First International Bank of Israel
|Traded as||TASE: FIBI|
|Headquarters||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Smadar Barber-Tsadik, CEO|
|₪577 million (2012)|
|Total equity||₪ 5787.0 million (2010)|
Number of employees
|Parent||FIBI Holdings Ltd.|
|Footnotes / references
The First International Bank of Israel (known in Hebrew as HaBeinleumi Bank) is the fifth largest bank in Israel. Its commercial base consists primarily of large corporate clients as well as ordinary citizens.
Edmond Safra (through distant cousin Jacques Nasser) acquired control of FIBI in the 1980s: after Edmond Safra's death, the Safra Group sold off its business interests in Israel. As of 2010, FIBI's largest current shareholder is the FIBI Holding Company Ltd, whose largest shareholder is the Bino-Liberman Group; in addition, the Israel Discount Bank holds a significant block of shares.
The bank opened branches in London in 1981, and in Zurich in 1984. In 2006 it acquired a 68% interest in Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal for NIS 702 million. It is notable for being the only major bank in Israel which did not participate in the bank stock scandal in Israel in the 1980s and as such was the only prominent bank in the country not nationalized as result of the crisis.
- Bank Massad (51%) – jointly owned with Israel's teachers Trade Union
- Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal
- U-Bank – specializes in private banking
- Poaley Agudat Israel Bank (PAGI) – serving mainly the Jewish Orthodox community
- Katsovitch, Guy (20 March 2013). "First International Bank profit jumps 20% in 2012". Globes. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
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- First International Bank of Israel, Ltd. - Company Profile BusinessWeek