Bank Hapoalim

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Bank Hapoalim B.M.
IndustryBanking, Financial services
Founded1921; 98 years ago (1921)
Tel Aviv
Key people
Arik Pinto, CEO
Oded Eran, Chairman of the Board
ProductsCredit cards, consumer banking, corporate banking, finance and insurance, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking, private equity, savings, securities, asset management
RevenueIncreaseUS$4.36 billion (2016)
IncreaseUS$684.6 Million (2016)
Total assetsIncreaseUS$116.43 billion (2016)
OwnerShari Arison (20.2%)
Number of employees
Increase11,930 (2015)

Bank Hapoalim (Hebrew: בנק הפועלים lit. The Workers' Bank) is one of Israel's largest banks.


The bank was established in 1921 by the Histadrut, the Israeli trade union congress (lit. "General Federation of Laborers in the Land of Israel") and the Zionist Organisation.

The bank was owned by the Histadrut until 1983, when it was nationalized following the Bank Stock Crisis. The bank was held by the Israeli government until 1996 when it was sold to a group of investors led by Ted Arison.

The bank has a significant presence in global financial markets. In Israel, it has over 600 ATMs (automated teller machines), 250 bank branches, 7 regional business centers, 22 business branches and industry desks for major corporate customers. The bank's stock is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

At the end of 2015, the bank had 11,930 employees worldwide. It is controlled by Arison Holdings, owned by Shari Arison. Arison Holdings owns a total of 20 per cent of the bank.

In January 2014, Danske Bank and the Dutch pension fund PGGM blacklisted Bank Hapoalim for its involvement in the financing of settlements in the Palestinian territories.[1] Danske Bank reversed its decision in November 2015.

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The bank operates several international subsidiaries: In the City of London and Poalim Asset Management (UK) Limited; in the United States (New York City, California, & Miami) and in Canada; BHI Private Banking, Switzerland Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd., Zurich, Geneva, Luxembourg, South America, and the Cayman Islands.

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