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Privredna banka Zagreb d. d. is one of Croatia’s top banks with a long and continuous history of banking operations.It was established in 1966 and it is the legal successor of Banka NRH, founded in 1962.In all stages of its history, Privredna banka Zagreb has been supporting major investment programs for the development of tourism, agriculture, industry, shipbuilding, electrification and road building, and has become a byword for the economic vitality, continuity and identity of Croatia.The privatization of Privredna banka Zagreb was successfully brought to an end in December 1999. Having purchased 66.3 percent of the shares of Privredna banka Zagreb, former Banca Commerciale Italiana (BCI) became its majority shareholder, while the Croatian State Agency for Deposit Insurance and Bank Rehabilitation kept a stake of 25 percent plus two shares. BCI later became part of Gruppo Intesa, the leading banking group in Italy which ranks in the top ten banking groups in Europe.Privredna banka Zagreb has thus become a bank of Gruppo Intesa. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) acquired a minority stake in PBZ in 2002.In January 2007, after the merger of Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI, Privredna banka Zagreb became a member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group.In June 2015, by acquisition of shares from the EBRD, Intesa Sanpaolo increased its majority stake in the share capital of PBZ  to 97.47 percent.Privredna banka Zagreb still focuses its business strategy on modern forms of banking and new products, living up to its image of a dynamic and modern European bank that responds to the demands of the market and its clients.From its very foundation Privredna banka Zagreb has been one of the leading banks in Croatia.It has received a number of prestigious international and Croatian awards for excellence.


Parent Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Host Bank


Account holding bank


Domestic branches


Short name

PBZ d.d.

Bank type




The Euromoney Award

In 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Euromoney awarded Privredna banka Zagreb the Euromoney Award for Excellence as the best bank in Croatia. During the 2006 the Euromoney awarded PBZ the Euromoney Award for Excellence for The Best Debt House in Croatia. Euromoney awarded Privredna banka Zagreb for the Best Private Banking Service in Croatia.

The Global Finance Award

From 2003 to 2018, PBZ has won numerous prestigious awards for best bank in Croatia in the categories The Best Emerging Market Banks and The World’s Best Banks in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Best digital bank 2018. in Croatia.

The Central Europeand Award

Central European declared Privredna banka Zagreb to be the Best Bank of the decade in Croatia in 1999.

The Banker Award

The magazine The Banker awarded Privredna banka Zagreb the prize for the Best Bank of the Year in Croatia (Bank of the Year 2005, 2011, 2017 and 2019).

The Finance Central Europe Award

The British financial magazine “Finance Central Europe” declared Mr. Bo┼żo Prka, the President of the Management Board of Privredna banka Zagreb, to be the best banker in South East Europe (2002), and the best banker in Croatia (2006), and Privredna banka Zagreb to be the best bank (2002, 2006).

The Golden Share

The award for market capitalisation and investment funds and for the best banking share was presented to Privredna banka Zagreb for the previous business year in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

The Golden Marten (Zlatna kuna)

The award for the most successful bank in the Republic of Croatia was presented to Privredna banka Zagreb in 2004, 2005, 2010, 2017 and 2018.

Adria Zeitung Award “Das Beste Kroatiens”

Privredna banka Zagreb received recognition of its brand as part of the Adria Zeitung “Das Beste Kroatiens” campaign in 2007.

STP Excellencfe Award

Privredna banka Zagreb has for several years been the recipient of the Straight-Through Processing (STP) Excellence Award from prominent world banks, that is, awards for excellence in processing payment orders sent abroad. The recognition of the quality of the payment orders sent in 2007 was awarded to Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. by Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank.k.


Services Offered

Cash Services




Reconciliation tools (cheque/cash)


Sweeping and pooling


Trade services


Treasury management


Customer Services

Dedicated IBOS desk


Preferential IBOS customer service


Single point of contact for client


Customer service in English


Electronic Banking

Electronic banking in local language


Electronic banking in local English


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