belgrade, July 1st 2016
Today, the Board of Directors of UniCredit SpA has co-opted Jean Pierre Mustier and unanimously approved that, starting from next 12 July, he will take on the position of CEO in replacement of Federico Ghizzoni.
Belgrade, June 17th 2016
Within this year international “Young Economists Conference” organized by Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade on June 11th and 12th, two best papers in field of economic and finance were rewarded. Namely, unlike previous years, the Program committee decided to award two authors, Rigissa Megalokonomou and Nikola Vasiljević with grants of EUR 1,000 each, provided by UniCredit & Univerities Foundation.
Belgrade, June 9th 2016
For the sixth consecutive year, the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, in cooperation with UniCredit and Universities Foundation, is organizing a two-day international "Young economists conference", which will be held 11th and 12th June in Belgrade.
Belgrade, June 3rd
In accordance with strategy which involves investing in young people and their professional development, UniCredit Bank is organizing summer internship for graduate students and students of master program in order to motivate ambitious and dynamic young people to gain first practical experience in the field of banking.
Belgrade, June 1st 2016.
In accordance with UniCredit business strategy which includes supporting the local economy development, UniCredit Bank, also this year, entered the Program of support to small enterprises for the purchase of equipment, which is being implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia and Development Agency of Serbia. Within this Program, favorable financing conditions in dinars and euros are provided for entrepreneurs and cooperatives, small and micro enterprises.
Madrid, May 31st 2016.
On May 23rd, UniCredit announced the launch of its country office in Spain. The leading European banking group will thus reinforce its presence in the continent, where it is the second largest corporate lender.
Belgrade, May 27th 2016
Signing the Agreement with Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia, UniCredit Bank entered the Program of long-term housing loans for professionals of Serbian Armed Forces in 2016. Program includes subsidized housing loans, which are approved to a maximum amount of EUR 100,000 and repayment period of 30 years, with the fulfillment of all other conditions prescribed by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia. The amount of client’s downpayment depends on the downpayment of the Republic of Serbia, which ranges from 14% to 25%, and together must amount at least 20%. For example, if the Republic of Serbia participates with 14%, minimum downpayment of client is 6%. Nominal interest rate for the amount which Republic of Serbia is financing amounts 0.1% per annum.
Corporate lending is going to remain a central area of banks´ business in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE1) and it is expected to recover moderately going forward. This is one of the key findings of the recent “Banking in CEE – Supporting Sustainable Growth and Innovation” study compiled by CEE Strategic Analysis at UniCredit. Although corporate lending has been weak in most CESEE2 countries in the past years, which appears to be related to lower investments and, in part, to higher corporate savings, corporate loans growth has accelerated in some countries in 2015.
Belgrade, May 11th 2016
Although everyone is trying to adhere to the old proverb, "A clean bill, long love" there are often situationswhere even the smallest borrowing can affect the relationship within the family or among friends. Therefore,UniCredit Bank launches new campaign where the main protagonist, looking for an extra money, tornbetween offers of aunt and friend, is choosing the best solution - Dinar cash loan.
Belgrade, April 26th 2016
Only few days left to UWIN Best Paper Award submission deadlineSubmission deadline for sixth edition of UWIN Best Paper Award on Gender Economics, intended to youngeconomists and researchers, ends on April 30th. Also this year, UniCredit & Universities Foundation willreward authors of two best papers with amount of EUR 5,000 each, and publish their papers in specialedition.
- CEE-EU to repeat 2015 performance, when GDP grew at its fastest pace since the global financial crisis
- Growth is firming in Turkey, Serbia and Croatia, recessions in Russia and Ukraine are easing
Despite the recent turbulence in global financial markets, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) entered 2016 on a strong note, with economic activity gaining pace and financial markets resilient. With growth in the Euro Area expected to hold well, ECB embarking on another round of Quantitative Easing, and the Fed adopting a dovish stance, growth should spread to all CEE countries this year and continue at a similar pace in 2017.
The UniCredit & Universities Foundation has announced its 2016 plan to provide continuing support for talented students and researchers in the fields of economics and finance, following approval by its Board of Directors.
For 2016, the board has approved an activity plan that includes spending €1.4 million on a number of vital initiatives, beginning in June.
Belgrade, March 22nd 2016
UniCredit Bank continued to achieve excellent financial results in 2015, marking one of the most successful business years since it started its operations in Serbia. Thanks to the improved processes, products and services aligned with client needs and requests of the market, bank managed to affirm its strength and efficiency of its business model, by reconfirming the third position on the market according to total assets and marking for the first time double digit market share, above 10%. At the same time, bank’s leading position in terms of efficiency and productivity was additionally empowered which brought to the growth of market share when all other relevant aspects are concerned.
