Raiffeisenbank a.s. is an important banking institution that provides wide range of banking services to private and corporate clientele in the Czech Republic. Raiffeisenbank is a member of Austrian Raiffeisen Group that also offers products and services in the Czech Republic in the area of building savings (Raiffeisen stavební spořitelna), insurance (UNIQA pojišťovna) and leasing (Raiffeisen-Leasing, Raiffeisen-Leasing Real Estate). Raiffeisenbank has merged with eBanka, a.s., in 1998.
In 2012, the bank increased its net profit by 22% to CZK 2.22 billion. According to total assets over CZK 200 billion, the bank is 5th largest in the market. Raiffeisenbank serves clients at more than 120 branches and business client centres throughout Czech Republic. The bank also provides services of specialized mortgage centres, personal, corporate and business advisors.
Various local and international awards proof the quality of serrvice. In 2011 eKonto was named as Best Account of the Year for the fourth time. In 2010, the bank received three Golden Crowns for direct banking SME accounts and SME loans.
The majority shareholder of Raiffeisenbank with 51 per cent of the shares is Austrian financial institution, Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI), which parent company is Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB). Additional shareholders include Raiffeisen Zentralbank AG with 24 per cent and RB Prag-Beteiligungs GmbH with 25 per cent. RBI originated from the merger of the spun-off areas of RZB with Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG. The transaction was legally completed in October 2010.
The RBI Group´s consistent commitment to quality is regularly reflected by a broad range of local and international awards, including by such leading finance industry publications as "The Banker", "Euromoney" and "Global Finance".
From the very beginning, Raiffeisenbank has offered its services with emphasis on the particular needs of clients in the various regions. Besides its business activities, Raiffeisenbank is also involved in a number of community service activities related to culture, education and charity, reflecting Raiffeisen’s 140-year tradition.