Raiffeisenbank allowed the purchase of the retail portfolio of “City” – RBC

Raiffeisenbank “does not exclude” the purchase of the retail portfolio of Citibank, which is winding up this direction in Russia. But in general, the Austrian group is not interested in M&A deals

Raiffeisenbank (the Russian subsidiary of the Austrian RBI group) does not exclude the possibility of acquiring the retail business of another foreign bank operating in Russia – Citibank. About this in interview with RBC said the chairman of the board of Raiffeisenbank Sergei Monin.

“We cannot give detailed comments here. The only thing we can say is that we do not exclude this possibility, ”said Monin.

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Sergey Monin

At the same time, Raiffeisenbank is waiting for an influx of customers from Citibank in any case, RBC’s interlocutor added: “The greatest influx will be if we buy it. But in other scenarios too. “

In general, Raiffeisenbank is not interested in inorganic growth due to M&A deals. “We are growing quite vigorously organically and for this we do a lot of things. We are with foreign capital and we are very reliable, but we do not parasitize on this, ”emphasized Monin.

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