Central and Eastern Europe regional awards
Best Bank: Moldova-Agroindbank
In a regional context Moldova remains a laggard in financial services development. But Moldova-Agroindbank, which services a wide range of retail and corporate customers, provides proof positive that the best of the country’s banks are slowly but surely coming to terms with the challenges of a free-market economy. Not only does it boast the country’s most extensive branch network, which has helped it to become the country’s largest bank by assets; more important, it is the principal lender to the country’s leading wine, sugar and tobacco producers, which remain of key importance in Moldova’s still largely agrarian economy.