Herbert Stepic

Event: 21st Austria & Advantage Austria: Re-Think Central and Eastern Europe - An Austrian Perspective

On September 23, 2014, 21st Austria and Advantage Austria UK will host a panel discussion at the City of London's Gherkin skyscraper. Herbert Stepic, former CEO of RBI Raiffeisen Bank International and Georg Karabaczek, Austrian Trade Commissioner for the UK will focuse on the topic "Re-Think Central and Eastern Europe: An Austrian Perspective on Diversity in Performance, Challenges and Avenues of Growth". Panellists also include Pasquale Diana, Mario Holzner and Eduard Zehetner.

August 1, 2014

„EU Did Not Care About Ukraine“

Herbert Stepic, former CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International, criticizes the EU fiercely.

March 1, 2014

RBI CEO under Suspicion of Prosecution against Corruption

Karl Sevelda, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), is suspected of having sold company’s shares of a commodity trader below their value. The prosecution in Vienna is now searching Sevelda’s office.

December 18, 2013

RBI Trying to Avoid Becoming “Cash Cow“ in Hungary

In an interview with “Wirtschaftsblatt“, CEO of RBI Karl Sevelda talks about further burdens in Hungary and the bank’s reaction to them, capital increase and how participation capital can be replaced.

July 29, 2013

RBI Will Take Its Time With the Repayment of Participation Capital

It is not yet clear when RBI will pay back state participation capital in the amount of € 1.75bn.

June 27, 2013

RBI: Karl Sevelda Named New CEO

Raiffeisen Bank International AG named Karl Sevelda as its new chief executive, following Herbert Stepic's recent offer to resign the post.

June 7, 2013

RBI Supervisory Board to Elect Stepic’s Successor

On Friday, the supervisory board will vote on former CEO Herbert Stepic’s successor for listed Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI).

June 7, 2013

RBI: Stepic’s Successor to Be Announced Next Week

Former CEO of RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) Herbert Stepic has publicly declared his resignation last week. The announcement to his successor is a long time in the coming.

May 28, 2013

Austria: New CEO for RBI to Be Announced "In The Coming Days"

On Monday, the supvising boad will negotiate about the filling of the post for the CEO of listed Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI).

May 27, 2013

RBI: Meeting About Stepic’s Successor on Monday

Today, Herbert Stepic announced his resignation as CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) due to personal reasons.

May 24, 2013

Austria: Stepic Offers Resignation

Herbert Stepic offers his resignation as CEO of RBI.

May 24, 2013

Austrian Top Banker to Appear in „Offshore-Leaks“

For the first time, a European top banker appears in the “Offshore-Leaks” database. CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) Herbert Stepic is coming under massive pressure.

May 23, 2013

RBI to Take Over Bank of Cyprus Affiliate?

The Bank of Cyprus has split up with the assets of its Romanian affiliate. Apart from RBI, Banca Transilvania is a potential buyer.

April 18, 2013

RBI to Acquire More Clients in Romania

RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) is attaining a portfolio of private clients by Citibank via affiliate Raiffeisen Bank S. A.

March 21, 2013

“Operations of Austrian Banks in CESEE Region Are a Success Story“

Regarding the Austrian banking sector, governor of OeNB (Austrian Central Bank) Ewald Nowotny demonstrates cautious optimism.

January 30, 2013

Austria: Non Performing Loans on the Rise

According to RBI´s (Raiffeisen Bank International) CEO Herbert Stepic, the NPL quota has risen in Austria last year.

January 29, 2013

Stepic on Austrian Banking Sector: „There is some Need for Reforms”

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper “Presse”, RBI`s (Raiffeisen Bank International) CEO Herbert Stepic explains that the current situation of the Austrian banking sector is ambiguous.

January 19, 2013 · Updated: January 19, 2013; 19:31

Stepic: „CESEE Region Faces Challenging Year“

RBI´s (Raiffeisen Bank International) CEO Herbert Stepic explained that central, eastern and southeastern Europe is still Europe´s growth engine.

January 15, 2013

Bank Taxes: RZB Records Costs of € 168m

For Austrian RZB (Raiffeisen Zentralbank), bank taxes in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia come at € 168m. RZB will not leave Hungary, CEO Rothensteiner says.

December 20, 2012

Hungary: Small Concession for Banking Industry

The banking sector in Hungary is under pressure. The government in Budapest decided to pay back debts of municipalities by the end of the year.

November 24, 2012

RBI Threatens to Leave Hungary

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International criticizes the burden for the banking sector in Hungary.

November 22, 2012

RBI: We Will Not Leave Hungary

Herbert Stepic, CEO of Austrian RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) is highly dissatisfied with Hungary´s decision not to reduce bank taxes. However, RBI will stay, he says.

October 18, 2012 · Updated: October 18, 2012; 17:08

RBI Cuts Slovenian Subsidiary Radically

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International plans to lay off the half of its workforce in Slovania.

