Credit Agricole Bank is among the TOP-3 «Best banks for small and medium business» in the rating of the «Business» weekly magazine.
Besides, Credit Agricole Bank became one of the TOP-3 banks in the «Best product for small and medium business» nomination, and Larysa Bondarieva, Member of the Management Board of Credit Agricole Bank responsible for corporate business, SME and agri-agro, won the «Best banker for SME » nomination among the top-10 bankers who received the highest score for their work in the banking loans and SME servicing sphere subsequent to the results of voting.
«It is common knowledge that bankers view agro sector as one of the most prospective investment and loans directions. In Ukraine, there is a considerable amount of small and medium agricultural producers and farming enterprises. Apparently, this is what makes the strategy of Credit Agricole Bank successful in the SME sector, - the authors of the rating noted. – From the outset, the bank specialized in agro sector servicing even in times when the majority of the banking market participants did not consider this direction to be of great interest».
As the authors of the rating point out, agriculture is quite a specific economic sector characterized by a well-pronounced seasonality. This preconditions corresponding requirements to banking products, especially to the loan ones. In order to comprehensively cater for the farmers’ needs, many financial institutions set up dedicated units dealing with the development of fully relevant products. There are banks specializing in working with farmers. Credit Agricole Bank is one of them.
In addition to that, Credit Agricole Bank was among the TOP-10 banks in the « Best service for SME» and the «Best price offer for SME» nominations.
About Credit Agricole:
PJSC «CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK» is a modern universal bank owned by the leading financial group in Europe – Credit Agricole Group (France). The Group is a major partner of the French economy and one of the largest banking groups in Europe. It is a leading retail bank in Europe, having the largest portfolio of assets under management, being first in the field of bank insurance and third - in project financing in Europe. Credit Agricole has been operating in the financial market of Ukraine since 1993 and renders the entire range of banking services to private individuals, including VIP clients, and business. The Bank pays special attention to cooperation with agricultural enterprises. Reliability and business reputation of CREDIT AGRICOLE in Ukraine is confirmed by the highest possible FITCH ratings, leading positions in bank sustainability, bank deposit reliability and bank profitability rankings, as well as by 300 000 active private and 18 000 corporate customers, including international corporations, large Ukrainian companies and representatives of small and medium business.
Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and corporate communications Credit Agricole Bank.
Phone: +38 044 581 07 45, e-mail: Viktoriia.Torianyk@credit-agricole.ua