JSCB SOYUZ (OJSC) is a universal commercial bank, founded in 1993. After three other banks joined JSCB Ingosstrakh-Soyuz (OJSC) in 2003 it was renamed JSCB SOYUZ. Independent rating agencies and news agencies include SOYUZ Bank in the list of 40 largest banks in Russia. According to the “Profil” magazine (№20 (671) from 31.05.2010), as of 01.04.2010 Bank SOYUZ is on the 29th place in the list of the most reliable among the top 100 Russian banks. By 01.01.2011 the Bank’s authorized capital made up 5,0 billion rubles; assets amounted to 130,34 billion rubles. Regional network includes 40 points of sale and covers the main industrial and cultural centers of Russia: St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Sochi, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Tomsk, Tumen. Moscow has 11 operating offices. IFRS audit of SOYUZ financial statements is performed by CJSC Deloitte & Touche CIS. The main businesses are retail, corporate and investment banking, and services for wealthy private customers. SOYUZ Bank has been registered for obligatory insurance of retail deposits. It was among the first banks authorized by the State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency” to effect payments to depositors of bankrupt banks. The Bank has proved its worth in the market of corporate, trade and factoring financing. The largest corporate customers include: “Hyundai Com Trans Rus”, LLC “Luding”, LLC “Korea Motor”, RUSAL Group, OJSC Agency “Rospechat”, OJSC “Agricultural Union “Kuban”, OJSC “Aviakor – aircraft plant”, IJSC “Ingosstrakh”, OJSC “Russian Machines”, OJSC “Irkutskenergo”, OJSC “Krasnoyarsk Hydro-Power Station”, OJSC “Sochi International Airport”. It has become traditional to see rapid development of the investment business. SOYUZ Bank has an established credit record in the public financial market. After the debut 1 billion ruble issue of bonds in April 2005 the Bank continued borrowing in 2006 and placed its second issue for 2 billion rubles. At the end of 2007 the third bond issue for 2 billion rubles was registered. In 2008 SOYUZ Bank fully placed its bonds of the fourth issue, for 3 billion rubles. In August 2005 SOYUZ Bank securitized a 49.8 million USD car loans portfolio, which was the first deal of the kind at the Russian financial market. In 2006 SOYUZ raised 164 million USD through a syndicated loan facility and the debut Eurobond issue, and 50 million USD through a syndicated loan facility in 2007. SOYUZ Bank is a leading arranger and underwriter in the market of corporate and municipal ruble bonds./03,2011
JSCB “Soyuz” (earlier JSCB “Ingosstrakh-Soyuz”, established in 1993) is a large universal commercial bank. It was formed in 2004 as a result of incorporation of 3 banks: Avtogazbank, Sibregionbank and Narodny Bank Sberezheniy to Ingosstrakh-Soyuz bank. General banking license # 2307 granted by the Bank of Russia.
The Bank’s priority activities include organization of bonded debts, trade financing, operations on stock and currency markets, crediting and also rendering retail banking services.
Independent rating, information and analytical agencies include Soyuz bank in top-30 biggest Russian banks. As of 01.01.06 Soyuz bank is on the 28th place in rating of Russian banks regarding own capital and 27th place regarding assets in accordance with “Finance” magazine. Authorized capital of the Bank amounts to 3.1 bn rubles. As of 01.02.2006 the Bank’s own funds amounted to 7.6 bn rubles, assets volume made 52.9 bn rubles.
Standard & Poor’s, international rating agency, assigned the following credit ratings to the Bank: long-term “CCC+”, short-term “C”, outlook “positive”, Russian scale rating “ruBB+”.
JSC “PriceWaterHouseCoopers Audit” audits Russian and IAS financial reporting of Soyuz bank.
Soyuz bank develops actively investment business, corporate, trade financing, operations on stock and foreign exchange markets. In 2005 volume of the Bank’s operations with securities increased. The Bank showed itself as a bank-organizer and underwriter of bonded debts. In 2005 there were placed bonds of Soyuz bank for the total amount of 1 bn rubles, the rate of the first coupon made 9.65% per annum.
In August 2005 Soyuz bank placed a debut issue of 5-year Eurobonds for $49.8 mln in the context of the first securitization of autoloans in Russia.
Soyuz bank has licenses of a professional participant of stock market, granted by Federal Securities Market Commission, for executing broker, dealer and depositary activities and trust management, license for concluding futures contracts and options. The Bank was accredited by the Committee of municipal loans and development of stock market of Moscow government as an authorized underwriter and market maker.
In 2005 Cbonds information agency included Soyuz bank in top-10 investment banks. The Bank holds the 4th place regarding quantity of placed issues in combined rating of organizers of bonded debts, 1st place in combined rating of ruble bonds underwriters. The rating of National Securities Association included the Bank in top-15 investment banks-brokers in accordance with the results of 9 months of 2005.
Regional network of Soyuz bank includes regional center-branches in Nizhny Novgorod and Irkutsk, and also branches in St. Petersburg, Miass (Chelyabinsk region), Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, credit and cash office in Volgograd. There are 15 offices in Moscow.