History

 

 

ifis timeline

1983
First steps

I.FI.S. (ISTITUTO DI FINANZIAMENTO E SCONTO S.P.A.)  is set up with the aim of serving italian SMEs.

Alberto Cova wins the World Championships in Track and Field for the 10,000 meters.
2002
Transformation

I.FI.S. becomes a Bank, starts to carry out banking activities and joins factors chain international.

Fifth world title for Schumacher.
2004
Joins the Stock Market

Banca IFIS is listed on the STAR segment of the Italian stock exchange.

Valentino Rossi becomes MotoGP World Champion for the sixth time.
2006
Expansion abroad

Banca IFIS purchases the polish factoring company ‘FIDIS FACTORING POLKA’ and changes its name to ‘IFIS FINANCE’.

The Italian national football team wins the World Cup for the fourth time.
2008
Evolution

rendimax, Banca IFIS’s high-yield savings account, is launched.

Usain Bolt becomes the fastest man on Earth.
2010
Growth

Banca IFIS’s business Customers in Italy amount to more than 3,000. Banca IFIS carries out a capital increase for 50 million euro.

Roger Federer wins his fourth Australian Open.
2012
Digitalization

Toscana Finanza (later to become Banca IFIS’s NPL Area) and FAST FINANCE become divisions of the Banca IFIS Group. Integrated presence on the group’s social networks.

 

Felix Baumgartner jumps from an altitude of 39 kms.
2013
Extension of products and services

The current account ‘contomax’ is introduced and the brands ‘CREDI IMPRESA FUTURO’, dedicated to lending support to SMEs, and ‘CREDIFAMIGLIA’, for the resolution of debts, are launched.

After the Vuelta a España 2010, Vincenzo Nibali wins the 96th Tour of Italy.
2015
Specialization

Banca IFIS’s NPL Area becomes more and more consolidated and Banca IFIS PHARMA sets up the ‘farmacie’ division. Banca IFIS’s capitalization exceeds one billion euro.

Tania Cagnotto wins the gold medal in diving at the Olympics, the first Italian girl in history to do so.
2016
Mergers

The new brand ‘BANCA IFIS IMPRESA’ encompassing all activities dedicated to the business world, previously carried out by ‘CREDI IMPRESA FUTURO’ and ‘BANCA IFIS INTERNATIONAL’, is introduced.

Silver medals for Lupo and Nicolai.
2017
Another step accomplished

GE CAPITAL INTERBANCA SPA BECOMES INTERBANCA SPA: THE SECOND REBRANDING FASE OF THE FORMER GE CAPITAL INTERBANCA GROUP IS COMPLETED.

In 2017, in line with Banca IFIS’ 2017-2019 Industrial and Strategic Plan, IFIS Factoring S.r.l. and Interbanca S.p.A. are merged by incorporation into Banca IFIS SpA (respectively August 1st  2017 and October 23rd 2017).

Federica Brignone wins a competition in the giant slalom World Cup. Marta Bassino is third.
2018
Always moving towards new goals

At the beginning of 2018, Banca IFIS announced that it had signed the binding agreements for the acquisition of a controlling interest in Credifarma SpA, a company providing financial support to pharmacies. At the end of the transaction, Credifarma will be 70% held by Banca IFIS and 30% by Federfarma.

On 2 February 2018, Banca IFIS also finalized acquisition of 100% of Cap.Ital.Fin SpA, a company specialised in loans paid off via a person’s salary, and salary deducted loans for pensioners and private, public and state employees, thus entering the salary-backed loan market, opening new opportunities for all types of the Bank’s retail customers.

On 15 May, Banca IFIS announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire control of FBS SpA, which does business in the NPL sector as an operator specializing in servicing activities. This acquisition creates the first integrated player for Italy’s NPLs.

Finally, in May 2018, the integration process of the former Interbanca Group was completed: indeed, the company IFIS Leasing SpA was merged by incorporation into Banca IFIS SpA.

Sofia Goggia wins the Gold Medal in the downhill at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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