Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) is part of the Raiffeisen Banking Group in Austria (RBG), the largest and strongest banking group in the country in terms of balance sheet total. The RBG represents about one quarter of the Austrian banking market. With 434 autonomous, local Raiffeisen banks, the RBG has the densests network of banks in the country with around 1,500 outlets. The RBG employs about 29,000 people in Austria.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Western Europe (CEE) as its home market. 14 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the Group comprises numerous other financial services providers, for instance in the fields of leasing, asset management, as well as M&A.
In total, arount 50,000 employees serve 17.0 million customers through around 2,500 business outlets (pro forma figures combined banks as per 31 December 2016), thereof a majority in CEE. Since 2005, RBI's shares have been listed on the Vienna Stock Echange.
RBI is on of Austria's leading commercial and investment banks, its balance sheet total (post-merger) amounts to EUR 135 billion (as per 31 December 2016).
In March 2017, the merger of RZB and RBI took place. The combined institute operates under the name Raiffeisen Bank International AG, as previously the case for RBI, and RBI's shares will continue to be listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RBI took over all rights, obligations and duties of the transferring company RZB.
One of the largest banking groups in CEE
RBI was already active in CEE even before the process of political transition started in the region and the "Iron Curtain" fell: already back in 1986, its first CEE subsidiary bank was founded in Hungary. Therefore, the bank looks back on 30 years of experience in the region's banking business.
Niche player on the international markets
To support its business activities RBI operates representetive offices as well as service branches as selected Asian and Western Europian locations.