Zagreb, 15 May 2018 –The EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) has honoured its most successful partner banks in 2017 in an award ceremony at the Bank’s Annual Meeting and Business Forum in Jordan. Erste Bank was awarded for ‘Most Active Partner bank in in Croatia. On behalf of Erste Bank, Boris Centner, member of the Management Board and Sanja Gracin, head of Trade and Export Finance received the award. . The event attracted more than 250 representatives of banks under TFP, as well as decision-makers in trade finance to discuss industry challenges with leading experts, including regulators.
Erste Bank and the EBRD signed the TFP Programme in May 2015 aiming to promote growth through trade finance activities and support exports. Through the EBRD TFP Programme, Erste Bank provide its clients improved financing conditions and financial means that alow companies to explore and conquer new markets. Through this programme, Erste Banksupported transactions and disbursed funds totalling the programme limit of EUR 10m. EBRD and Erste Bank are currently negotiating additional 10 million limit in order to facilitate the best possible financing means to the exporters, importers and distributors to strengthen their competitiveness in new markets.