Bank Austria, a Member of UniCredit, is the clear number one in the Austrian banking sector. As a modern and dynamic universal bank Bank Austria provides its customers access to international financial markets. Within UniCredit, Bank Austria is responsible for the growth region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The Group is by far the Number One in this region.
Since the early 1990s, Bank Austria has pursued a targeted expansion strategy in Central and Eastern Europe. Today, the new CEE network of UniCredit covers 23 countries and 3,100 branches, around 65,000 employees are serving 24 million customers. Hence the group is by far the leading bank in the region, it is twice as large as the nearest international competitor in CEE.
UniCredit maintains offices in the following countries: Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.
|2008||Legal name changed from Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG to UniCredit Bank Austria AG.|
In January, HVB sells its 77.53 per cent shareholding in
On 10 January: BA-CA receives HVB's operations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
On 11 January: BA-CA takes over majority interest in Russian International Moscow Bank (IMB) from HVB and increases its shareholding to 100% through several steps in the course of
On 23 January: UniCredit adopts resolution concerning a squeezeout at BA-CA and HVB.
First quarter of 2007: First rebranding projects completed in CEE: HVB Bank Hungary, HVB Serbia and HVB Bank Latvia become "UniCredit Bank".
1 April: Integration of UniBanka in Slovakia and HVB Bank Slovakia to form UniCredit Bank.
27 April: In Bulgaria, Bulbank, HVB Bank Biochim and Hebros Bank merge to form UniCredit Bulbank, which thereby becomes the market leader in the country, with total assets of about € 4.2 bn.
3 May: Among other resolutions, the Annual General Meeting of BA-CA AG passes a resolution on the squeeze-out.
5 July: BA-CA decides to acquire a 94.20% shareholding interest in Ukrainian Ukrsotsbank (USB); acquisition ﬁnalised on
31 July: Acquisition of the Russian investment bank Aton.
5 November: Merger of the banking subsidiaries in the Czech Republic completed. HVB Bank and Zivnostenská banka become the new UniCredit Bank.
13 November: Acquisition of ATF Bank in Kazakhstan completed.
In June, BA-CA completes sale of Croatian subsidiary
In September, the merger between
On 1 Otober the integration in UniCredit's divisional structure is completed.
In November, closing of the sale of BA-CA's Polish banking subsidiary Bank BPH to UniCredit.
In December, Management Board adopts a resolution for a capital increase against the contribution in kind of
On 28 December BA-CA takes over the 19.77 per cent interest in IMB held by VTB Bank (France) SA (previously Banque Commerciale pour l'Europe du Nord-EUROBANK) for a price of US$ 395 million.
Purchase of the Bulgarian "Hebros Bank" is completed. Together with existing subsidiary "HVB Bank Biochim" BA-CA becomes number 3 in Bulgaria and strengthens its presence there.
On 12 June 2005 UniCredit’s Board of Directors and HVB’s Management and Supervisory Board approved the combination of HVB and UniCredit. This is the largest cross-border banking merger in Europe so far.
The agreement to merge HVB Bank Romania with Banca Tiriac makes BA-CA the number 4 bank in Romania, with a market share of 7.5 %.
Completion of the merger of HVB Bank Serbia and Montenegro with Eksimbanka.
On 18 November, BA-CA becomes a member of
Acquisition of Nova banjalucka banka, a Bosnian bank.
Following the integration of BPH and PBK the name of the Polish subsidiary changes to the new brand name "Bank BPH".
Legal merger of the two banking subsidiaries "HVB Bank" and "Central Profit Banka" in Bosnia and Herzegovina to form "HVB Central Profit Banka".
|2003||Opening of a representative office in Macedonia.|
In March, BA-CA opened a representative office in Macedonia and, in June, took over Central Profit Banka, Bosnia's third-largest bank.
At the beginning of July, BA-CA acquired CAC Leasing in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia and assumed market leadership in the leasing industry in both countries. Splitska Banka and HVB Croatia merged to become the third-largest bank in Croatia. On 9 July, BA-CA returned to the Vienna stock exchange and on 14 October became the first foreign enterprise to be listed on the Warsaw stock exchange (second listing). After taking over the HVB Group’s residual stake in the Polish Bank BPH in November, BA-CA now holds about 71 percent of Poland’s third-largest bank.
|2002||Acquisition of Splitska banka in Croatia and of Biochim in Bulgaria. Establishment of HVB Bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina.|
Bank BPH started operating in Poland as the country’s new No. 3 bank.
|2001||Establishment of HVB Yugoslavia.|
2001 BA-CA took over HVB's operations in Central and Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia), thereby effectively doubling its total assets in CEE. BA-CA is now in control of the region’s leading banking network.
|2000||Acquisition of a majority interest in the Polish bank PBK.|
2000 BA-CA was merged with HypoVereinsbank of Germany and became the Group’s competence centre for Austria and Central and Eastern Europe.
Acquisition of the remaining shares in Creditanstalt. Establishment of Bank Austria Creditanstalt Romania S.A.
||Acquisition by Bank Austria of Creditanstalt shares held by the Republic of Austria. Acquisition of an equity interest in PBK, the third-largest Polish bank, and establishment of Bank Austria Croatia.|
|1993||Establishment of Creditanstalt a.s. in Bratislava.|
|1992||Opening of Bank Austria Branch in Moscow.|
||Merger of Länderbank and Zentralsparkasse und Kommerzialbank to form Bank Austria. Establishment of Creditanstalt a.s. in Prague, Creditanstalt S.A. in Warsaw (first foreign bank in Poland) and Länderbank Ljubljana d.d.|
|1990||Establishment of Creditanstalt Rt. in Hungary.|
||Creditanstalt, Bayerische Vereinsbank, three Soviet and three Western banks jointly set up International Moscow Bank.|
|1983||Opening of Creditanstalt Branch in New York and of a representative office in Dubai.|
|1980||Creditanstalt became the first Austrian bank to open an international branch in London.|
|1979||Zentralsparkasse changed its name to Zentralsparkasse und Kommerzialbank.|
|1975||Creditanstalt became the first Western bank to be granted permission to set up a representative office in Budapest. Länderbank opened a representative office in London.|
|1946||Creditanstalt was nationalised.|
||Name changed to Creditanstalt-Bankverein (CA), the bank became an affiliate of Deutsche Bank.|
|1938||Establishment of an ÖCAW office in Budapest.|
||Credit-Anstalt merged with Wiener Bankverein to become Österreichische Creditanstalt-Wiener Bankverein (ÖCAW).|
||Credit-Anstalt operated 18 international offices in what are today the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Russia and Italy.|
|1907||Establishment of Zentralsparkasse der Gemeinde Wien.|
|1894||Länderbank opened a branch in Prague.|
||Establishment of k.k. privilegierte Österreichische Länderbank by Union Générale, a French bank.|
||Establishment of k.k. privilegierte Oesterreichische Credit-Anstalt für Handel und Gewerbe by a group of bankers including the House of Rothschild.|