History

UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group – the Bank for a Changing World

UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group started its activities in June 1990. Imagine how many incredible changes and turns we have witnessed, how much experience we have gained. The beginning of the bank activity actually coincided with the beginning of operation of the financial system of Ukraine. Our age is actually the age of our country – the time of building an independent state with powerful European potential. And all this time, the bank actively supports the Ukrainian economy, improves its processes and services, applying the best practices of the international BNP Paribas Group, having 200 years of expertise.

 

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UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group adheres to the principles of sustainable development, open and accessible information. The bank has repeatedly been recognized as reliable, open, transparent and professional in various international and Ukrainian ratings. Every year, the bank publishes a consolidated management report, sharing key achievements and future development plans. Such reports contain both financial indicators and other data, including the bank's development strategy and business model

2022-2021

  • 2021 – UKRSIBBANK launches a virtual card, offers clients the Dreams service, developed and successfully launched in Sweden, confirms TOP Employer international certification as the best employer in Ukraine and Europe, and joins the UN Global Compact.

  • 2022 – UKRSIBBANK confirms TOP Employer certification in Ukraine and Europe for the third time.

2011-2020

  • In August 2011, the procedure for the acquisition of 15% of UKRSIBBANK shares by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was completed. During the year, the number of customers exceeded 2 million.

  • 2014 – the bank was on top of the Private Banking Awards rating by the leading British magazines – The Banker and PWM, which are part of the Financial Times group.

  • In 2015, Euromoney awarded UKRSIBBANK the title of «Best Private Banking Service» in Ukraine for the fourth time. On April 1, 2015, the bank was headed by Philippe Dumel.

  • 2016 – 40% of UKRSIBBANK shares are owned by EBRD.

  • 2017 –UKRSIB Online was launched. On December 5, Google Pay was launched, which became the next step in implementing the bank’s digital strategy.

  • In 2018, UKRSIBBANK implemented the Popcorp accelerator in search of fintech solutions and received the EBRD award for the largest number of implemented projects under the IQ Energy efficiency program.

  • 2019 – Apple Pay, Garmin Pay become available to UKRSIBBANK clients, and they can also exchange currency at UKRSIB online. The bank launches the Women in Business program to support the entrepreneurial potential of women and introduces UKRSIBBANK Open tennis days.

  • 2020 – UKRSIBBANK was awarded as the best employer in Ukraine and Europe — Top Employer. It is the only bank in Ukraine that has passed international certification as an employer, and one of the six international companies in the country that has TOP Employer status. In the same year, the bank launched remote customer service. Laurent Dupuch becomes the chairman of the board.

2001-2010

  • 2001 – the bank’s assets exceeded 1 billion hryvnias for the first time. The first branch is opened in Lviv.

  • 2002 – UKRSIBBANK conducts a large-scale placement of corporate bonds for 100 million hryvnias. Branches are opened in Zaporizhzhia, Vinnytsia, Kirovohrad, Rivne, Sumy and Kherson.

  • 2003 – the bank confidently enters the TOP-10 on the Ukrainian market and is recognized as the Best Investment Bank of Ukraine. The head office is moving to the capital.

  • 2005 – UKRSIBBANK is rated No. 4 in Ukraine by assets. At the end of the year, strategic cooperation with the international financial group BNP Paribas begins.

  • In April 2006, one of the world’s largest financial groups, BNP Paribas, became a strategic investor in UKRSIBBANK, the third largest bank in Ukraine at that time, with a share of 51%. Integration into the BNP Paribas group opens up new opportunities for UKRSIBBANK: involvement in a global brand, use of progressive global experience, transition to new management standards.

  • In 2007, the international media, such as Euromoney, Global Finance and The Banker recognized UKRSIBBANK as the best Ukrainian bank.

  • 2008 – the number of individual clients reaches 1.5 million, the network of branches – 1,000. UKRSIBBANK becomes the Bank of the Year, and the Active Money deposit is the Best Banking Product according to Mastercard.

  • In 2009, the share of BNP Paribas increased to 81.42%. Another year, the share of the international financial leader reached 99.99%. Since then, UKRSIBBANK is a 100% international bank. Leading world media EMEA Finance and Global Finance recognize UKRSIBBANK as the best foreign bank in Ukraine. The bank launches its own Internet banking Star24.

  • In September 2010, the bank was headed by Philippe Joannier, an experienced French specialist with experience working in the BNP Paribas group on 5 continents.

1990-2000

  • 1990 – registration of the commercial innovative bank – Kharkovinkombank in the state register of the USSR.

  • 1991 – the bank becomes joint-stock and is registered with the National Bank of Ukraine.

  • 1992 – renamed to UKRSIBBANK and the first foreign correspondent account opened in Scalber DuPont bank, the city of Lille, France.

  • 1994 – the first American Express check was issued. The bank joined the Association of Ukrainian Banks.

  • 1995 – the beginning of cooperation with SWIFT.

  • 1996 – increase of authorized capital to UAH 90 million. Opening of branches in Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Severodonetsk.

     

  • 1997 – the first bank branch opened in the capital.

  • 1999 – opening of branches in Poltava, Odesa, Kryvyi Rih. The bank was awarded the Gold Medal of the Association for the Promotion of Industry (France).

  • 2000 – UKRSIBBANK opens its doors in Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv, Donetsk, and Mariupol.