Major Loss at VBI

Professional ServicesBanks ♦ Published: June 15, 2012; 12:20 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Sberbank-owned Volksbank International (VBI) recorded a net loss of € 95.5m last year.

Major Loss at VBI / Picture: ©

Since February, the Vienna-based VBI is wholly-owned by Russian Sberbank. The Austrian financially stricken VBAG had to sell VBI after a series of loss-making years in Eastern Europe.

VBI had to register impairment losses of € 158.6m. In Hungary, the write-offs came at € 112m. The net income totalled € -160.4m. After dissolving reserves, the net loss amounted to € 95.47m.…