Our story

A story of success and growth.

Established in 1983 as an operator specialised in factoring, we have been able to grow and evolve to seize market opportunities.

The transformation into a Bank, the listing on the Stock Exchange, the diversification of sources of funding, the entering into the NPL and acquisitions sector, which have supported our growth, have all been fundamental to our path of evolution, allowing us to attain a unique position in the financial landscape in Italy. 

We have transformed ourselves by remaining faithful to our values relating to innovation, speed and strength.

1983

I.Fi.s, Istituto di Finanziamento e Sconto, was established in Genoa as a financial intermediary mainly for the acquisition of trade receivables and the provision of financing in the form of factoring.

2002

Ifis became a Bank and joined Factor Chain International to operate on a global level, after opening its branches in Romania and Poland.

2003

Banca Ifis was admitted to listing on the MTA (Mercato Telematico Azionario) of the Milan Stock Exchange.

2004

One year after its listing, Banca Ifis was admitted to the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, dedicated to medium-sized companies with requirements of excellence.

2008

To diversify its sources of funding, Banca Ifis launched Rendimax, the high-yield online savings account.

2011

Banca Ifis entered the NPL market, which would become one of the pillars of its business. The first step was the acquisition of Toscana Finanza, which would later become the Group’s NPL area.

2016

Banca Ifis significantly strengthened its activities at the service of businesses with the acquisition of GE Capital Interbanca. The group entered the new business segments of corporate banking, leasing, medium-term lending and structured finance.

2018

Continua la progressione nell’ambito dei NPL: diventa operativa a tutti gli effetti Ifis Npl, che accoglie lo scorporo dell’area NPL di Banca Ifis.

Il percorso di crescita per acquisizioni conosce un’accelerazione: entrano a fare parte del Gruppo la società di credito al consumo Capitalfin, specializzata nella cessione del quinto dello stipendio/pensione e Credifarma, specialista del credito alle farmacie.

Progress in the NPL area continued: Ifis Npl S.p.A. became fully operational and welcomed the spin-off of the NPL area of Banca Ifis.

The path of growth through acquisitions accelerated: Capitalfin, a consumer credit company specialising in salary/pension backed loans and Credifarma, a specialist in loans to pharmacies, joined the Group.

2019

There was further strengthening in the NPL area with the acquisition of FBS (today Ifis Npl Servicing), an independent Italian servicer. This made it possible to consolidate the role of an integrated player active throughout the entire impaired loans chain, from the purchase of portfolios to management.

In April 2019 the Board of Directors and management were elected. Luciano Colombini became CEO and, in the following months, the management team of Banca Ifis was considerably strengthened.

Our growth path

As part of the Group’s continual growth, constantly strengthened by its presence in reference markets, over the years Banca Ifis has finalised several mergers and acquisitions.

Each transaction was an opportunity for Banca Ifis to consolidate its leadership in its reference sectors, integrating its patrimony of expertise, professionalism and experience.

In 2011, with the Public Offer for Toscana Finanza Banca Ifis entered the non-performing loan market, conquering leadership in the unsecured retail segment. In 2016, by purchasing Ge Capital formerly Interbanca, the Group widened its horizons and joined new business segments like corporate banking and structured finance, leasing, rental and medium-term lending.

In 2018 it purchased 70% of Credifarma S.p.A., holding company of reference for pharmacies, established in 1987 based on an idea of Federfarma.

That same year, it completed its acquisition of Cap.Ital.Fin. S.p.A, a company specialised in salary and pension-backed personal loans. Thanks to this transaction, Banca Ifis joined the CQS (salary-backed loan) market.

In January 2019, it finalised acquisition of FBS S.p.A., then to become Ifis Npl Servicing. This transaction made it possible to consolidate its role as an integrated player active throughout the entire non-performing loans market, strengthening its investment and management structures.

In 2020, thanks to acquiring 70.77% of the capital of Farbanca S.p.A*. and to the potential synergies with Credifarma, Banca Ifis will consolidate its lending to pharmacies market position, creating a specialised pole, leader in the sector in Italy.

*Closing is subordinate to the legal authorisations needed being issued by the competent Authorities.