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CORPORATE KNIGHTS MAGAZINE NAMES INTESA SANPAOLO ONE OF THE WORLD’S 20 MOST SUSTAINABLE CORPORATIONS

18/01/2017

The Corporate Knights Index published by the Canadian magazine specialising in sustainable capitalism has ranked Intesa Sanpaolo one of the world’s 20 most sustainable corporations. It is the only Italian banking group to make the grade, thanks to a proven ability for developing risk and opportunity management strategies in the environmental, social and governance sectors.

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Response within 15 minutes with Banca Intesa’s Online cash loans

10/01/2017

Wishing to grant our clients access to additional funds in a simpler and more flexible way, Banca Intesa has provided them with an option to submit a loan application via e-banking app.

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Business hours during New Year and Christmas holiday period

29/12/2016

During New Year and Christmas holiday season, branch offices within Banca Intesa branch network will be closed on January 2, 3 and 7, 2017. The branch offices open on Saturdays will have changed business hours on December 31, 2016. On January 6, 2017, the branch network will run on shorter opening hours. More detailed information about business hours of individual Banca Intesa branches during the holiday season is available in the table at the following link .

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EUR 60 MILLION TO BENEFIT 3,000 SMEs IN SERBIA

07/12/2016

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Banca Intesa AD Beograd signed the first agreement in Serbia under the COSME programme, the European Commission’s programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), during a signature event held today in Belgrade, Serbia.

Thanks to the financial backing of the European Commission, EIF is providing a direct guarantee that will enable Banca Intesa to support 3,000 SMEs in Serbia over the next two years with EUR 60 million in loans on favourable terms - with increased maturities and without any hard collateral.

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) running from 2014 to 2020 with a total budget of EUR 2.3 billion. At least 60% of the programme will be devoted to easing access to finance for SMEs in Europe, with two financial instruments. The COSME Loan Guarantee Facility supports guarantees and counter-guarantees to financial institutions to help them provide more loans and lease finance to SMEs. This facility also includes securitisation of SME debt finance portfolios. The COSME programme also invests through the COSME Equity Facility for Growth in equity funds that provide risk capital to SMEs mainly in the expansion and growth stages.

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Draginja Djuric takes helm of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce’s banking board

30/11/2016

President of Banca Intesa Executive Board Draginja Djuric has been appointed as president of the newly-established banking board of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

According to Serbian Chamber of Commerce President Marko Cadez, the forming of the banking board, as well as the insurance board is especially important due to the great impact that the financial sector has on economic trends and the development of the Serbian economy.

“Through the work of this board we will do all we can to provide full support for the further development of the economy“, Draginja Djuric said at the constitutive session of the board.

The two boards comprise representatives of the 15 most important banks and 15 largest insurance companies in Serbia.

Draginja Djuric has been serving as President of Banca Intesa Executive Board since 2005. She is also a member of the Assembly of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the Management Board of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and the Presidency of the Association of Serbian Economists. Furthermore, Draginja Djuric is the President of the Business Council of Italy and Serbia, a member of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences’ Council and of the Association of Corporate Directors of Serbia, as well as the representative of Banca Intesa in the American Chamber of Commerce and the Foreign Investors Council.

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Draginja Đurić wins “Laureate of Virtue“ award for 2016

18/11/2016

The Mokra Gora School of Management has awarded Banca Intesa Executive Board President Draginja Đurić the “Laureate of Virtue“ award for 2016 for her contribution to female leadership in Serbia and the region.

The recognition, now in its seventh year, has been handed to Draginja Đurić as part of the Mokra Gora School of Management Vivaldi leadership forum entitled “Female leadership”.

The Mokra Gora School of Management, which is seeking to develop management and related knowledge and skills through its programmes, has established the Vivaldi leadership forums in a bid to recognize and award virtues of extraordinary business people who are engaged in creating new value.

Since 2005, Draginja Đurić has been leading the Executive Board of Banca Intesa, the leading bank in the Serbian market by all key performance indicators – total assets, loans and deposits.

Under her leadership Banca Intesa scooped numerous awards for bank of the year in Serbia granted by the most eminent international financial magazines, including The Banker, Euromoney and Global Finance.

Draginja Đurić has won a series of international and domestic recognitions. Renowned global financial institutions have declared her the bank of the year in Serbia for seven years, while she also took the “Banker of the Year“ award handed by the Club of business journalists of Serbia. Her contribution to the promotion and improvement of relations between Serbia and Italy brought her the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, while her support for the community was recognised by the order of Empress Milica – Venerable Eugenia of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

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Banca Intesa supports SME Day

10/11/2016

Event entitled SME Day – PMI Day 2016, organized by Confindustria Serbia, the association of Italian industrialists, with institutional support from the City of Sremska Mitrovica and mayor Vladimir Sanader and in cooperation with Banca Intesa was held today in Sremska Mitrovica.

SME Day – PMI Day 2016 was an opportunity for corporate, education and local community sector to start dialogue, when three companies, Luvata, Steeltec and Labor legno opened the door to their production facilities. They welcomed students, professors and local community representatives with the goal to allow the young have an insight into production world, company-employees relations and the importance of creating proper education that prepares future employees.

This is an initiative promoted and organized in Italy for the seventh time by Confindustria, the biggest and most important Italian association of production and service industry companies. This year, the event was organized in Serbia for the very first time.

