AO UniCredit Bank

Address: Prechistenskaya embankment 9 119034 Moscow

+7 495

UniCredit Bank is a leading provider of financial services for corporate and private clients and of treasury operations in Russia. In 1989, it was founded under the name of International Moscow Bank (IMB). IMB was the first Russian bank to operate on the international financial markets. It also pioneered contacts with foreign government export credit agencies and international finance organisations. In 2001, IMB merged with Bank Austria Creditanstalt (Russia), an affiliated company of Bank Austria Creditanstalt (Vienna, Austria). Four years later, Bank Austria joined UniCredit Group. In 2007, Bank Austria Creditanstalt (Vienna, Austria) purchased IMB and the legal name was changed to ZAO UniCredit Bank. The bank operates under the General License for Banking Operations No. 1 issued by the Bank of Russia.

Global Transaction Banking (GTB)

UniCredit Bank offers the following GTB products and services:

Cash Management

  • liquidity reporting
  • electronic banking
  • payroll
  • transfers
  • SWIFT MT101
  • cash pooling
  • effective cash pooling
  • balance pooling
  • Payment Reconciliation Tool (PaRTer)
  • EuropeanGate
  • cross-border zero balancing
  • margin pooling

Financial Institutions — Correspondent Banking

  • about 1,500 correspondents in more than 100 countries
  • 290 loro accounts (including 100 non-resident accounts)
  • 57 nostro accounts in 31 currencies
  • documentary business of Russian banks
  • irrevocable reimbursement undertakings
  • L/C confirmations
  • L/C payment financing
  • issuance of guarantees against counter-guarantees of Russian banks
  • USD clearing awarded by JPMorgan Chase Bank, USA (“Elite Quality Recognition Awards” 2002–2007)

Payments/Clearing and FX Transactions

  • domestic currencies
  • foreign currencies
  • sales/purchases of foreign currencies

Trade Finance with Documentary Business and Guarantee Products

  • import letters of credit (with or without financing of payments under L/Cs)
  • export letters of credit
  • outgoing guarantees (payment, performance, advance refund etc.)
  • incoming guarantees with prompt direct advising and careful processing of customer claims
  • incoming and outgoing collections (handling of commercial documents, drafts, promissory notes, cheques)

Structured Trade and Export Finance

  • long-term financing of imports of capital goods
  • providing a bridge for Russian customers to access the capital markets
  • connecting via one-bank exporting and importing corporate customers
  • recognised advising and structuring services
  • strong underwriting, distribution and book-running capacity
  • access to all important export credit agencies in the world
  • tailored financing solutions, including ECA-backed and multi-sourced transactions
  • framework agreements