October 16, 2012

Stepic: “Must Reduce Lending in CESEE”

The CEO of Austrian RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) Herbert Stepic explains that new lending in Eastern Europe must be reduced substantially.

October 11, 2012

Raiffeisen: CEE Network to be Closed

Austrian RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International) announces that the expansion in Central and Eastern Europe will be concluded soon.

October 1, 2012

Crisis in Eurozone: Stepic Is Optimistic

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper “Presse”, RBI´s CEO Herbert Stepic expects that the crisis will be managed until 2015.

August 25, 2012

Bank Insolvency Law: No Austrian Solo Run

Austria´s government changed its mind. There will be no national bank insolvency law. Austria will wait for a European solution instead.

July 23, 2012

RBI: Bad Development in Hungary

Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International expects that the development of non-performing loans is stable this year.

July 21, 2012

Austerity Program at RBI

Raiffeisen Bank International´s CEO Herbert Stepic is against a capital increase. The market conditions would be unfavorable.

July 20, 2012

Greece and Eurobonds Divide Austria

The Greek exit and the introduction of Eurobonds are discussed heatedly. In Austria, there is no clear tendency.

May 25, 2012

Austria Tries to Adapt its Image

In order to attract foreign investors, Austrian companies are attempting to amend the country’s image. Instead of tourism and culture, the industrial sector and the expertise should be underlined.

April 13, 2012

RBI Is Optimistic to Reach Solution in Hungary

On the occasion of a investor conference in London, Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International talked about risks in Hungary and capital requirements by EBA.

March 31, 2012

RBI Is Optimistic to Reach Equity Requirements Without Capital Increase

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International sees no need to raise capital. The 9.0% Tier 1 quota should be reached by June.

March 30, 2012

Banks have CEE-Subsidiaries „Under Control“

RBI´s CEO Herbert Stepic criticizes the skepticism against banking in Central and Eastern Europe. The economist Aiginger sees more advantages than risks for Austrian banks.

March 21, 2012

Stepic Criticizes Rating Agencies Sharply

For Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), statements given by the U.S. rating agencies are “undifferentiated”.

February 20, 2012

Stepic: „Reaching AAA Again Is Possible“

RBI´s CEO Herbert Stepic thinks that due to the strength of Austria´s real economy, re-gaining the triple A is possible within the next years.

January 28, 2012

RBI´s CEO Expects € 60m Losses in Hungary

Herbert Stepic, CEO of Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International, emphasizes to stay in Hungary. The foreign currency debt conversion causes severe losses.

January 26, 2012

Austrian Banks Claim to Continue „Vienna Initiative“

In 2009, international banks agreed on maintaining their lending operations in Eastern Europe. Now, the cooperation should be extended.

January 18, 2012

Hungary: High Losses for Banks

According to the Hungarian banking association, costs for the coerced conversion of foreign currency loans reach about € 952m.

January 4, 2012

RBI Rules Out Sale of Eastern European Subsidiaries

CEO Herbert Stepic expects a very difficult year 2012 for the entire banking industry.

December 29, 2011

Capital Increase for Raiffeisen Hungary

In light of massive loss expectations the Hungarian subsidiary will reduce its headcount and close down several branches.

December 23, 2011

RBI Posts Decline in Nine-Month Profit

The Austrian bank might have to write down the goodwill on its Ukrainian subsidiary. Consolidated profit declined by 4.8% to € 745m in the first three quarters.

November 24, 2011

Increasing Capital Requirements for Austrian Banks

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) needs to raise its equity base by € 2.5bn instead of € 1.9bn, the bank supervision claims.

November 19, 2011

Ingrid Krenn-Ditz Becomes the New Head of RBI’s PR Department

According to Raiffeisen Bank International AG’s, in November 2011 Ingrid Krenn-Ditz will take over the management of the Public Relations department.

October 24, 2011

Declining Profits for ATX Companies

Analysts expect Vienna-listed companies to report substantial lower profits. Even losses are feared.

October 24, 2011

Sergey Monin Appointed as CEO of Raiffeisenbank in Russia

He succeeds Pavel Gurin who passed away at the start of September. The appointment is subject to approval of the Russian Central Bank.

September 30, 2011

RBI – Capital Increase May Be an Option

The Austrian bank posted strong results for the first six months of the year. Consolidated profit increased by almost one third year-on-year.

August 25, 2011

Stepic: Austria is Destroying its Business Location

The CEO of Raiffeisen International Bank (RBI), Herbert Stepic, considers the domestic business location to be in grave danger.

February 12, 2011

Raiffeisen CEO Stepic: CEE Continues Being Europe’s Growth Driver

The boss of Raiffeisen Bank International Bank (RBI), Herbert Stepic, sees the CEE region continuing as long-term growth driver for Europe.

November 8, 2010

Raiffeisen Participates in Bid for Polbank

Raiffeisen International Bank (RBI) tries to get into the act concerning the sale of Polbank. The eighth largest bank in Poland is currently owned by EFG Euro Bank, which is offering its Polish interest for sale.

November 3, 2010
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