Belgrade, March 18th 2016
On March 19, UniCredit will turn off the lights in 81 of its buildings in 13 different European countries for Earth Hour, marking the Group's ninth consecutive year of participation in WWF's global initiative aimed at making people more aware of the climate change which poses as a serious threat to our planet.
Belgrade, March 10th 2016
Thanks to the second edition of competition „Idea for better tomorrow“, organized by UniCredit Foundation, Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac and UniCredit Bank, with a support of Smart kolektiv and National Tourism organization of Serbia, enterprise Daj daj, which is producing bamboo fiber diapers managed to improve its business and make first steps towards placement of this product abroad.
Belgrade, March 4th 2016
Following the trends of modern business and lifestyle, that is already widespread opinion that „if it’s not online it didn’t happened“, UniCredit Bank Serbia contiues will its digital transformation. Today, its digital family received another member. Namely, in addition to official Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and Linkedin profiles, bank launched official page on one of the most popular social networks both in country and World wide, Twitter.
Belgrade, February 29th 2016
Within celebration of 15 years of business operations on the Serbian market, UniCredit Bank in cooperation with MasterCard, launches today a campaign intended to all its clients users of MasterCard credit card. The first 150 clients, who make at least 15 transactions with their MasterCard credit cards at POS terminals in the period from February 29th until May 31st, 2016, will receive UniCredit Bank’s gift card with the amount of RSD 5,000.
Today UniCredit shared its plans to launch buddybank, the Group’s new “molecular” bank exclusively for smartphone users. The startup’s name encapsulates its ethos: To be a “buddy” always at the customer’s
side, ready to help and give good advice. buddybank will offer three traditional financial products – current accounts, credit/debit cards and personal loans – as well as a 24/7 concierge service, accessible via webchat and phone, that can help with everyday tasks such as restaurant reservations, taxi booking and travel planning.
Belgrade, February 23th 2016
UniCredit and Universities Foundation opened the call for second edition of Summer school Program for allocation of eight scholarships for attendance at a Summer School at the London School of Economics or Barcelona GSE lasting a maximum of three weeks between June and August 2016.
Belgrade, February 4th 2016
The 6th UWIN Best Paper Award on Gender Economics is now open. The competition aimed at all young economists and researchers from the 17 countries belonging to the geographical area of UniCredit. The two best papers will receive € 5,000 gross each and will be published in the Working Paper series of the Foundation. The selection process will be conducted by an ad-hoc commission comprising external experts/academic representatives appointed by the Foundation’s Scientific Committee.
Belgrade, 25th January 2016
- Most CEE economies showed strong economic growth in 2015 and proved more resilient towards shifts in investors´ sentiment with regards to emerging markets
- Overall banking sector profitability is normalizing on a new post-crisis level, still double the one of Western Europe
- Growing reliance on local deposits and strong capital adequacy ratios partially diminish past vulnerabilities
Belgrade, 15th January 2016
Thanks to second edition of competition Idea for better tomorrow, organized by UniCredit Bank, UniCredit Foundation and Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac, with support of Smart kolektiv and National Tourism organization of Serbia, Association of citizens Atina managed to launch the project “I shape my life myself”. The aim of this project is empowerment of trafficking victims and ensuring sustainable financing for programs of integration and reintegration of victims of trafficking and other forms of exploitation, as well as providing employment opportunities for victims and those at risk of becoming so.
Belgrade, December 30th 2015
Mergermarket, a leading M&A intelligence & data service, recently hosted its European M&A Awards ceremony in London. On this occasion, UniCredit was named out of 6 shortlisted companies, CEE FINANCIAL ADVISER OF THE YEAR, reconfirming its strong position in the region.
Vienna, December 29th 2015
- EU-CEE sub-region economies to grow above potential in each 2016 and 2017
- Strong Euro Area growth has helped pull Croatia and Serbia out of recessions this year, whereas Turkey has suffered from heightened political uncertainty until recently
- EU transfers will contribute more positively in 2017, when exports may weaken
Belgrade, December 25th 2015
With aim to support the youngest and make their holidays more pleasant, UniCredit Bank, with support of Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, donated for children from Svratište, the most needed, new winter clothes and choses, totally worth RSD 500,000.
Belgrade, December 23rd 2015
UniCredit Bank launched for Serbian market a completely new web platform designed to fully match needs of our clients as well as standards of digital era in which we live. The customer experience of the new website is designed around the user needs.
Belgrade, 21st December 2015
UniCredit Bank’s MasterCard gift card is ideal gift for holidays since enables users to give to its loved ones the gift they wish. In addition, this year the bank, in cooperation with its partners, toy store Trefolino and Đak Sport, provided additional discount of 15% for payments with these cards.
Luxembourg and Belgrade, 15th December 2015
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) and UniCredit Bank Serbia are expanding their partnership. An additional senior loan of EUR 10 million, provided by the EFSE to the Bank, will serve to finance additional housing loans for private households.
