BRD – Groupe Société Générale is the second Romanian bank in terms of assets and market share and the second largest company by market capitalization at the Bucharest Stock Exchange. BRD is part of Société Générale Group, one of the biggest banking groups in the Euro zone. The bank has more than 2,600,000 customers, its activities being oriented on three core businesses: retail and SME’s, large corporations and investment banking.
The bank is present in all sectors of the economy, offering a large choice of services. BRD has succeeded in creating a financial group that offers, in connection with the business lines of Société Générale Group, expertise in investment banking operations such as M&A’s and structured finance (BRD Corporate Finance), asset management (BRD Asset Management), real estate development (Sogeprom), life insurance (BRD Asigurari de Viata). BRD is also present, through BRD Pensii, in the market of private pension funds.
The bank has been implementing for the last 6 years a policy aiming at the development of its retail arm, market in which the bank holds a share of approximately 20%, with a wide network of more than 900 branches. BRD is particularly active in the fast growing consumer loan market through a specialized company, BRD Finance.
BRD is one of the leaders of the retail banking market; the bank has 2.5 million customers in contact with the bank through classic branches, via Internet, mobile phone and the most modern call center in Romania. BRD is in the top of the banks active on the individual loans and banking cards markets. The bank is a substantial player in the local corporate banking market and continues to generate business in this area even in the difficult conditions of 2010.