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Demand for loans from Komerční banka rising before Christmas as usual

Record demand for consumer loans from Komerční banka peaked in November. Every year, the number of people who use consumer loans or credit cards to finance their needs in the pre-Christmas period is rising. Nor is the demand for mortgage loans slackening; demand for them has been continuously high this year.

KB changes fees for selected products and services from 1 January 2008

Effective from 1 January 2008 Komerční banka changes some charges for its products and services.

Holders of MasterCard payment cards issued by Komerční banka can have Christmas presents wrapped free of charge

Komerční banka is a traditional innovator in the area of payment cards in the Czech Republic. In co-operation with the card association MasterCard, the bank has prepared an attractive pre-Christmas event for its clients.

The new KB EU POINT concept will make it easier to receive contributions from the EU Structural Funds

Komerční banka has presented its new KB EU POINT concept. It is a set of comprehensive advisory services for those interested in contributions from the European Union's Structural Funds, which will be fully available to the public from January 2008. Applicants for EU contributions can receive, in parallel with the advice, funds for pre-financing and co-financing the contribution as part of a special credit scheme, Ponte II.

Komerční banka is the first Czech bank to sign an agreement on accession to SEPA non-cash payments

Komerční banka is the first major Czech bank to sign an agreement on accession to SEPA non-cash payments. In this way it has confirmed its readiness to offer clients, beginning the second quarter of 2008, non-cash money transfers denominated in the euro under uniform European standards.

Komerční banka provides consumer loans and credit cards on-line

On 24 November Komerční banka starts offering complete arrangements for consumer loans and the processing of applications for credit cards on-line via the Internet to users of its MojeBanka Internet banking service.

With Půjčka bez rizika (No Risk Loan) Komerční banka clients will save more than CZK 10,000 before Christmas

Komerční banka has prepared a special Christmas offer for its clients: Between 19 November and 31 December 2007 the interest rate on the popular No Risk Loan is lower by more than one percentage point. Clients will therefore save more than CZK 10,000 on a loan of CZK 250,000 payable in 72 months over the period of maturity.

Komerční banka prepared the Program DUO for entrepreneurs

Komerční banka prepared the convenient Program DUO for entrepreneurs. The Program DUO is a universal solution how to effectively administrate both business as well as personal finances. Thanks to this program en entrepreneur or a firm's statutory representative can gain maintenance of the personal package Duo konto (Duo account) completely for free, and this for the whole period of maintenance of any KB business package.

New FDIs on Komerční banka's ATMs significantly improve payment card holders' security

Since the end of September Komerční banka has been installing protective covers on payment card readers in its 660 ATMs. The plastic cover on the card slot will protect ATMs against the installation of illegal devices that can copy data from payment cards' magnetic strips (known as skimming).

The new KB Ametyst 3 fund supports investment in the modern sector of alternative energies

Available to investors beginning today is a new guaranteed fund in the KB Ametyst series, number 3. The fund offers an opportunity to participate in the development of alternative energy companies' shares, and, similarly as the preceding KB Ametyst funds, it guarantees a 100% return on investment as on the day of the fund's maturity. Ametyst 3 is a four-year fund.

Komerční banka is the Main Partner of the 10th French Film Festival

Komerční banka will be the Main Partner of the French Film Festival in the Czech Republic already for the fifth time. In the year of its tenth anniversary the festival will bring fifty films that represent today's French cinematography to Czech cinemas.

Komerční banka reports accelerated growth in revenues and profit for first 9 months of 2007

Komerční banka released today its consolidated financial results under IFRS(International Financial Reporting Standards) for the year to 30 September 2007. KB Group recorded an increase in net profit of 19.4% compared to the same period of 2006 to reach CZK 8,142 million. Among the main drivers for the strong growth were the acquisition of Modrá pyramida stavební spořitelna (MPSS) in October 2006, a rising net interest income and an increase in income from financial operations. The favourable development of the Czech economy also helped to keep the cost of risk low. KB Group further improved its cost-to-income ratio to 45.8% and confirmed its leading position among Central European banks as measured by operating efficiency.

Vital Invest with a guarantee - new funds in the offer of the VITAL Invest unit-linked life policy

Cooperating with Komerční pojišťovna, Komerční banka has expanded the range of the funds offered for the VITAL Invest unit-linked life policy to include two new funds - the Guaranteed Appreciation Fund and Dynamic PLUS Fund.

Komerční banka offers a new consumer loan product - a loan for notebooks for university students

Komerční banka will provide consumer loans for Dell Vostro™ 1500 notebooks, without requiring any proof of income and without any security, to all students who furnish a confirmation of enrolment at a university in the 2007/2008 academic year. The loan is provided completely free of charge.

Komerční banka brings further innovations to the mortgage market

Komerční banka is continuously improving its offer of mortgage products. Attractive innovations prepared for launch on 30 October 2007 include the "2 in 1" mortgage loan, a mortgage loan without the need to prove income, and a further extension of Flexibilní hypotéka to include an option to defer the beginning of repayment by up to 12 months.

Komerční banka will offer complete consumer credit arrangements on-line from November

In November Komerční banka will launch a number of Internet banking innovations. The application will work under new operating systems, it will support new Internet browsers, and, moreover, offer many functionalities.

Komerční Banka Becomes General Partner of Franchise Meeting Point

The third annual "Franchise Meeting Point" ("FMP"), the largest trade fair of franchising opportunities held in Central and Eastern Europe, takes place at the Brno Exhibition Grounds within the Invex and Digitex Fairs, from 23 to 27 October. Also this year, Komerční Banka ("KB") has agreed to take up the position of the General Partner of the event, which is devoted to franchising. In this manner, KB underscores its chief role in the financing of that specific manner of doing business in the Czech Republic.

Business loan from Komerční banka - one million crowns without income confirmation

A few days ago Komerční banka took another step to markedly increase the availability of loans for small businesses, thereby confirming its leadership on the SME market. The limit on a short-term Profi loan provided without checking the client's income has been increased from 500,000 to one million crowns.

Five thousand new clients of Penzijní fond Komerční banky will receive a bonus of CZK 500 in addition to other benefits

Penzijní fond Komerční banky, the fourth largest pension fund on the Czech market, has launched an autumn marketing campaign for its new clients. Thanks to its co-operation with Komerční banka, new clients can receive a bonus of CZK 500 and many other benefits.

Komerční banka's student payment cards are the only cards on the market to offer the client's own design and change of PIN

Also students have recently been given the opportunity to design the appearance of their payment card. In June KB was the first bank on the market to launch payment cards with the clients' own design. In September the bank extended this offer to include also students. KB is therefore the only bank in the Czech Republic again to offer students the opportunity to design and select the PIN of their payment card.