Second edition of the “Sonuvame.Menuvame”
CSR project of Stopanska banka AD – Skopje
„Together we can make a better world“
By organizing the second edition of the project “Sonuvame.Menuvame” Stopanska banka AD – Skopje shifts its focus towards the kids with special needs or disabilities and the need for their sustainable inclusion within the society.
At the MOB (Macedonian Opera and Ballet) the kids favorites 5+ Family, which for 10 years have enriched the home entertainment and fun kids program, will provide hour long concerts where some of the roles will be played by the kids with special needs which empowers the storyline and makes it complete while at the same time displaying to the public in a most plastic manner the desired inclusion which is in our focus.
The five “Sonuvame.Menuvame” concerts will be held at MOB with the following schedule:
• Friday 15.12. from 18h
• Saturday 16.12 from 11 and from 14h
• Sunday 17.12 from 11 and from 14h
WE PROUDLY PRESENT TOPSI - BANKING SERVICES FOR YOUNGSTERS BY YOUNGSTERS
When the target group is made up of youngsters age 18-28 that demand open, free communication, that want advice and recommendation by relevant sources, that demand space and the opportunity to express themseleves, that are brave and naturaly individualistic and are over 300.000 than it is a real challenge for a company to try not only to talk to them, but to offer them a set of services that will be appropriate and accepted.
This is why, Stopanska banka AD - Skopje, for its current and future young clients created TOPSI, together with the actors Tino and Atanas - banking services that have the purpose to create an open channel for communication between the Bank and the young population.
Address by Mr. Toni Stojanovski at the annual conference of the Macedonian Stock Exchange
Mr. Toni Stojanovski, Chief Retail Officer at Stopanska banka AD - Skopje addressed the auditorium at the annual conference, celebrating 20 years of the establishment od the Macedonian Stock Exchange.
The integral text of the addressing is available on the following link.
Example of positive CSR activity
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje as a corporate responsible company is proud of its legacy of well-established and recognizable CSR practice over the years. Although, as citizen, in the setting of our busy everyday life, projects and deadlines we sometimes forget that the complex society, of which we are integral part, needs our energy, our support and our guidance, the Bank has implemented a strategy, of course, empowered by its employees that makes efforts to build a stronger and long lasting relationship with the community and society through CSR efforts.
At the same time, these efforts are encouraged by our Group (NBG), with whom we regularly share our positive CSR experiences and thus build a tower of knowledge that the entire Group can use to benefit each community.
DONATION OF STOPANSKA BANKA FOR WARM HOLIDAYS FOR ALL
Traditionally, Stopanska banka AD – Skopje during the holiday season in cooperation with Red Cross of the Republic of Macedonia realizes the humanitarian action “Warm holidays for all”.
Today, in the premises of DHO “Dare Dzambaz”, some of the Bank employees handed over New Year packages with food for the Red Cross users.
The donation is consisted of the most necessary food products for a family, carefully selected in coordination with the Red Cross of the Republic of Macedonia, distributed in several municipalities across the country, such as: Skopje, Bitola, Struga, Gevgelija, Strumica, Valandovo and Kochani, in order to help to the socially endangered families, who spend the holidays in very hard conditions.
Stopanska Banka AD Skopje has pre-paid the subordinated loan to NBG
Stopanska Banka AD Skopje has pre-paid the subordinated loans in total amount of Euro 45 million that was approved by the National Bank of Greece in 2006 and 2008 with term of 10 years. The utilization of these funds significantly attributed for accomplishment of the objectives set by the Business and Development plan of the Bank, which resulted in strengthening of the capital base, increasing the profitability and competition position of the Bank in the market.
The achieved results and accumulated profit during the last years enabled conditions for pre-payment of both sub loans, for which the Bank received previous consent by the Central Bank. Simultaneously, with the pre-payment of the sub-loans, the Shareholders Assembly in which the dominant shareholder is the National Bank of Greece enacted a Decision for withholding the part of the accumulated profit from previous years in amount of Euro 35 million into permanent capital, which increased the capital strength of the Bank on permanent basis and it’s loan potential, as well.
Ceremony for the opening of the renovated Debar branch
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje continues to invest in improving the working conditions in the largest branch network in the country. At the satisfaction of the local citizens and companies that cooperate with Stopanska banka AD - Skopje, one of the older branches of the Bank was renovated and transformed into a modern banking space where the clients can continue using the bank products and services. The Branch manager and employees together with the CEO and the BoD members invited the local clients to a gathering and networking where they again used the opportunity to thank the clients for their trust and hope for continuous cooperation.
