In March 2015, Platinum Bank successfully passed a scheduled inspection of the Deposit Guarantee Fund. The bank meets all the necessary Fund membership requirements. Positive results of the inspection confirm the reliability of the bank and serve as indicators of its confident standing for partners and clients.
On 4 December 2014, Platinum Bank received a gold and a silver at Effie Awards:
- the gold among advertisements of financial and insurance companies;
- the silver in the category of low-budget advertising;
- the bank’s marketing team became the best one in the financial market at the year-end 2014.
On 30 September 2014, Platinum Bank received the confirmation of the reliability of its deposit programmes according to a quarterly study of the rating agency «Standard-Rating». The rating is reflective of the long-term stability of the bank and reliability of its deposit programmes characterizing the ability of the institution to make deposit payments timely and in full. In this ranking the bank was ranked 14th.
In summer 2014, Platinum Bank confirmed the reliability of its internet bank for keeping personal data of its clients according to the study of the project Roomian.org. The bank joins a group of banks rated “À” - excellent.
In April 2014, at the year-end 2013, Platinum Bank was declared one of the most innovative banks of the year according to the publication “Investgazeta”. In addition, the bank became the leader in the nomination “Transaction of the Year”.
On 17 April 2014, Ekonomika Communication Hub and "Investgazeta" held a ceremony of awarding the best Ukrainian banks following the results of the project Ukrainian Banker Awards 2013. Based on the performance in the last year, Platinum Bank became the winner in two nominations at a time. The victory of the bank was made possible due to the right development strategy and the principles of transparency and fairness prevailing in the bank.
May 2013: Platinum Bank became one of the top 3 most social responsible companies of Ukraine according to the publication “GVardiya”.
April 2013: Platinum Bank came off 37th best among 176 banks participating in the rating “50 Leading Banks of Ukraine”, held annually by Kommersant-Ukraine Publishing House.
March 2013: Platinum Bank offers its clients “Just a Card” – a new credit card with lending and servicing conditions as simple as possible.
March 2013: Platinum Bank became one of the top 10 most reliable banks according to the publication “Expert”, and in the rating of the publication “Kommersant” “50 Leading Banks of Ukraine” our bank came off 30th best.
In March 2013, Platinum Bank became one of the top 5 most popular among Ukrainians banks in the search engine Yandex according to the publication “Ukraine today: finanso.net”. According to the conducted study, Platinum Bank is the leader in the search engine due to the eye-catching positioning, broad geographic representation and active support of the bank groups in social networks. Generally, in the study, the level of demand for banks depended on the quality of customer service and the quality of services rendered, as well as on advertising and PR activity, seasonal and other factors.
February 2013: Platinum Bank took the second place at the non-financial report contest “Readers 'Choice Awards”.
December 2012: once again, our bank became one of the leaders within the Prize “Ukrainian Banker Awards 2012”:
- BEST deposit (“Cash monthly”) – the first place.
- BEST RETAIL BANK – the second place.
- Innovative BANK – the second place.
October 2012: the bank came off 4th best among 30 in the rating of the most electronic banks of Ukraine according to “Investgazeta”.
October 2012: the bank was declared to be “The Company That Inspires” according to the publication “Companion” for the efficient combination of non-standard approach, consistency and human attitude in financial relations.
August 2012: Platinum Click birthday.
May-July 2012: the bank successfully passed a comprehensive inspection of the NBU.
July 2012: the bank became one of the leaders of the advertiser transparency rating for the second consecutive year.
June 2012: the bank launched its own payroll card programme.
May 2012: Greg Krasnov took the first place in the project “Responsible Leadership”.
April 2012: Platinum Bank won ²Â²Í prize within the framework of the All-Ukrainian Internet Marketing Forum for its strong presence in social networks!
March 2012: According to the publication “GVardiya”, our bank took the first place in the ranking of transparency and consistency in the financial sector
December 2011: for the idea “Loans without Paper Monsters”, Platinum Bank became the winner of the international advertising efficiency competition in EFFIE AWARDS UKRAINE 2011.
November 2011: Platinum Bank is among the five best employers of Ukraine among large companies with headcount of more than 1 000 persons (the result of the study of personnel involvement “Best Employers – 2011”).
June 2011: Platinum Bank opens a new sales channel – Platinum Light. These are points of sales equipped with an ATM and placed in shopping malls.
March 2011: According to the NBU, as of 1st January, Platinum Bank is among the top 20 banks in terms of consumer loans in foreign currency.
March 2011: General Director of Platinum Bank – Greg Krasnov receives the award “Financier of the Year” of the national prize “Person of the Year – 2011”.
February 2011: Platinum Bank acquires Home Credit Bank Ukraine.
December 2010: Platinum Bank starts issuing VISA payment cards with the highest level of protection – a chip and a magnetic stripe.
April 2010: The Charter of Platinum Bank was amended due to the necessity to bring the bank Charter in line with requirements of the Joint Stock Companies Act of Ukraine. Particularly, changes were made to the form of incorporation: from Open Joint Stock Company the bank was reorganized to Public Joint Stock Company.
September 2009: All branches operate under the brand of Platinum Bank.
March 2009: According to new requirements of the Act of Ukraine, CJSC International Mortgage Bank was re-registered as Platinum Bank in the Unified State Register of Enterprises and Organizations of Ukraine. There has been a transition to a new legal form — OJSC.
December 2008: IMB Group announces the start of re-branding of International Mortgage Bank to Platinum Bank, allocating $100 mln of its own funds and credit facilities for acquisition of Ukrainian banks.
May 2007: IMB Group completes an additional issue of shares amounting to USD 100 million. $56.2 mln were contributed by existing shareholders of the bank (Horizon Capital, East Capital, an investment bank from the USA, other minority shareholders), and the remaining $43.8 mln were contributed by Warburg Pincus, a global direct investment fund. The price per share was USD 79.92, and after the financing completion, the company was estimated at USD 263.5 million.
March 2007: International Mortgage bank (IMB) entered into a ten-year credit facility contract to the amount of $7 mln with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a subsidiary of the World Bank, to invest in the private sector. This is the first base credit facility of the IFC for mortgage lending in Ukraine.
February 2007: Platinum Bank starts systematic development of a branch network in key regions of Ukraine.
February 2007: Another agreement with Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden for additional $6.5 mln of long-term financing.
December 2006: IMB signs an agreement with Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (the Netherlands) for USD 5 mln of long-term financing.
June 2006: - IMB Group issues 46% of new shares to Western shareholders, receiving $31.5 mln of additional capital.
May 2006: : Greg Krasnov is appointed as the General Director of IMB Group Holding. Immediately after that, the development of a new business plan and a company development strategy is started.
April 2006: IMB Group — a holding company registered in Cyprus – is jointly established by shareholders of International Mortgage Bank and Favorit Capital.
November 2005: Favorit Capital starts granting short-term consumer loans under the brand name Family Credit.
October 2005: Amber Capital (Poland) establishes Favorit Capital — a company to be operating in the field of consumer lending.
March 2005: International Mortgage Bank signs an agreement with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation of America (OPIC) for $30 mln of long-term financing.
January 2005: International Mortgage Bank receives a banking license from the National Bank of Ukraine. 100% of shares are owned by Horizon Capital.
February 2004: Horizon Capital launches International Mortgage Programme in co-operation with ProCredit Bank.
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