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KB’s price list effective from 1 January 2012 / KB’s unique MojeOdměny scheme acclaimed by clients


MojeOdměny (MyRewards), a unique concept of fee policy, has registered success again. In an assessment of responsiveness in fee policies, conducted by the Bankovní server, Komerční banka was rated as the Leapfrog of the Year. According to the server, KB was the best among Czech banks in improving its fees and clarifying its price list.

Komerční banka acquires another CZK 635 million for favourable loans for small and medium-sized enterprises


Komerční banka has drawn today further resources from the European Investment Bank to support the financing of small and middle-sized enterprises. The fourth agreement with EIB in sequence will bring the corporate clients of Komerční banka favourable interest rates of business loans.

Payments and opening hours at KB branches at the end of 2011


At the end of 2011 all of Komerční banka’s branches, including those that work on Saturdays and Sundays, will keep their opening hours as usual.

SG Equipment Finance received prestige award Vendor Finance Provider of the Year


For the second year in a row, SG Equipment Finance was successful on the European level when it received the “Vendor Finance Provider of the Year” award at the Leasing Life Awards Ceremony on 3rd November in Munich, Germany.

Merlin and Profi Merlin insurance offers a complete protection against misusing a payment card


Komerční banka, in cooperation with Komerční pojišťovna, meets the needs of all its clients who use payment cards and brings improvements of existing Merlin and Profi Merlin collective insurance, effective as of 29 November 2011.

You can get your dreams to reality with “Půjčka bez rizika” from Komerční banka


Půjčka bez rizika from Komerční banka offers the possibility to obtain cash or cashless non special-purpose loan without any security, ranging from CZK 30,000 to 2,500,000. Clients who arrange the loan Půjčka bez rizika with maturity of 6 years are entitled to the loan without a processing fee. Moreover, the first 500 clients will automatically get the extra money of CZK 2,000. This action offer is valid by 15 December 2011.

KB cuts mortgage rates again: they start from as low as 3.29% for three-year fixed-rate periods Clients can have fixed rates for ten years from as low as 3.99% p.a.


On 16 November 2011, Komerční banka cuts the rate of interest on its mortgage loans. For the Klasik mortgage loan, the interest rate was reduced by 0.2 p.p. for all fixed-rate periods. The minimum interest rate starts from 3.29% p.a. for mortgage loans with rates fixed for three years.

Komerční banka named the safest bank in Central & Eastern Europe


A survey of the prestigious magazine Global Finance has named Komerční banka as the safest emerging market bank in Central & Eastern Europe. Komerční banka won on the basis of its long-term credit rating and total assets.

Komerční banka has been crowned The Bank of the Year 2011


Komerční banka is the winner of the tenth year of the prestigious Fincentrum Bank of the Year award. In its history, the award has been granted 10 times, in which Komerční banka has acquired already the fourth absolute winning.

Komerční banka Group reports dynamic loan growth of 12%. Net profit at CZK 7,041 million for first three quarters of 2011


Komerční banka Group recorded acceleration in the volume growth of loans in all segments, to 12% year on year. Net profit for the first nine months of 2011 reached CZK 7,041 million, which represents a decrease of 29.3% in comparison with the same period of 2010. Revenues grew marginally, limited by persistent low interest rates and declining fees charged. Cost of risk recorded a significant increase, despite very positive development in the cost of risk for lending, due to a charge on Greek government bonds. Net profit adjusted for impairment of Greek bonds grew by 5.6% to CZK 10,532 million.

Ask for the MasterCard credit card from Komerční banka and win as much as CZK 2 000. The sooner you order the card, the more you can win


Komerční banka has prepared the competition for its clients who will newly ask for the credit card Lady karta or A karta, with the possibility to win as much as CZK 2 000. The competition was launched on 1 November and will last by 31 December 2011.

Komerční banka wins recognition in the WebAward Competition


Komerční banka was successful with its websites in the WebAward Competition organised by Web Marketing Association. In a highly competitive environment, KB’s website has won the Bank Standard of Excellence award. An internet agency, FG Forrest, which has been cooperating with Komerční banka in online projects for a long time, contributed to the awarded appearance of the websites.

Costs of funding with SG Equipment Finance to be reduced by new subsidies from the European Investment Bank


SG Equipment Finance Czech Republic (SGEF) has entered into a new agreement on support for the financing of local businesses from the European Investment Bank’s (“EIB”) funds. Thanks to the EIB support to small and medium-sized enterprises, SGEF’s clients will benefit from cheaper funding cost by at least 0.25% p.a.

Komerční banka’s new clients can test the MůjÚčet package of services free of charge for one year


Thanks to this special offer, clients can open a modern package of services, MůjÚčet, at Komerční banka and test its advantages free of charge for one year. Applicants can also request the new package at

Komerční banka and CIS Chamber sign a co-operation agreement for 2012


Komerční banka and Chamber of Trade and Industry for CIS Countries, a special chamber of commerce (CIS Chamber) entered into a co-operation agreement for 2012 on the occasion of the Brno International Engineering Fair. The agreement was signed by Henri Bonnet, Chairman and CEO, and Jan Juchelka, member of the Board of Directors and Deputy CEO, for Komerční banka and František Masopust, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Director, for CIS Chamber.

KB significantly reduces interest rates for mortgage loans: clients can have a fixed rate for ten years from as low as 3.99% p.a.


Komerční banka cuts the rates for its mortgage loans as of 3 October 2011. Clients can benefit from the largest drop in respect of mortgage loans with rates fixed for ten years; for the other fixed-rate periods, the interest rate has been cut by 0.2 percentage points. The minimum interest rate starts with the Hypotéka KLASIK mortgage loan, at 3.49% p.a. fixed for three years.

KB’s advantageous offer will bring savings and help with financing to members of The National Cluster Association


Komerční banka started co-operation with Národní klastrová asociace (The National Cluster Association). Thanks to the new partnership, the clusters that are members of the Association have been able to use a bargain offer of Komerční banka’s services since July.

A Cards and Lady Cards extend the range of payment cards offered with Komerční banka's student accounts


Owners of Komerční banka's student accounts can now obtain an A Card or a Lady Card under very advantageous conditions. In addition to withdrawals from ATMs and payments for goods and services, these credit cards offer a number of other attractive options such as discount schemes and assistance services and insurance policies.

Komerční banka improves the parameters of the Profi Loan and offers additional products for small business financing


Komerční banka has adjusted the parameters of the Profi Loan for small businesses. A higher maximum amount of the loan, longer maturity, and higher limits on unsecured loans will simplify access to finances for small businesses. Business will also be easier with Factoring KB and SG Equipment Finance products, which clients will now also be able to easily obtain at Komerční banka’s branches.

KB EU Point: Only 18% of allocated money left in the EU’s Structural Funds


CZK 630 billion has been, or will soon be, distributed in the Czech Republic from the EU’s Structural Funds. Approximately 18% of the allocation for the whole programming period, which is some CZK 135 billion, is therefore available to applicants for subsidies. The EU Point Index brings information about the subsidy market to Komerční banka’s clients on a regular basis.