Belgrade, December 14th 2015
UniCredit is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with London Stock Exchange Group to be the key banking partner in supporting the development of small and medium enterprises originating from its portfolio of clients in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) through ELITE, an innovative platform that enables ambitious private companies in Europe to accelerate their growth.
Belgrade, November 27th 2015
UniCredit Bank signed an agreement with Ministry of economy of Serbia and National agency for regional development in order to implement support program for small enterprises’ purchase of equipment. In accordance with this, bank prepared more favorable conditions for both loans, indexed in dinars and euros, with repayment period of 18, 36 and 60 months and grace period of 6 months. Fixed nominal interest rate for loan indexed in euro ranges from 4.2%, and effective from 5.31% per annum. Dinar loan is approved with variable interest rate, which forms as sum of 1 month BELIBOR and margin of 3%.
Belgrade, November 23rd 2015
During first three quarters of 2015, UniCredit Bank Serbia managed to keep its position of solid and reliable player despite all turbulences that still characterize local business environment. Thanks to improved processes and placement of additional products and services, designed according to needs of its clients, bank consolidated the third position when it comes to total assets.
Belgrade, November 5th 2015
UniCredit Bank, in accordance with it’s clients’ requests and currently more favorable market terms, decreased interest rate on authorized overdraft to 19.9% per annum. With additional decrease of interest rate, which is directed to both existing and new clients, UniCredit Bank strengthen a position among the most competitive in the market when this product is concearned. In addition, bank continues to support clients who needs to compensate the temporary shortfall in the budget, by allowing the overdraft, up to RSD 12,000, without calculating any interest.
Belgrade, November 3rd 2015
Official Bank of UEFA Club Competitions, UniCredit, launched a quiz via Facebook and in this way enabled football enthusiasts to win a trip to Italian capital for two persons. Namely, the winner of quiz which lasts until November 30th 2015, receives two tickets for UEFA Champions League match which will be played on December 9th on Stadio Olimpico in Rome between Roma and Bate Borisov. The first prize includes covered travel and accommodation costs.
Belgrade, October 20th 2015
Within Euromoney Cash Management 2015 Survey UniCredit Bank Serbia was named as „Best Cash Manager“ in the country. The survey of this renowned financial magazine includes feedback from more than 27,000 treasury professionals from all over the world. Besides in Serbia UniCredit Bank achieved top-ranks in further countries of CEE Division.
Milan, October 16th 2015
UniCredit Group, together with the General Commissariat of Republic of Serbia for EXPO 2015 in Milan, Assolombarda Confindustria Milano, Lodi, Monza e Brianza, the largest entrepreneurial Association in Italy, representing 5,750 companies and the law firm NCTM Studio Legale Associato, organized yesterday in Milan an International business forum bringing together high officials of the Serbian Government and diplomatic missions, as well as representatives of business associations and companies from the two countries, The forum was held with the aim to support the further development of bilateral economic cooperation as to fully exploit the potential of the respective industries and to increase the benefits for both countries in terms of economic growth and positive impact on local communities.
Belgrade, October 13th 2015
Keeping pace with current trends on the market regarding the demand, UniCredit Bank decided to further improve or adapt its offer of housing loans to financial possibilities of Serbian citizens, reducing margin for over 20%. Therefor, nominal variable interest rate on housing loans indexed in euros amounts 3.547% and is formed as the sum of six-month EURIBOR and a margin of 3.50%.
Vienna, October 2nd 2015
The Banker, the renowned UK-based magazine for banking and finance professionals, has awarded UniCredit “Most Innovative Investment Bank in Central and Eastern Europe 2015”.
Belgrade, September 30th 2015
Within the second edition of competition "Idea for a better tomorrow", Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, UniCredit Foundation and UniCredit Bank, during the last weekend organized Media caravan during which they visited three out of seven winners of the competion. On this occasion, Media caravan participants had the ooprutnity to meet the Association for Support of Persons with Developmental Disabilities "Naša kuća" from Belgrade, Craft shop "Sofi" from Novi Sad and carpenter store "Šumarko" from Valjevo, which, thanks to educational trainings and grants provided during the competition, managed to improve their business.
Belgrade, September 25th 2015
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting the development of Serbia’s residential mortgage sector and extending further support to local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with two loans totalling €40 million to UniCredit Bank Serbia, the third-largest commercial bank in the country.
Belgrade, September 16th 2015
Comparing itself with a choir maestro, who tries to draw out from his singers the lowest tones, UniCredit Bank has enriched its repertoire with new Dinar cash loan with the most favorable conditions on the market.
