During the first nine months of 2022, Alpha Bank Romania has registered a solid commercial performance and enhanced profitability, further consolidating the Bank’s presence in the Romanian market.
• The Bank’s asset base has increased by over 7.5% in the first nine months, while year-on-year (YoY) growth has surpassed 11%.
• On the back of very good commercial performance both in the corporate and individual client segments, Alpha Bank Romania’s loan portfolio grew by around 6.8% compared to year end and by 8.1% versus the same period in 2021
• Operating profit reached EUR 28.5 million, marking an annual increase of EUR 7.2 million, compared to the first nine months of the previous year, driven by robust revenue dynamics.
Within the first nine months of 2022, Alpha Bank Romania has remained fully committed to fulfilling its role as financier of the economy. The Bank continued its efforts to support the local business ecosystem, actively participating in all the programs run by the Romanian Government aimed at private sector development.
The Bank carried out a sound commercial activity, with large corporate financing growing by 35%, while small business and mortgage segments originations have seen a year-on-year growth of 55% and 18% respectively.
Alpha Bank Romania has consolidated its position as a top player in payment solutions for merchants, with the volume of payments processed through the POS, Tap to Phone and e-commerce solutions offered by Alpha Bank recording an annual growth of 32%.
In September 2022, Alpha Bank Romania has reached full coverage of its branch network with multifunctional ATM 24/7 Banking machines, thus improving customer access to services by implementing self-service technologies. In the near future, the Bank intends to further develop this service by deploying new functionalities and extending the range of transactions that can be performed by the customers at multifunctional machines.
In the third quarter of 2022, the Bank expanded its card offerings by successfully launching a premium co-branded credit card (Mastercard Gold) in partnership with Mobexpert, while for the professionals in the liberal fields and small business segments the Alpha Mastercard Professional World debit card was made available.
At the same time, the Bank continued its involvement in the community, by supporting the World Junior Chess Championship organized by the Romanian Chess Federation this fall.
Alpha Bank Romania’s loan portfolio exceeded EUR 2.9 billion at the end of September 2022, marking an annual increase of 8.1%, while client deposits reached around EUR 2.8 billion, +7.3% year on year. Overall, after nine months into 2022, Alpha Bank’s asset base reached almost EUR 4.1 billion.
Total revenues increased by almost 14% compared to the same period in the previous year, supported by solid dynamics both in net interest income (+15% YoY), and in fee revenues (+13% YoY). Considering the rising inflationary pressures, costs were carefully monitored, and efficient management generated room for profitability improvement. Operating profit reached EUR 28.5 million, while profit before tax grew by EUR 16.6 million YoY to EUR 36.7 million.
About Alpha Bank Romania
Alpha Bank Romania is a member of Alpha Bank Group, one of the largest banking and financial groups in Greece, founded in 1879 by J.F. Costopoulos. The international activities of the Group are extended, in addition to Romania, to the United Kingdom, Luxemburg and Cyprus.
Alpha Bank Romania is a financial institution ranked among the top 10 banks in the country, with universal banking operations. A systemic bank, with a national presence of over 27 years, Alpha Bank Romania offers a wide range of modern services and products for individuals, as well as for SMEs and the corporate segment.
Alpha Bank Romania is one of the financial institutions that innovated the banking sector in Romania, being the first bank to launch on the local market an application that transforms an Android mobile device into a POS terminal. It was also the first bank that issued covered bonds in Romania in 2019 after having introduced in 2001 on the market the first housing loan.