The London effect
If you're in tech, then the UK capital is a must. That's why Intesa Sanpaolo runs one of its four worldwide hubs from London and why it recently took a group of Italian digital entrepreneurs there. This special edition explains why the city is important and what Intesa Sanpaolo can offer. We also caught up with Yossi Vardi, the pioneering tech entrepreneur who funded the first instant messaging app.WATCH THE VIDEOS
One trillion reasons why we need a circular economy
Intesa Sanpaolo has joined forces with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help businesses recognise their systemic responsibilities and capitalise on redesigning their business models through regenerative innovation
Growing the real economy in Asia
Innovation and flexibility in structured finance have allowed Intesa Sanpaolo to thrive in the hothouse of Hong Kong
How European start-ups can win in China
Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo is helping start-ups to discover the vast opportunities in China by taking them to Hong Kong to meet investors and market players
The bank promotes achievement and competition, but always with humanity
Andrea Pavlovic moved from the civil service and academia to a senior position at PBZ, Intesa Sanpaolo’s Croatian subsidiary
Reaping the benefits of impact economy
By investing in non-profit businesses and people, Banca Prossima makes an impact on society at large and remains profitable at the same time. A revolution based on its results is about to start at Intesa Sanpaolo
Building the number one solid bank in Europe
The London Branch is the Hub for Europe for Intesa Sanpaolo’s Corporate International Network and represents the local reference point for the Group in the UK.
The insider’s guide to doing business in Croatia and Serbia
Two senior executives have recently swapped countries and offer expert tips for those looking to invest
The Agrati brothers: an extraordinary artistic legacy
An exhibition of works collected by renowned industrialists and collectors Luigi and Peppino Agrati is on public display for the first time as Intesa Sanpaolo’s Gallerie d’Italia unveils Art as a Revelation – a window on one of contemporary art’s most exciting private collections.
Fanning the flames of tech revolution
Yossi Vardi would never claim to be an innovator, but he makes things happen
Silicon Roundabout meets Silicon Piazza
A major event in London allows Intesa Sanpaolo to mix with tech start-ups in search of investment
Intesa Sanpaolo: one million instant bank transfers in six months
Milan, July 31, 2018 – As the first bank in Europe to test the EBA Clearing RT1 platform and among the first three Italian banks to make the service available in November 2017, Intesa Sanpaolo performed more than one million transactions via instant bank transfers in the first six months since this service was launched. The recorded value of these transactions amounts to more than €1 billion. The instant bank transfers, designed by the Intesa Sanpaolo Group to take place in a fully multichannel environment, are executed in a matter of seconds and enable the payee to receive funds immediately. Transactions are carried out 24/7 (including holidays).
Intesa Sanpaolo: “Italy’s Best Bank” and “Croatia’s Best Bank”
Milan, July 24, 2018 - The Intesa Sanpaolo Group won the Euromoney 2018 Award for Excellence recognition for its work in two European markets. Intesa Sanpaolo was named “Italy’s Best Bank” and “Croatia’s Best Bank” during the awards ceremony held recently in London.
The award covers the period from April 2017 to March 2018 and considers a broad range of criteria including operating income, earnings per share, total deposits, total loans, market share in loans and deposits, and the cost/income ratio.
The ranking is prepared annually by Euromoney, a leading publication in the financial markets and international banking sectors, which awards the prizes based on quantitative and qualitative analyses of services and performance, as well as on the basis of surveys of institutional traders within the sector.
Intesa Sanpaolo supports Italian talent at Milan’s international furniture fair
Intesa Sanpaolo is supporting the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Milano – Milan’s furniture and design fair – as lead corporate partner for the second year running.
At the same time, it is seeking to raise the profile of emerging Italian talent with the presentation of the SaloneSatellite Award. Now in its ninth edition, the project promotes direct contact between young designers and exhibitors.
Also for Fuorisalone, a range of public events is taking place in the prestigious setting of the Gallerie d’Italia and the bank’s flagship branch in Piazza Cordusio.
Intesa Sanpaolo’s contribution to the fair comprises initiatives aimed at promoting emerging talent and the entrepreneurial scene in Italy, as well as ongoing assistance in the development of SMEs and the “Made in Italy” brand.
One of the highlights of the show, on 18 April in the SaloneSatellite Arena, was when the winning emerging designer (aged under 35) was named as Stefano Carta Vasconcellos from Italy. His work Cucina Leggera (Light Kitchen) won him €5,000 from Intesa Sanpaolo and an artwork engraved by designer Luca Trazzi, whose light installation Dandelion is set up in the Gallerie d’Italia during the Salone.
For the first time, Intesa Sanpaolo Casa will host a Fuorisalone event on 20 April in the Piazza Cordusio branch, in collaboration with Trazzi, who will talk about his relationship with the bank during a jazz aperitif open to the public.
An Intesa Sanpaolo infopoint is set across the exhibition areas of Rho-Fiera, open from 9.30am-6.30 pm, along Corso Italia (pavilions 9-11), on all public days of the fair, providing a wealth of information about the Group.
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