Belgrade, August 10th 2015
Within the prize game "Lick carefully" which Frikom launched early this summer in cooperation with UniCredit Bank, ice cream lovers who haven’t found some of the winning sticks or cone covers with valuable prizes, now have a second chance. It’s necessary to bring any three Frikom sticks or cone covers in any UniCredit Bank branch all over Serbia or to send them directly to Frikom, until August 29th 2015. Thus, they will enhance participation in the public drawing, which will be held on September 1st 2015.
Belgrade, July 22nd 2015
One year, one month and ten days: That is how long it took to build the UniCredit Pavilion and open it to the city of Milan. UniCredit’s new multifunctional structure is located in Piazza Gae Aulenti, adjacent to the Group's headquarters. It is not just an auditorium, not just a venue for events and conferences, not just an exhibition space, but all of these things at once. Its different roles have been seamlessly blended together, thanks to the ingenious modular configuration of the building’s spaces.
Belgrade, July 20th 2015
Submission deadline for the international journalism award "Writing for CEE 2015" which is organized for the twelfth time by Austria Press Agency (APA) and UniCredit Bank Austria expires on July 31st 2015.
Vienna, July 13th 2015
Euromoney, the prestigious UK-based financial markets magazine, has presented UniCredit with nine Awards for Excellence this year, including Best Bank in Central Eastern Europe, Best Debt House in Central Eastern Europe and Best Transaction Services House in Central Eastern Europe.
Belgrade, June 30th 2015
Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade in collaboration with the UniCredit and Universities Foundation and UniCredit Bank also this year organized on June 26th and 27th two-day international „Young economists conference“. The conference was established in 2011 with the aim to support young researchers from around the world in their further development.
Belgrade, June 11th 2015
Belgrade, June 10th 2015
Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac, UniCredit Foundation and UniCredit Bank, in cooperation with Smart Kolektiv and National Tourism Organization of Serbia , today presented the winners of second edition of competition “Idea for better tomorrow” which aims to contribute to development of social enterpreneurship and exisitng business, as well as finding ideas for products and services which can improve image of Serbia in the region and abroad.
Belgrade, June 9th 2015
UniCredit Bank, in a cooperation with the iStyle Apple Premium Reseller, has enabled all existing and future clients, users of MasterCard and DinaCard credit cards, to buy iPhone 6 on 24 fixed monthly installments without interest rate and without any additional costs. Despite this smartphone, also other Apple’s products which can be found in the iStyle Apple Premium Reseller retail stores may be provided in monthly installments.
Belgrade, June 5th 2015
Belgrade, May 28th 2015
In its World’s Best Sub-Custodian Banks 2015 survey, Global Finance magazine awarded UniCredit for its achievements in Central and Eastern Europe. The US-based financial magazine selected UniCredit as Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Central and Eastern Europe. Furthermore, UniCredit scores number one in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
Belgrade, May 22nd 2015
With the support of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCCM), and UniCredit Bank as underwriter, the Municipality of Stara Pazova, successfully placed the entire RSD 125 million worth bond issuance at the end of the subscription period which lasted from 4th to 19th May. The demand exceeded the offer by approximately 2.7 times with higher demand from both legal entities and private individuals.
Belgrade, May 13th 2015
Despite all difficulties and turbulences which have characterized the business environment in the previous year’s UniCredit Bank Serbia managed to further reinforce its role of solid and reliable player. The bank reconfirmed its position number 3 on the market in terms of total assets, at the same time additionally strengthening customer business and broadening the range of customer services.
Belgrade, April 28th 2015
Municipality of Stara Pazova, with the support of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SKGO), officially begins public issuance of municipal bonds, which will be implemented under the auspices of UniCredit Bank, stated at a conference that was organized on April 28th in Belgrade.
Belgrade, April 27th 2015
The Municipal Infrastructure Development Fund (MIDF) is supporting the development of sustainable infrastructure in Serbia with a €10 million loan to UniCredit Bank for on-lending to municipalities, utility and private companies, providing municipal services.
Belgrade, April 22nd 2015
Magazine EMEA Finance voted UniCredit Best Bank for the Best foreign Bank in Serbia in 2014. The EMEA Finance Europe Banking Awards recognize the best commercial and investment banks across Europe, considering various performance and structural factors, such as market share, growth in important product classes, profitability, and corporate strategy.
Belgrade, April 21st 2015
UniCredit Bank implemented a promotional campaign, in which all clients who until May 31st open Selector current account are paying maintenance only RSD 1 until the end of 2015, regardless to which combination of services they choose. Within the current account overdraft without interest for amounts up to RSD 12,000 will be approved.
Belgrade, April 17th 2015
The "Writing for CEE" journalism award of APA - Austria Press Agency and UniCredit Bank Austria has been launched for the twelfth time. Submissions are welcome from all round the world to vie for the prize of EUR 5,000. The objective of the award is to promote debate on Central and Eastern European topics and contribute to mutual understanding.
