About us

We are a specialised and diversified Banking Group that supports the real economy, with a competitive edge in the segments of the market where we operate, and a truly distinctive business model.

Banca Ifis is uniquely placed on the Italian banking scene. Founded in 1983 as an operator specialised in factoring and listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (Star segment) since 2003, it has been able to evolve by seizing new market opportunities in “specialty finance” with speed and flexibility.

Our Group responds to the financial needs of companies with an increasingly diversified and structured offer of Commercial and Corporate Banking. Supporting small and medium-sized enterprises has always been our second nature and we will invest further in the future to strengthen our presence in this segment of the market.

We were among the first companies in Italy to enter the NPL (Non Performing Loans) market. We operate as a primary investor and own one of the best servicers in Italy today, uniquely combining purchasing power and NPL portfolio management.

In 2019, we started a new chapter in our history. We have since strengthened the management team and outlined the strategy for the years 2020-2022. This will allow us to further bridge the banking sector with the real economy bank, bringing ourselves closer to SMEs, and to consolidate the activities acquired in recent years, integrating them in a cohesive group.

Key figures

Last update: 31 December 2020




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4th Italian player in factoring by turnover

With a market share of 5,7%.

4th NPL operator on the Italian market

Market leader for unsecured assets with a share of 50% and € 24,4 billion of assets under management.

How do we distinguish ourselves?

  • We are present in market segments with ample room for growth, and we stand out above the competition for our management skills and exclusive know-how;
  • We operate in markets (NPL and Factoring, in particular) where we have a strong competitive advantage. This diversification gives stability to the Bank and reduces business risk;
  • We are a “business that does banking”: our approach brings us very close to entrepreneurs;
  • In everything we do, we act ethically and according to our value;
  • We represent an entrepreneurial success story: over the past 25 years, our shareholders’ equity has grown by around 1.5 billion euros and we have paid out around 0.4 billion euros in dividends. We are the fourth listed bank in Italy in terms of profit generated over the last 10 years. The President of Banca Ifis is the founder of the Group, Sebastien Egon Fürstenberg;
  • Our organisation is lean, fast, flexible and effective.

Supporting the real economy

Our strategy confirms our role as a Bank for the real economy, close to SMEs. We focus on the aspects of excellence that we have always considered most important: listening to customers’ needs, proposing tailor-made solutions, following streamlined and fast decision-making processes, and offering a personalised and human approach to customer relations even in this digital age.

In the non performing loans sector, we offer families and businesses the opportunity to meet their debts with terms that are more in line with their real situation. Our work is guided by digital innovation and transparent management of the information in our possession.
We believe in continuous innovation, while forming a valuable relationship with our customers and partners.

A unique business model in the world of banking

Our business model is distinctive and based on two aspects: specialisation and diversification.

Vision, Mission and distinctive Values

Integrity, transparency, excellence and expertise define the way we operate.

A renewed management team

Banca Ifis is led by a team of professionals with proven experience and complementary specialisations.

A success story

Our path to growth began in 1983.


Our commitment to creating value for all stakeholders.

Group Companies

Our goal is to integrate people and skills into one large group.

Presence in Italy and abroad

We are well established in Italy, we have two subsidiaries abroad, in Poland and Romania.

What we do

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Business services

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Retail services

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Work with us

We are an evolving banking Group made of people who live their daily challenges enthusiastically, and professionals sharing values and goals. Would you like to join our team?

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