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RZB Raiffeisen Zentralbank

Does RBI Need a Partner?

The Austrian “Wiener Zeitung” reports that RBI (Raiffeisenbank International), the second-biggest lender in the CESEE region, has a capital requirement of more than € 5.0bn.

July 17, 2013

VBAG And RZB Group Reach An Agreement

VBAG and RZB Group conclude contract on the aquisition of assets.

June 27, 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

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

Raiffeisen Centrobank to Join Prague Stock Exchange

Raiffeisen Centrobank joins the Prague Stock Exchange as trading member.

May 22, 2013

Austria: Three Major Banks Have Made Their „Last Will“

Three Austrian banks have already made their „testament“. Erste Group, Raiffeisen and Bank Austria have presented plans for a possible restructuring. The plans are part of the future bank insolvency law.

May 22, 2013

CEE/CESEE: Banking Sector on Fastlane

The banking sector in CEE continues to outperform its Western European counterpart.

May 13, 2013

Maria Fekter: Hot-Tempered Lady At the Fireplace

Raiffeisen Centralbank (RZB) organized a „fireplace chat“ with Finance Minister Maria Fekter which took place on May 7 in Vienna.

May 8, 2013

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Yearly Report

April 30, 2013

Rothensteiner: „Strictly Against Discussion“

Head of RZB (Raiffeisen Zentralbank) Walter Rothensteiner is everything else but happy about the current discussion about the bank secret and deposit guarantee.

April 17, 2013

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Yearly Report

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Yearly Report

April 16, 2013

Austria: RZB About to Take Over Assets of VBAG?

The possible takeover by RZB is still kept in the dark. RBI, however, might absorb Citibank Romania.

March 8, 2013

Size of Austrian Bank Aid: € 20bn

Since 2008, the Austrian state has injected more than € 8bn into domestic banks. Guarantees total € 12bn.

February 5, 2013

Rothensteiner: „Bank Taxes Cause a Cut in Lending”

Walter Rothensteiner, CEO of Austrian RZB (Raiffeisen Zentralbank) says that bank taxes have a detrimental impact on the economic development.

February 5, 2013

VBAG: Raiffeisen Tries to Justify Breach of Contract

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper “Standard”, RZB´s (Raiffeisen Zentralbank) CEO Walter Rothensteiner explains why the banking group did not acquire loas from VBAG.

January 16, 2013

Fitch: Austrian Banking Industry Depends on CESEE

According to the U.S. rating agency, the situation of Austrian banks strongly depends on the development in central, east and southeast Europe.

January 14, 2013

RZB: „Hypo Group Is No Issue“

Walter Rothensteiner, CEO of Austrian RZB (Raiffeisen Zentralbank) will not bid for Hypo Group´s subsidiaries.

December 21, 2012

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

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Change of law on securities other than shares

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG / Change of law on securities other than shares

December 18, 2012

Interest Rates Reach New Record Low

Today, the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) has presented the development of interest rates in the third quarter. OeNB does not fear a credit crunch.

December 4, 2012

Rothensteiner: „No Credit Crunch“

Walter Rothensteiner, CEO of Austrian Raiffeisen Zentralbank, thinks that the capital shortfall of European banks does not limit credit supply.

December 3, 2012

Gloomy Prospects for Ukraine

Economic slowdown is gaining momentum: GDP slumped by 1.3% yoy in the 3rd quarter, while industrial output contracted for 5th month in a row in October (by 4.2% yoy), Austrian RZB states.

November 19, 2012

Romania Hopes for New IMF Loan

The economic situation remains gloomy. Foreign direct investments are weakening. The economic outlook is rather decent.

November 13, 2012

Romanian Economy to Shrink Further

With a large negative contribution expected to come from agriculture, real GDP should decline again in Q3 in quarterly terms (as well in annual terms). The contraction is likely to be larger than initially expected, Raiffeisen Zentralbank forecasts.

October 30, 2012

FMA: „Austria is Open to Blackmail by Banks”

Kurt Pribil, director of the Austrian Financial Market Authority, thinks that the nationalization of banks has shown that the Austrian state is still under pressure.

October 23, 2012

RZB Group Exceeds EBA Capital requirements

EBA Core Tier 1 capital ratio of 10.0 per cent (excluding retained earnings) as of 30 June 2012. The Bank is thus one percentage point above the requirement

October 3, 2012

Austrian Banks Meet Substantially Increased Capital Requirements

EBA exercise to strengthen capital positions of large European banks concluded: Erste Group Bank AG and Raiffeisen Zentralbank AG meet the increased Capital Requirements, Austrian National Bank announces.