A whole range of event characteristics, starting from the visual ones to the very concept of organization, was led by the motive “Let’s industrialize!”, with a clear message about the increasing development and expansion of entrepreneurial spirit among young people.

The importance of the event was also recognized by Banca Intesa, member of international banking group Intesa Sanpaolo with head office in Italy and the leading bank on the Serbian market

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Winners of Intesa Farmer 2016 competition announced

03/11/2016

Banca Intesa has announced the winners of the fourth annual Intesa Farmer choice of the most successful farmers. According to the expert jury, the winners of the competition are Vladimir Pavasović from Sremska Mitrovica, in the Intesa Crop Farmer category, Petar Dobrković from Bačka Topola in the Intesa Fruit Grower category, Antal Januško from Novo Orahovo in the Intesa Stockbreeder category, and Renata Nađ from Žabalj in the Intesa Vegetable Grower category. Milanka Trtović from Nova Varoš wont the award in the Slow Food Small Agricultural Producer category, which was introduced this year in collaboration with Slow Food Serbia.

Banca Intesa rewards the most successful participants of the competition with a trip to the Slow Food fair of good flavours in Stuttgart (Markt des guten Geschmacks – die Slow Food Messe), as well as vouchers worth RSD 100,000 for purchasing raw materials.

More than 550 farmers have applied to the fourth cycle of the Intesa Farmer competition, and the commission used general criteria that involve annual results achieved through agricultural production, owning a storage space, involvement of family members in the production process, as well as established cooperation with Banca Intesa.

The contestants were assessed by an expert jury, comprising Predrag Milenović, Head of the Small business Department at Banca Intesa, Đorđe Radulović, Head of the Agriculture Office at Banca Intesa, Vojislav Živanović, Sponsorship, Donations and Events Manager at Banca Intesa, Biagio Carrano, president of the Slow Food Serbia convivium, and Goran Đaković, editor in chief of the Agrobiznis magazine.

Banca Intesa has announced the winners of the fourth annual Intesa Farmer choice of the most successful farmers. According to the expert jury, the winners of the competition are Vladimir Pavasović from Sremska Mitrovica, in the Intesa Crop Farmer category, Petar Dobrković from Bačka Topola in the Intesa Fruit Grower category, Antal Januško from Novo Orahovo in the Intesa Stockbreeder category, and Renata Nađ from Žabalj in the Intesa Vegetable Grower category. Milanka Trtović from Nova Varoš wont the award in the Slow Food Small Agricultural Producer category, which was introduced this year in collaboration with Slow Food Serbia.

Banca Intesa rewards the most successful participants of the competition with a trip to the Slow Food fair of good flavours in Stuttgart (Markt des guten Geschmacks – die Slow Food Messe), as well as vouchers worth RSD 100,000 for purchasing raw materials.

More than 550 farmers have applied to the fourth cycle of the Intesa Farmer competition, and the commission used general criteria that involve annual results achieved through agricultural production, owning a storage space, involvement of family members in the production process, as well as established cooperation with Banca Intesa.

The contestants were assessed by an expert jury, comprising Predrag Milenović, Head of the Small business Department at Banca Intesa, Đorđe Radulović, Head of the Agriculture Office at Banca Intesa, Vojislav Živanović, Sponsorship, Donations and Events Manager at Banca Intesa, Biagio Carrano, president of the Slow Food Serbia convivium, and Goran Đaković, editor in chief of the Agrobiznis magazine.

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Housing loans with even lower interest rates and fixed monthly instalments

20/10/2016

Banca Intesa has additionally improved its offer of housing loans indexed in euro, which it now approves with an even lower interest rate, and is the first on the market to introduce loans for real estate purchase in euro with a fixed monthly instalment rate throughout the entire period of payment, up to 20 years.

Housing loans insured at the National Corporation for Insurance of Housing Loans (NKOSK) are now available with an interest rate of 2.59% (2.79% plus six-month EURIBOR) on the annual level and a repayment deadline of up to 15 years, which is the most favourable offer on the market for euro-indexed loans for purchase of real estate with a maturity period of 180 months. Loans with a repayment period of 15-30 years are approved with an annual interest rate from 2.70 to 2.89 percent (from 2.90 percent plus six month EURIBOR to 3.09 percent plus six-month EURIBOR), while loans insured at NKOSK with fixed monthly instalments are approved with a repayment period of up to 20 years, with an annual interest rate of 3.5 percent during the entire period of the repayment.

Loans are available with no fees for early payment from personal assets and with no obligation to buy life insurance, with a minimal participation of 20% of the sale value of the real estate, and the offer will be available until the end of the year.

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Banca Intesa introduces first mobile wallet in domestic market

10/10/2016

Banca Intesa, in cooperation with VISA, has launched in the Serbian market revolutionary Wave2Pay contactless payment service via mobile phones based on advanced HCE (Host Card Emulation) technology. Wave2Pay, the first mobile wallet in domestic market, is available to all users of Banca Intesa Visa Inspire and Visa Electron payment cards who have smartphones with Android OS version 4.4 or later and NFC (Near Feld Communication) technology.

Wave2Pay service allows contactless mobile payment of goods and services on all POS terminals that accept contactless payment with Visa cards in Serbia and abroad. The service also enables customers to see their account balance and all transactions made with the payment card.

In order to be able to use the service, a customer needs to activate Wave2Pay mobile app that can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store.

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