Open Joint-Stock Company Promsvyazbank (PSB) is one of Russia’s leading privately owned banks, successfully operating since 1995. As at 1 October 2010, PSB ranked 9th by assets among Russian banks, according to Interfax information agency. From ...
Open Joint-Stock Company Promsvyazbank (PSB) is one of Russia’s leading privately owned banks, successfully operating since 1995. As at 1 October 2010, PSB ranked 9th by assets among Russian banks, according to Interfax information agency. From being a No. 63 bank by assets in 1998, in ten years PSB has grown into one of the largest banks in Russia. PSB is a universal financial services provider engaged in commercial banking, retail banking, private banking, investment banking, and SME banking. As at 1 October 2010, PSB offered services to almost 400,000 retail borrowers and depositors and over 93,000 corporate clients. The number of active cards issued by the Bank reached 1 000,000. Since the opening of its first branch in 1996, PSB has been consistently expanding its regional footprint. Today, PSB branches operate in all economically developed regions of Russia, and a relatively dense network covers Moscow and the Moscow region. As at 1 May 2011, PSB domestic network consisted of about 246 points of sale in more than 90 communities across Russia. The Bank has over 1,200 ATMs in the country. In addition to the domestic network, PSB has a branch and a retail office in Cyprus, as well as foreign representative offices in Ukraine, China and India. Strong expertise in factoring and trade finance. As at 9M2010, PSB was a market leader in the Russian factoring market with a 27.4% share, according to Expert RA rating agency. PSB has also been one of the largest and most active players in trade finance in Russia (with 11% market share, as calculated from the S.W.I.F.T. data). In 2007 and 2008, PSB received the EBRD award as “The Most Active Issuing Bank under the EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme in Russia”, and was awarded the title of “The Best Bank in Trade Finance in Emerging Europe for 2008” by Euromoney magazine. PSB is rated by two major international credit ratings agencies: Moody’s Investors Services and Fitch Ratings. The majority owners of PSB are Messrs. Dmitry and Alexey Ananiev. Mr. Dmitry Ananiev is member of the Federation Council and Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Financial Markets and Currency Circulation. Mr. Alexey Ananiev is Chairman of PSB’s Board of Directors. Commerzbank Auslandsbanken Holding AG, a subsidiary of a leading German bank Commerzbank AG, has been a minority shareholder since 2006, with a 15.32% equity stake. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development became a new PSB shareholder with an 11.75% stake in February 2010. This is the largest EBRD equity investment in a Russian bank to date.