Belgrade, April 3rd 2015
The fifteenth consecutive time, the Wiener Philharmoniker, with the support of UniCredit Bank Austria, organizes the International Music Forum in Trenta, Slovenia, which every year brings together talented young musicians from all over Europe.
Belgrade, April 2nd 2015
UniCredit Group with headquarters in Milan, in accordance with its strategy for business improvement introduced certain managerial changes in the Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) Division and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) Division.
Belgrade, March 31st 2015
Keeping pace with the challenges of technical development, UniCredit Bank is continuously working on improvement of its mobile banking. So now, thanks to upgraded software solutions, access to this service is possible through tablet devices with Android (minimum 3.0) and iOS (minimum 5.1.1.) operating systems.
Belgrade, March 27th 2015
On March 28th, UniCredit will turn off the lights in 85 of its buildings in 13 different European countries for Earth Hour, marking the Group's eighth consecutive year of participation in the global initiative WWF event aimed at making people more aware of the climate change which is seriously threatening our planet. UniCredit Bank Serbia will for an hour turn off the lights in two headquarters, in Airport City and Rajiceva, as well as in few major branches.
Belgrade, March 26th 2015
Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac, UniCredit Foundation and UniCredit Bank, in cooperation with Smart kolektiv and National Tourism Organization, within the competition “Idea for better tomorrow”, have chosen, from a total number of 67 submitted applications, 20 best candidates. During the duration of the second phase of the competition, in April, the experts will work with candidates on creation of their business plans. After the preparation and evaluation of business plans, the expert committee will choose the best ones, based on innovation of proposed ideas and sustainability of the project, to whom will, by the beginning of June, be allocated grants in amount from EUR 5,000 till 10,000, which is an overall amount of EUR 45,000.
Belgrade, February 12th 2015
Towards upcoming holiday which celebrates love, Valentine’s Day, UniCredit Bank presented new design of MasterCard gift card. Namely, new gift card’s design with teddy bear was created to support the initiative “Love corner” which UniCredit Bank organized in cooperation with Ušće shopping center in regards to Valentine’s Day.
Vienna, January 22nd 2015
Although lending growth in CESEE has remained weak recently, a cross-country breakdown shows some more encouraging trends. A slight acceleration of lending growth is expected to proceed in CESEE - with corporate lending providing a boost by year end 2015 - while Russia will be affected by a significant deceleration.
Belgrade, January 21st 2015
UniCredit Bank, official bank of UEFA Champions League, launched a quiz on Facebook and in this way enable connoisseurs of football to win a trip to Paris for two persons. Quiz runs untill January 31st 2015.
Belgrade, January 19th 2015
EUR 10 million loan to UniCredit will broaden access to housing and home improvement finance in Serbia The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) issued a new senior loan totalling EUR 10 million to UniCredit Bank Serbia, reaffirming the EFSE’s partnership with one of Serbia’s leading financial institutions. The new loan has been earmarked for on-lending to finance housing and home improvement projects for retail customers.
Belgrade, January 12th 2015
UniCredit was voted “Best Trade Finance Provider” in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), in the 2015 Euromoney Trade Finance Survey, and “Best Trade Finance Provider” in ten CEE countries; Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Turkey. The survey also rated UniCredit as the leading trade finance provider in the product categories for guarantees and open account payments.
Belgrade, December 29th 2014
UniCredit & Universities Foundation opened the call for allocation of four scholarships in amount of EUR 1,500 for the 1st UniCredit & Universities Summer School Programme abroad. The scholarships will enable students from 17 European countries where UniCredit operates, including Serbia, to attend at a Summer School lasting a maximum of three weeks in July and/or August 2015 at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics or London School of Economics. All interested may submit the applications until January 15th 2015.
Novi Sad, December 26th 2014
Keeping pace with global trends, UniCredit Bank has opened today the doors of its most modern branch in Novi Sad. Its design and functionality are in accordance with the results of research carried out at the level of the entire UniCredit Group, which have sought to identify the values that are most important for the clients of a bank. Based on these results, the created premises are not standard, and they were intended for both private individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises. The service model in the branch is fully adapted to the clients and aims to accelerate their maximum satisfaction and shorten the time from their entry to exit from the branch. New branch of UniCredit Bank is located at Katolička porta 2.
Belgrade, December 22nd 2014
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC, have signed a guarantee agreement to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Serbia under the Western Balkan Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (WB EDIF). The WB EDIF support will enable UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC to generate a new portfolio of loans worth a total of EUR 30m in the next two years to companies who will have easier access to finance while benefiting from substantially reduced pricing and collateral requirements.
