The International Bank for Economic Co-operation was established on October 22, 1963 under the international treaty registered with the United Nations Secretariat. The Bank's member countries are: the Republic of Bulgaria, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mongolia, the Republic of Poland, the Russian Federation, Romania, the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic.

Created originally to serve the inter-state settlement of trade transactions between member countries, the IBEC has turned into a universal financial institution, the purpose of which is to promote foreign trade connections between the nations being the Bank’s member countries, between their banks, businesses, and institutions, as well as between banks, businesses, and institutions of other nations.

The IBEC’s authorized capital is 400 million euros, paid-up capital was increased by 13 million euros pursuant to the resolution of the 128st meeting of the IBEC Council in Moscow, Russian Federation, on 23 November 2016, and is presently 200 million euros.

The Bank has a wide network of correspondent banks in its member countries and other countries. IBEC combines strong positions on financial markets with international experience. The Bank's intergovernmental status ensures its financial stability and provides additional guarantees for its customers. IBEC guarantees the confidentiality of transactions, accounts and deposits of its clients and correspondents.

The long-term development strategy of IBEC provides further diversification of business due to the active development of new banking services. As part of the Bank’s efforts to achieve its strategic goals, IBEC will focus on the following objectives:

  • developing credit activities in IBEC through the Bank’s involvement in joint projects with organizations and businesses in the IBEC member countries, and by examining the issue of setting representative offices in the Bank’s member countries;
  • expanding the client base through higher quality and wider range of products and services offered by the Bank;
  • further interaction with other international banks for development that operate in the IBEC member countries, regarding such institutions as partners on the way towards sustainable economic growth of the Bank’s member countries.

News

17 Jul 2018
Trilateral meeting at the high level at the IBEC headquarters: State Secretary of the Ministry of the Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, the IBEC and the IIB

Trilateral meeting at the high level at the IBEC headquarters: State Secretary of the Ministry of the Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, the IBEC and the IIB

On 17 July 2018 at the headquarters of the International bank for economic co-operation (IBEC) in Moscow the meeting of the officials of the IBEC and the International investment bank (IIB) with high representatives of the Slovak Republic was held. The State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Lukas Parizek headed the Slovak delegation, he was accompanied by the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Moscow Peter Priputen. The IBEC delegation was headed by the IBEC Chairman of the Board Denis Ivanov and the IIB delegation was headed by the acting IIB Chairman of the Board Alexandru Florescu.   Read more

10 Jul 2018
IBEC has started the implementation of the Bratislava Concept of the IBEC further development: increasing the product line and geography of the operations

IBEC has started the implementation of the Bratislava Concept of the IBEC further development: increasing the product line and geography of the operations

On July 10, 2018 the IBEC issued an irrevocable reimbursement undertaking (IRU) upon the authorization received from one of the largest Belarusian banks in favor of the leading European financial institution as a claiming bank. This IRU transaction is aimed at supporting the exporter from Czech Republic which is one of the member countries of the IBEC.   Read more