Banca Popolare di Vicenza (BPVI) was established in 1866. For almost 150 years the bank has been offering retail and corporate banking services, and the headquarters are located in Vicenza. Even though mainly concentrated in the North-Eastern part of Italy, the BPVI Group is now active in 16 Italian Regions, representing 96% of Italian GDP. Indeed, through a series of acquisitions begun in 2000, BPVI has widened its geographical coverage to include Southern Italy and Sicily, where its subsidiary Banca Nuova is headquartered. The Group is now the ninth Italian banking entity, with about € 47 billion of assets, a network of 690 branches, 5.500 employees, 1.3 million customers and 77,000 partners.
The strong propensity of Italian companies to internationalization, in particular of small and medium enterprises, has led the Group to extend its banking business abroad with a significant presence in countries that have a high development rate. Banca Popolare di Vicenza is now a solid and reliable partner for companies interested in developing their projects in international markets.
The presence abroad of the Banca Popolare di Vicenza consists of:
- Five representative offices: Hong Kong, operative since the 80s; Shanghai (China) since 2005; New Delhi (India) since 2006; Sao Paulo (Brazil) from January 2011; New York (USA) from October 2012; and soon in Moscow.
- International Desks in seven different banks, located in Central and Eastern Europe, specifically in Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Two Irish -based companies, located in Dublin: BPV Finance, operating in the Prioritary Trading sector; Catholic Life, operating in the Bancassurance sector; both able to guarantee financing services and assistance for the establishment and administration of legal entities abroad.
In addition to this, in countries where Banca Popolare di Vicenza has no direct presence, it signed Cooperation Agreements with 52 major foreign banks, located in 31 different countries: Australia, Argentina, Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kurdistan (Iraq), Malaysia, Mexico, Macedonia, Morocco, Perù, , Philippine, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam.
The foreign network of Banca Popolare di Vicenza offers innovative opportunities and practical solutions to satisfy the needs of individuals and businesses operating in the international market, thanks to a wide range of consulting services, selection of commercial partners, market research, insurance solutions and legal assistance. The Group Banca Popolare di Vicenza, through its specialized companies, provides innovative services in consumer loans, insurance, corporate and investment banking, private equity and asset management.
The aim of BPVI for the next few years is to consolidate and strengthen its customer relations, focusing on the traditional banking to offer services to both private and corporate customers.
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