Il premio annuale della rivista inglese "The Banker", per quanto riguarda la Slovenia, è andato alla Nova Ljubljanska Banka. Nel proseguio riportiamo le motivazioni del premio.
Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) has won the award for the second year running, acknowledging its solid performance last year and its success in its goal to become a leading bank in the south and central European region.
Despite a sluggish European economy, last year the bank managed to grow net profit by 5% and assets by 14%. Its ROE stood at 17.5% and its cost-to-income ratio was a respectable 63%.
NLB’s aim to become a leader in the region was boosted by last year’s acquisition of Montenegrobanka in Montenegro and the procurement of a licence to open for business in Bulgaria. The bank is now on track to win a 15% share of the market in those regions.
In its home country, NBL holds 38% of Slovenian bank assets and 37% of customer loans. It retains the best credit rating of non-foreign owned banks in central and eastern Europe.
“NLB has experienced significant change in the past year with the business environment as challenging as it has been for some years – with increased competition and less favourable economic conditions. Against this background, NLB reported a solid performance,” said Marko Voljc, president of NLB’s management board.Portalino press release