For the students from Debar a special event was created with Kaliopi that made sure each child had a chance to talk to her, get a CD with an authograph and of course make smiling photos with the kids.
"Stopanska is in its bes phase at the moment" - Interview with Mr. Diomidis Nikoletopoulos, CEO
The translation of the original interview from Kapital weekly magazine is provided in this article:
1. Mr. Nikoletopoulos, Stopanska Banka recorded a profit of 26.1 mil EUR for the first 9 months of this year which is significantly better than last year. This trend has been noticed during the recent years. How did you manage to have increased profits at a time when most banks and private companies are in crisis?
For years now we have been talking about “some kind of crisis", local or global, economic or political, regional etc. Definitely we live in turbulent times especially if you want to apply a long-term strategy, but the basic rules of doing business remain valid, they even have greater value and more comprehensive meaning than before.
The successful business should do both; to follow the lead of the customers who have larger appetites and ambitions and to create the conditions for developing new needs, the satisfaction of which boost further the economic activity, regardless of the difficulties in the local or global environment. Certain domestic companies have started adapting their operations in line with higher standards and the population is a step closer to the desired European lifestyle. In a business environment with such a set-up, Stopanska Banka is a partner of great importance and being, at the same time, a member of NBG, the largest financial network in Southeastern Europe is able to operate in a modern/European way, sharing the group valuable experience and knowledge with its customers.
Getting closer to our operating model you can realize the reasons of being a so successful company. As we have often pointed out, nothing is accidentally achieved, instead, behind our success there is a long term business plan, continuous and consistent effort by capable people, deep understanding of the customers’ needs and excellent cooperation with them, innovative products and services and all these within a risk management framework that enables the business growth without the Bank undertaking unmanageable risks. We are always aiming to financing promising companies and sustainable projects that create new jobs, increase exports, provide higher quality and added value to the system and of course to support the individuals in all aspects of their financial needs, being the bank with the dominant position in retail banking in the country. The mix of portfolios, the careful lending approach, the well-balanced pricing and the maintenance of non-performing loans at low levels, are the main contributors to our strong profitability.
Donation from the employees for a Red Cross cause
The local organization of the Red Cross - Skopje again this year organized the "Think about us" activity regarding the "Day of hunger" from 16th october untul 16th november 2015. Therefore a humanitarian action was organized at the i-bank store on 11.11.2015, Wednesday when the employees of the Bank made cash donations. We wish to thank the employees for their generous contribution for the successful activity.
Tabernakul literary awards 2015
With a special academy, held today, the Printing Company Tabernakul offered another feast for literary fans. Winners of the international Tabernakul literary award for 2015 are Hertha Miller (Nobel prize winner) and Tom Stophard, one of the most popular contemporary authors.
During the day, the winners together with the rest of the Tabernakul academy held a press conference, award ceremony and additional presentatio of the winners where Mr. Viktor Erofeev, a russian writer and a winner of this award, presented Mrs. Hertha Miller and her literary produce. Tom Stophard was presented by Mr. Goran Stefanovski one of the most acclaimed local authors.
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje in its efforts to support community values that improve everyday life provided both moral and financial support for the event, and through its Facebook profile shall provide copies of the books from the winners for its fans.
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje
On your side
STOPANSKA BANKA TO INVEST IN A TRAFFIC POLYGON FOR CHILDREN
As a leading example of a company with corporate social responsibility, Stopanska banka implements the highest standards in doing business, while at the same time invests in the environment it works in and its improvement. The biggest inspiration for our previous CSR activities were the children for whom we invested in education, wellbeing, health and we wish to continue with a donation of an urban educational traffic/biking polygon for the residents of Skopje.
This in mind, the Bank initiated and organized the project “Vozi pravo, vozi zdravo” which has the goal to increase the awareness of the advantages to alternative forms of transportation as something of great importance to the City of Skopje, and at the same time create this healthy habit for the youngest.
In order to ensure major support and involvement of the citizenship, Stopanska banka placed an interactive web banner on the most popular web sites, where participants can virtually ride a bike and donate the meters they have passed – the more meters we collect the more funds Stopanska shall donate to the construction of the children polygon. The donated meters will also be collected at the informal race on Sunday September the 13th. The race shall begin from the i-bank store at 18 o’clock and finish at the entrance to the City park with a major party event – responsible for the musical content will be KALIOPI, 5+ band and DJ Goce (SAF). Of course, plenty of rewards and entertainment will be available for the guests of the event.