Stara Pazova, December 11th 2014
After the first tranche of Municipal bonds in the amount of RSD 125 million, which were realized in early 2014, the municipality of Stara Pazova, officially starts public placement of the second tranche of bonds, which will be implemented under the patronage of UniCredit Bank. On this occasion, Djordje Radinovic, President of Municipality of Stara Pazova officially signed a contract with Enrico Verdoscia, member of the Executive Board of UniCredit Bank, in charge of Corporate and Investment Banking.
Belgrade, December 8th 2014
Thanks to the offer created in order to meet clients’ needs, UniCredit Bank in the first three quarters marked increase of 30% when it comes to the total number of approved dinar cash loans, in comparison with 2013. In addition, when we speak about the total amount of approved cash loans, increase of 40% was recorded.
Belgrade, November 27th 2014
Foundation Ana & Vlade Divac, UniCredit Foundation and UniCredit Bank, along with Smart Kolektiv and National Tourism Organization of Serbia, presented today the second edition of a competition ‘Idea for a Better Tomorrow’ within which the grants in the overall amount of EUR 45,000 will be allocated. In the competition, which has the aim to contribute to the development of social and existing business, can participate social enterprises, enterprises generating income by producing and selling of goods and services that have a social purpose as the main reason of their activities, enterprises reinvesting a part of their profit for achieving the social goal, small cooperatives, civic associations, limited liability companies, craft workshops, etc. In the period from November 27th until December 30th 2014, these categories are invited to submit their ideas which can (also) contribute to the promotion of positive image of Serbia abroad and increase in its export potential. In the final selection 20 best ideas will be shortlisted for grants from EUR 5,000 to 10,000.
Belgrade, November 26th 2014
In accordance with increasing interest of citizens and upcoming holidays during which we want to make happy our loved ones, UniCredit Bank also this year presented specially designed MasterCard gift card. The card and its gift package, which at the same time represents the greeting card, are made according to unique creative solution which meets the tastes of all ages, in a way that reflects magic of winter and reminiscent of childhood. Thanks to numerous functionalities of this product, UniCredit Bank, year after year, records continuous growth in number of issued gift cards. This is proven by the fact that so far over 50,000 gift cards were issued, while the average value which clients usually choose amounts RSD 7,000.
Belgrade, November 12th 2014
During yesterday’s meeting, the Board of Directors of UniCredit has appointed effective as of 16th February 2015, Carlo Vivaldi as the Head of Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) Division. In this function Vivaldi will succeed Gianni Franco Papa, who has already been designated in August, as the Group Deputy General Manager and Head of Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) Division.
Belgrade, November 5th 2014
Following its business policy and strategy which implies providing support for maintaining the business continuity of enterprises operating in Serbia, UniCredit Bank also this year’s joined Subsidized Loan Program. Involvement in this initiative resulted in over EUR 132 million of totaly disbursed subsidies loans, figure which positions UniCredit Bank as the first bank on the market when participation in this Program is concerned. Over 95% of these loans have been disbursed to segment of micro, small and medium enterprises, while the remaining amount refers to large companies segment.
Belgrade, October 23rd 2014
In the period from 14 until 19 October, almost 15,000 football fans visited the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit on its journey through Serbia. Thanks to this spectacular event, football admirers in Novi Sad, Nis and Belgrade had the opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of this prestigious club football competition and take photos not only with the famous trophy, but also with football legends Dejan Stanković, Michel Salgado and Dejan Savićević.
Belgrade, October 17th 2014
Final station of this year’s UEFA Champions Leagues presented by UniCredit is Belgrade and the ambassadors for this event in Serbia’s capital are Michel Salgado and Dejan Stankovic. Over three days, from 17 until 19 October, the iconic trophy will be exhibited on the Republic Square and all visitors will have the opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of the UEFA Champions League.
Vienna, October 2nd 2014
After kicking off the Tour in Bratislava, the most sought-after trophy in European club football is on display at Am Hof in downtown Vienna, from today until Saturday night. The sixth edition of the “UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit” is accompanied in Austria by legendary footballers Mark van Bommel and Michael Konsel. In the next two weeks, the Tour will visit Croatia and Serbia, eventually travelling a route of approximately 900 kilometres before returning home. True to the motto “Get close to Greatness”, the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour brings Europe’s most famous club football competition and its trophy closer to football fans.
Belgrade, September 30th 2014
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia, during September, has signed the Agreement on providing the banking services in regards to the payment of pupils and students loans and scholarships and performing the certain professional tasks with UniCredit Bank. Namely, as from this school year, UniCredit Bank will perform all the activities in regards to processing and payment of pupils and students loans and scholarships which will be implemented in the branches of this Bank.
Belgrade, September 24th 2014
Through funding provided by USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), a total of 3,090 households will have the opportunity to start renovating their homes and small businesses over the next three months. As part of these efforts, Mercy Corps has recently delivered UniCredit Bank gift cards to families affected by the May floods in both Sabac and Koceljeva.
