In the course of security audit, the internet banking system for legal entities “iFOBS” demonstrated a high level of protection against various kinds of attacks aimed at illegally obtaining clients’ information.
The “CSR Development” Centre, within the framework of the UNITER project, announces the Contest for Journalists, where the winner would have to present the best material covering corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects. The aim of the Contest is to raise awareness about CSR with Ukrainian public and Ukrainian consumers through increasing its presence in the media.
In 2012 Platinum Bank demonstrated the achievement of set goals in accordance with the strategy of its focused retail development. Throughout the year the bank was expanding its product range, offering its clients advantageous conditions and solutions in crediting and depositing, introducing to the market its innovational internet-bank Platinum Click, as well as actively developing corporate social responsibility projects.
December 13, 2012 brought the results of the Chief IT Officers’ contest “BEST CIO 2012”, according to which Sergey Popov, Platinum Bank Chief IT Officer, became the winner in nomination “Small and medium banks”.
Platinum Bank took part in the National Competition of Corporate Social Responsibility Business Cases which was held for the fourth time by the “CSR Development” Centre. According to the results of the vote, the “Platinum Standards” case, presented by the bank, is listed in the Top-3 of the “Corporate management” nomination. “Platinum Standards” is the code of practice which regulates everyday activities of the bank’s employees in accordance with the principles of corporate social responsibility.
Platinum Bank won the nomination “Best deposit product” in the annual rating Ukrainian Banker Awards 2012 according to “Investgazeta”. The majority of votes in this nomination were given to the deposit “Cash monthly”, which was awarded the top position in the rating.
Platinum Bank is a part of ATM-network “ÀÒÌîSphera”, which totals more than 4,000 ATMs all over Ukraine. The “ÀÒÌîSphera” network produced a special mobile app, which allows locating the ATM nearest to the user.
This November Platinum Bank finished the re-equipment of all its branches to suit the clients with special needs. In the branches we have installed ramps or manager call buttons, who can help a client to get into the premises of the branch.
Platinum Bank received confirmation of long-term credit rating at uaA+ from Independent Credit-Rating Agency "Credit-Rating". Issue of registered coupon bonds (series A) with total value of 100 million UAH was also confirmed. Rating assessment is stable.
Platinum Bank presented its Sustainable Development Report named “2011: Path to Sustainable Future”, in accordance with the international standard “Global Reporting Initiative” (version G3), the level «B» of assignment. Every year, the Bank reports on compliance with the principles of the UN Global Compact.
IMB Group Public Limited (herewith “Platinum Bank”) finished fiscal year 2008 with a consolidated net loss of $ 4.90 million compared with a consolidated net loss of $ 8.21 million in 2007. In addition, Platinum Bank finished the year with over $38 million in cash and cash equivalents and it’s Ukrainian bank subsidiary finished the year with over 68% banking capital adequacy.
In April 22, 2009 a general shareholders meeting of JSC «First All-Ukrainian Bureau of Credit Histories» took place. Platinum Bank is one of the shareholders of the Bureau. At the meeting Platinum Bank has been the most active participant in working with the Bureau in the transfer of credit information to the database of the Bureau, making queries to credit histories, as well as maximizing the use of other instruments of Credit Bureau in order to minimize credit risks, with this encouraging other market players to do likewise.
At April 14, 2009, a press-conference «Platinum Bank takes crisis in allies» took place, it was devoted to the official start of the process of Platinum Bank re-branding. The press conference was attended by Greg Krasnov, General Director of Platinum Bank, Elena Frankivska, Sales Director, Member of the Board of Platinum Bank and Todd Esposito, Finance Director, Member of the Board of Platinum Bank. Special guest was Natalia Yaresko, managing partner and co-founder of Horizon Capital, the main shareholder of Platinum Bank, that holds 31.4% stake in the bank.
At March 11, 2009 in accordance with the requirements of the new edition of the Law of Ukraine «On banks and Banking» CJSC «International Mortgage Bank» was registered as OJSC «Platinum Bank» in a single register of enterprises and institutions of Ukraine.In compliance with regulatory requirements of current legislation of Ukraine to the legal form of the bank coincided with the beginning of the process of rebranding CJSC «MIB». Thus, a shift to a new legal form and consolidate a new bank brand - Platinum Bank took place.
At February 25, 2009 Platinum Bank (formerly JSC «International Mortgage Bank») and the Fund for Eastern Europe open two computer classrooms, Kryviy Rig.The representatives of Platinum Bank and the Fund for Eastern Europe transfer to ownership the equipment, which was used by bank, to home-school #1 and the social organization «Shelter».