October 3, 2012

„Banking Union Must Not Become Burden for Real Economy“

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) underlines that the banking union must be competition-neutral. Above all, the real economy must not face liquidity constraints, IV says.

September 13, 2012

RZB Posts Moderate Profit Increase

RZB´s (Raiffeisen Zentralbank) profit before tax rose 6.2 per cent to € 931m. Return on Equity increased mildly to 16.2 per cent (+0.4 percentage points)

August 29, 2012

€ 500m Cash Capital Increase by Uniqa Completed

Upon termination of the subscription offer, Austrian UNIQA Versicherungen AG has placed all 47,619,048 new shares offered in the cash capital increase.

July 13, 2012

Austrian Banks Fulfilled EBA Requirements

The European Banking Authority published today an overview report on the implementation of the capital exercise. The vast majority of the banks in the sample meet the required ratio of 9% Core Tier 1 (CT1).

July 11, 2012

CESEE: „Nothing Has Changed“

Walter Rothensteiner, CEO of Austrian Raiffeisen Zentralbank, is convinced of the success of the expansion into the CESEE region.

June 26, 2012

Rothensteiner Succeeds Konrad

Walter Rothensteiner becomes general attorney of the Austrian Raiffeisen sector. Christian Konrad resigned.

June 25, 2012

RZB Wants to Keep Austrian Deposit Protection

Raiffeisen Zentralbank´s CEO Walter Rothensteiner is skeptical of the European deposit protection proposal.

June 15, 2012

New Supervisory Board at Uniqa

New Supervisory Board Chairman of the Austrian insurance group is RZB´s CEO Walter Rothensteiner, who succeeds Christian Konrad.

May 30, 2012

RZB Capital Increase Completed

Raiffeisen Zentralbank´s shareholders subscribe core tier 1capital in the amount of roughly € 852m. The EBA capital requirements is already exceeded as a result.

May 23, 2012

Rothensteiner: Return to Drachma would be „Utter Chaos“

The CEO of the Austrian RZB (Raiffeisen Zentralbank) warns of a Greek exit. At the moment, there would be not contagiousness for Spain or Italy.

May 21, 2012

Raiffeisen Plans Capital Increase

The Austrian regional bank RLB Lower Austria – Vienna increases its capital base by € 500m, the chairman Erwin Hameseder says.

May 14, 2012

RZB´s Rothensteiner: „Not Interested in VBAG“

Walter Rothensteiner, CEO of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB), does not see a suitable takeover target in the partly nationalized VBAG.

April 28, 2012

RZB to Increase Capital

In order to cover its capital shortfall, RZB (Raiffeisen Zentralbank plans a capital increase of € 840m. Participation capital will turn into core Tier 1 capital as per EBA definition.

April 20, 2012

Big Exposure in Spain and Portugal

In total, Austrian banks have an exposure of € 4.3bn in the financially stricken EU-countries Spain and Portugal.

April 19, 2012

RZB Group: Profits Fell by 38%

The Austrian banking group posts an operating income of € 5,416m (minus 1.5 per cent). Profit before tax reached € 1,144m (minus 11.5 per cent).

April 17, 2012

Raiffeisen Fixes Change in Leadership

The supervisory board of Raiffeisenlandesbank Lower Austria - Vienna approves the changes in leadership. Hameseder succeeds Konrad.

April 11, 2012

S&P: Austrian Banks Still Weakly Capitalized

The U.S. rating agency S&P regards Austrian banks to record high capital shortfalls.

April 11, 2012

Raiffeisen: Buchleitner Succeeds Hameseder

The series of staffing changes at the Raiffeisen sector goes on. General attorney Konrad leaves, Hameseder succeeds. RWA´s CEO Klaus Buchleitner replaces Hameseder.

April 4, 2012

Konrad to Leave RZB

Christian Konrad, general attorney of the Raiffeisen sector and chairman of RZB supervisory board, will step down in June. Successors are already designated.

April 2, 2012

Pröll Declines Konrad´s Succession

Josef Pröll, former Austrian Minister of Finance, excludes rumors about the succession of RZB´s chairman Christian Konrad.

March 30, 2012

Rothensteiner Against Bank Insolvencies

Raiffeisen Zentralbank´s CEO Walter Rothensteiner is against the discussion about bank insolvencies.

March 24, 2012
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