Ural Bank for Reconstruction and Development (UBRD) was established in 1990. It provides a full range of banking services: corporate, retail and correspondent banking, domestic and international settlements, cash services, loans and deposits to individuals and corporate clients, collective and individual trust assets manaement, investment consulting, broker services on Russian stock exchanges. UBRD is a member of the MasterCard Europe international payment system with the Affiliate status and a member of VISA Int. with Principal Status. Bank participates in the state deposit insurance scheme for individuals. The merger with Sverdlsotsbank (Ekaterinburg) which was completed in 2005 allowed UBRD to expand field of business within home region and significantly strengthen its positions by principal financial indicators. UBRD is among 3 largest banks in Ural federal district according to the key figures (assets, profit, deposits from individuals, loan portfolio, brunch network). UBRD is an active player on Russian stock and OTC market. Bank is permanently one of the leading operators on the precious metals market and it is also one of the most active participants in exchange trade in Russia. UBRD launched its first ruble bond issue for RUB 500 million in 2005 and so became the first bank in the Ural region borrowing from public capital markets. In 2006 bank successfully placed a second bond issue for RUB 1 billion and there was also a third placement for RUB 2 billion in 2011. In accordance with its strategy through 2013 UBRD sets the following targets: to stay independent of any financial industrial group; retail business priority: providing services to individuals with different levels of income; to continue providing standard commercial banking services and besides lease and factoring; to extend existing branch network all over the country; to develop remote access systems for customers.