Who we are

Banca IFIS (Milan IF.IM; Market cap: €2.2bn – 31/12/2017)

Banca IFIS is a player active in the specialty finance, operating in the following sectors: trade receivables, acquiring/selling & managing portfolios of non-performing loans and tax receivables. It is also the Italian NPL market’s leader in the unsecured consumer credit segment. The Banca IFIS Group has a robust and diversified business model that allows it to deliver outstanding results in terms of profitability and credit quality, with operations focused in the Italian market and with no branches. The Bank’s operations are built around three pillars that drive decision-making: control of the initiatives’ profitability in relation to their risk, liquidity, and capital absorption. Established in 1983 by the current Chairman Sebastien Egon Furstenberg, Banca IFIS has been listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (Star segment) since 2003 with a market capitalisation of approximately 1.4 billion Euro at June 2018.

In 2016, the Bank acquired the former GE Capital Interbanca Group—a historic Italian financial institution operating in the corporate lending, factoring, and leasing sectors—from GE Capital, which was made again profitable six months after the acquisition. In 2018, Banca IFIS finalised the acquisition of Cap.Ital.Fin. S.p.A, which specialises in salary- or pension-backed loans, as well as announced two additional transactions that will cause Credifarma S.p.A (which provides financing to pharmacies) and FBS S.p.A (Italy’s fourth-largest servicer in the management and transformation of non-performing loans) to be included in the Banca IFIS Group’s scope. As for retail funding, Banca IFIS successfully launched the high-yield online savings account rendimax in 2008 and started broadening its institutional funding structure in 2017.

Ifis vision

We are convinced that only a bank that is beneficial to the economy in which it operates, whilst, at the same time, knows how to obtain the right amount of profit from its actions, has the dignity to look forward and plan its future. What is fundamental in the way we operate are the three pillars we base our work and all our business lines on: control of risk-corrected profitability, of liquidity and of absorbed capital.

Ifis mission

Making the most of the Bank's capital and liquidity to allow businesses and households, even in difficulty, to optimize their financial resources. Becoming the benchmark in Italy in providing financial support to micro, small and medium-sized Italian companies, also on an international level. Allow to the highest possible number of debtors to return to being financially credible. Giving value to the savings of individuals and companies thanks to transparent and reliable proposals.

IFIS values

  • Velocity

    Know how
    to deal with the market changes and respond promptly.

  • Innovation

    Improve the quality of services through the use of new technologies.

  • Relationship

    Build trust relationships to maintain a constant dialogue with customers.

  • Sharing

    Promote a new "doing" culture to meet the challenges of the global market.

  • Specialization

    Think of unique services for its customers and their business needs.

  • Reliability

    Being a Bank
    that supports the real economy of the country.

  • Solidity

    Work in serenity,
    having safe products
    and high yield.


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