Norvik Banka

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JSC Norvik Banka
Headquarters Latvia, Riga
Area served
Europe, CIS
Products Financial Services, Insurance
Total assets Increase €996.39 mln (2014)[1]
Total equity Increase €100.96 mln (2014)[1]
Owner Grigory Guselnikov
Number of employees
Increase 604
Subsidiaries Vyatka Bank
Website www.norvik.eu

Norvik Banka is one of the oldest commercial banks in Latvia, the bank was established on 29 April 1992 and the majority of the firm is owned by Russian Businessman Grigory Guselnikov.

History[edit]

The bank has a vast network of branches and sales points in Latvia. Norvik Banka is the 8th largest bank in Latvia by assets.[2] The bank provides an array of various banking services to a wide range of customers from natural persons to international industrial enterprises.

In October 2014 the bank’s shareholders invested in Norvik Banka’s equity capital 69.638 million euros.[3] On 16 October 2014 it was announced that Norvik Banka bought 97.75% stake in Russia's Vyatka Bank. The deal was approved by both the Financial and Capital Market Commission of Latvia and the Central Bank of Russia. Vyatka Bank is a universal regional commercial bank with representative offices in four Russian regions. Vyatka Bank focuses mainly on servicing of private persons and is a stable leader by all the most important bank performance indicators in Kirov Region.

At the beginning of 2014 the Norvik Group employed 1002 persons (Norvik Banka – 604 employees), while at the end of 2014 the number of employees within the Norvik Group reached 1640 persons (Norvik Banka – 606 employees).

Shareholders[edit]

In 2014, the leading partner of the London-based investment fund G2 Capital Partners Grigory Guselnikov became the majority shareholder of Norvik Banka.[4]

The Chairman of the Board of Norvik Banka is Oliver Bramwell. The Board members are Marija Stepiņa, Raivis Ruskulis, Igor Rozanov, Alexander Zykov and Deniss Novikovs.

Bank Performance[edit]

The data of the Association of Commercial Banks of Latvia show that by the end of 2014 Norvik Banka has serviced more than 86.5 thousand active customers and by that indicator the bank was ranked 5th in the industry. The bank’s assets reached 996.4 million euros by the end of 2014: owing to the increase in the customer base by 19% or 139.5 million euros and the attraction of additional capital from the shareholder in the amount of 69.6 million euros, within a year’s time the bank’s assets grew by 26% or 203.5 million euros.

The bank’s capital adequacy ratio as of the end of the year has been 15.19%, which is well over 10.76% a year ago. The bank’s liquidity ratio has reached 58.75% thus exceeding the indicator as of the end of the previous year — 55.38%.[5]

Corporate Social Responsibility[edit]

  • Latvian Wikipedia Marathon (2015)
  • Support to the Latvian Biathlon Federation
  • Platform pretkorupciju.lv
  • Festival honouring William Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary (2014)
  • TV show "I can be a prime minister" (2014)

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