More than a century ago, a pragmatic mayor named Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen challenged society’s reliance on charity and government welfare, and developed instead a financing system based on self-help and cooperation. Since then, the world has undergone drastic changes, and the Raiffeisen Group has grown beyond bread unions and farmer cooperatives. But even in its role as a major international institution, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) has maintained the core values of its founder: compassion, practicality and a commitment to excellence.
Today, RBI is one of the leading international banking groups in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Russia. It has a presence in more than 15 countries and employs more than 50,000 people coming from a broad variety of countries and cultures. Its overall number of customers is around 14 million. Headquartered in Vienna and listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, RBI is one of Austria's leading commercial and investment banks.
Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen is RBI's private banking arm. This is the name we go by in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Russia. Within Slovakia, we operate under the name of Tatra banka. In Austria, we work under the name of Kathrein Privatbank. We serve our customers both locally and internationally, and our closely connected network can provide tailor-made solutions to virtually any customer need. Since Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen Private Banking is part of a universal bank’s robust financial structure, our clients benefit both from the backing of an international financial institution and from the fine service and agility of an exclusive private bank.