Belgrade, September 22nd 2014
Thanks to the great interest of clients and upcoming UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit, UniCredit Bank organizes a promotional campaign during which all clients who from September 22nd to October 31st 2014 open Selector current account, in next 6 months will pay montlhy maintenance in amount of only RSD 1.
Belgrade, September 11th 2014
Promotional campaign “Gather the Team”, better known as “Super transfer”, which UniCredit Bank launched at the beginning of this year, was extended due to the huge interest of clients. Therefore all clients of UniCredit Bank, which until November 30th 2014 recommend to their friends to open an account in this bank, will receive MasterCard gift card in the amount of RSD 2,000.
Belgrade, September 8th 2014
From year to year, UniCredit Bank has been recording continuous growth of the market share when it comes to use of credit cards. To this growth significantly contributed the possibility of paying with credit cards in installments, without interest, as evidenced by the fact that they make more than 25% of total transactions with payment cards. According to data of July 2014, UniCredit Bank recorded a growth of 24.1%, in comparison to July of 2013, regarding the number of transactions in which clients use the option of payments in installments. At the same time, the bank has achieved growth of value of these transactions by 21.25%.
Belgrade, August 21st 2014
In order to improve Online Bank and in accordance with the requirements of clients who use this service, UniCredit Bank introduced additional funcionality, the virtual exchange office. Thanks to this new funcionality, bank's clients will be able to perform transactions such as buying or selling foreign currencies from their PCs, regardless the location and branch's working hours.
Obrenovac, July 28th 2014
UniCredit Bank’s branch in Obrenovac, which was temporarily closed in May due to the consequences caused by catastrophic floods, today was opened again. All citizens and legal entities, clients of Obrenovac’s branch located in Vojvode Mišica 168, from July 28th can perform all necessary transactions and obtain information regarding current products and services.
Požarevac, July 25th 2014
By the beginning of this week, UniCredit Bank relocated branch in Požarevac from Tabačka čaršija 13 to Trg Radomira Vujovića 12. UniCredit Bank's clients in this city can use all advantages which provide modern banking model in new state of the art premises.
Belgrade, July 7th 2014
UniCredit Bank, in collaboration with Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade and UniCredit and Universities Foundation, organized two-day „Young economists conference“. The conference was established in 2011 with the aim to support PhD students and young researchers in their further development.
Belgrade, June 25th 2014
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed two financing agreements totalling €50 million with UniCredit Bank aimed at providing support to Serbia’s private sector. A new loan of up to €40 million will be designated for on-lending to private SMEs whose access to finance is a challenge, especially in the aftermath of the recent floods. In addition, a €10 million mortgage loan will be extended with the aim to enhance financing for the private residential housing sector.
Belgrade, June 24th 2014
In order to support its clients who were affected by the floods, that destroyed numerous households, land and facilities, causing landfalls, UniCredit Bank introduced repayment relief measures aimed at easing the repayment of their loan obligations. These measures are referring to bank’s clients who live in flooded areas and thus were directly or indirectly endangered.
Belgrade, June 15th 2014
In spite of an impressive catch-up process CEE households´ net financial wealth in terms of GDP is one fourth that of the major developed countries on average, which indicates a significant scope for further convergence.
In terms of assets, a moderate shift towards institutionalized assets will continue in the next years, but cash and deposits will likely remain dominant
Regarding liabilities, housing loans will outpace consumer loans, when excluding Russia and Turkey.
Overall, banks will likely continue to be key financial intermediaries in CEE, with further potential to enhance their role as financial advisors for households.
Belgrade, June 4th 2014
At the beginning of this week, UniCredit Bank Serbia approved first loans from the Government's Subsidized Program which has the aim to ensure the business continuity of companies operating in this country. Entrepreneurs, micro, small and medium enterprises, as well as large corporate clients are eligible to apply for liquidity and working capital loans. In these first days, UniCredit Bank has already approved several loans which are being disbursed. These loans are approved for the repayment period of up to 18 months, which includes also grace period of up to 6 months.
Belgrade, May 29th 2014
At the very first moment after floods started and emergency situation was declared, UniCredit Group’s subsidiaries in Serbia, UniCredit Bank and UniCredit Leasing, engaged substantial efforts in finding modules aimed at supporting Serbia and its citizens who were affected by the floods. The initiatives conducted so far comprehend the donation of RSD 5,500,000 to State account, but also collection of humanitarian aid packages among UniCredit employees. Furthermore, with joint forces of the bank and its employees, more than RSD 1,328,000 was collected for colleagues who suffered the consequences of this natural disaster.
Belgrade, May 8th 2014
On April 30th, Management Board of UniCredit Bank Serbia has been enlarged by two new members, Ljiljana Beric in charge of Finance Division and Enrico Verdoscia responsible for Corporate and Investment Banking Division (CIB). Enrico took over the responsibilities from Branislav Radovanovic who was successfully leading CIB Division from 2007 and who continued his career outside UniCredit.
Belgrade, April 29th 2014
Thanks to the collaboration with Association of Business Women, UniCredit Bank joined, for the first time, the celebration of the International Girls’ Day. The activities which were organized in regards to this day had the aim to empower girls when choosing their future profession, and help them not to succumb to stereotypes, but to follow their personal interests and talents. UniCredit Bank hosted 12 girls of the seventh grade of elementary school "Vladislav Ribnikar" from Belgrade.
Belgrade, April 11th 2014
The project gains the Technobank 2014 Award for the best technology in banking. In the last three and a half years, no matter the challenging conditions on the global market, UniCredit Bank Serbia has continuously managed to build up its co-operation with Bassilichi CEE, an important Europe wide player in the field of POS business. Through this period of time, these two companies have not only succeeded to grow their existing business, but also to develop new models of collaboration.
Belgrade, April 3rd 2014
In the first quarter of 2014, UniCredit Bank recorded significant growth of demand in segment of cash loans both when number of apporved loans and total loan amount are concerned. Namely, the number of approved loans, in the first quarter of this year exceeded over 30% the number in comparison to the same period in 2013. Approximatelly 99% of approved loans were dinar loans.
Belgrade, March 28th 2014
On March 29, UniCredit will turn off the lights in more than 70 of its buildings around Europe for Earth Hour, marking the Group’s seventh consecutive year of participation in the global initiative to raise awareness of climate change.
Belgrade, March 18th 2014
Earlier this week, UniCredit Bank launched promotional campaign called “Gather the Team”, which will last until June 30th this year. The action has the aim to motivate satisfied clients to recommend UniCredit Bank to their friends, and to encourage the potential ones to open an account in this bank and in that way to “gather their team”. For initiators of “super transfer” who recommended UniCredit to their friends, the bank has provided MasterCard gift card in the amount of RSD 2,000. Each client can recommend up to five friends and in that way be awarded with total amount of RSD 10,000.
Belgrade, March 13th 2014
Despite persistent challenging circumstances and turbulences influencing the decrease in number of banks on the local market in 2013, UniCredit Bank managed to further reinforce its position of strong, stable and reliable player, one of the most important pillars of Serbian banking system. The bank confirmed its position number 3 on the market in terms of total assets, at the same time additionally strengthening customer business and broadening the range of customer services.
Belgrade, February 28th 2014
According to the request of its clients and current market conditions, UniCredit Bank reduced nominal interest rate for overdraft to 24.9% per annum for fully employed persons and to 23.9% p.a. for pensioners. This additional reduction of interest rate, which is targeting both current and future clients, place UniCredit Bank’s offer as one of the most competitive in the market. Furthermore, in order to support clients with suffer from temporarily lack in budget, bank offered them to use overdraft in amount of 12,000 RSD, without any interest rate
Belgrade, February 25th 2014
Keeping pace with the global trends, on Monday, February 24th UniCredit Bank opened the doors of its most modern branch in Serbia. The service model in the branch is fully adapted to the clients and aims to maximally enhance their satisfaction and shorten the time they spend in the branch, from the moment they enter, until they go out of the branch. New UniCredit Bank’s branch is located in Spanskih boraca 3.
Belgrade, February 5th 2014
This year UniCredit has joined a series of activities which have the aim to provide a wider social significance to the sponsorship of UEFA Champions League, as well as to convey a unique football spirit on all the fans. In order to bring closer the most popular football sport to the fans and promote sport, team spirit and healthy life, UniCredit, in collaboration with Panini, presented a virtual album with stickers of participants of this prestigious football competition for the season 2013/2014.
Belgrade, January 21st 2014
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) and UniCredit Bank Serbia signed a EUR 15 million senior loan facility agreement, which is aimed at further strengthening the bank’s housing and home improvement lending business with retail clients.
Vienna, January 14th 2014
Lending growth expected to be mainly driven by corporate segment in the next years.
Increase in deposits at a sound level supporting the CEE banking sectors shift towards a ‘new model’.
‘New model’ characterised by a more sustainable funding structure, strengthened liquidity as well as higher capital buffers
Belgrade, January 8th 2014
UniCredit Bank and Petroleum Industry of Serbia (NIS), as leaders in their own business fields, have made an additional step in their cooperation, ensuring additional benefits for their clients. Namely, due to their successful partnership, on 26 NIS Petrol and Gazprom petrol stations UniCredit Bank’s ATMs were installed allowing citizens, besides refilling the tank, also to withdraw cash at point of sale and to refill their wallets.