Donation for the flooded region
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje extends its condolences to the families who suffered dearly in the Tetovo region floods and wishes that the living conditions are soon restored to normal. At the same time, the Bank supports and encourages the efforts of the public to help the families most impacted by the events.
In line with these efforts, the Bank donated personal and domestic higyene products and these products will be distributed to our countrymen via the Red Cross of Macedonia where we unloaded the help packages.
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje
On your side
Non-working day - 03.08.2015 (Monday)
We wish to inform you that due to the forthcoming national holiday 2nd of August - the Day of the Republic, the branches of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje will not be working on Monday 03.08.2015.
You have at your disposal the i-bank services via the phone, m-banking, e-banking and the ATMs of STB, as well as our partner POS merchant network.
The employees and the management of the Bank extends best wishes for the holiday!
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje
On your side
Non - working day 28.08.2014
We would like to inform you that, according to the Law on Holidays for the R.M., because of the religious holiday St. Marie, the payment operations system of RM and accordingly the Branches of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje will not be working on 28.08.2014 (thursday). The Branches will continue regular operations on 29.08.2014 (friday). In the meantime, you have the i-bank services available 24/7 via mobile, phone, computer and of course via the ATMs of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje.
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje
On your side
Big humanitarian project by Stopanska banka AD – Skopje „GIVE WITH A SMILE“ for the children that need it the most!
Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Stopanska Banka initiated a big humanitarian project today under the motto “GIVE WITH A SMILE” which invites everybody to contribute to this by simply giving their smiles. The more smiles the project collects the more funds the Bank shall donate. The goal of the project is to donate medical equipment for the children clinics around the country which will ensure for better medical care of the children that most need it.Stopanska Banka derives from the local communities; it develops thanks to the trust of the citizens and the business community and has in its 70 years of existence become an integral part of the economy and the society in Macedonia. This is why we have constructed this humanitarian project that will include every citizen and each community in the interest of the children that deserve a smile each day of their lives. For this purpose, the branches of Stopanska banka will be equipped with photo-totems where each person can donate their smiles.
Interview with Mr. Diomidis Nikoletopoulos, CEO of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje, Kapital June 2014
70 years of innovativness and leadership on the banking sector
Journalist: Biljana Zdravkovska Stojcevska, Kapital business magazine, Editor in Chief
Kapital: You closed the previous year with a significant growth of income and profit, the financial statements from this year show that the growing trend continues. To what do we owe these results?
DN: As known, Stopanska Bank has managed to deliver profitable results in all recent years and especially, 2013 was a very successful year in terms of profitability as it was increased by 25 % compared to 2012. This trend continues, the outlook for the whole 2014 is more than positive and already in the first quarter, SB announced profits of Euro 7 millions, an amount of profit that is the highest ever, I think not only for our bank but for the whole banking sector in the country. There is no any secret recipe in achieving these results; behind these profits there is a big amount of effort and hard work that has been done for years in order to develop both credit and deposit sizeable and well-structured portfolios, systematic effort to upgrade our services and products, prudent, careful and thorough examination of all new credit requests and at the same time close monitoring of the existing credits as well as effective management of the problematic cases. In addition, the rationalization of the funding cost, the constant support of its operations with new systems and modern technology, the effective cost control and the most important, the loyalty and valuable contribution of its management team and the personnel are main pillars of the successful operation of the Bank all these years.
The lucky winner is drawn from the VISA credit cards winning game
According to the rules of the „Pay with VISA and travel to Brazil” contest, with a presence of a notary, and a random election with help from a computer solution, the lucky winner was drawn and was rewarded with a voyage for 2 people in Brazil on FIFA World Cup 2014.
The lucky winner is: A.S with ID number 2005860, address: st. Vostanicka number 114, Skopje. The winner is published in the daily newspaper Dnevnik on 19.05.2014.
Students from Primary School Gligor Prlichev visited the i-bank store
It was our great pleasure that students from the primary school Gligor Prlichev, today visited our i-bank store and learned many stuff about the savings and about our “Pchelka” child deposit.
In a pleasent atmosphere that wecreated together, our little guests played, exercised and painted.
We are sending warm greeting to our dear new friends and we’re expecting many more friends from school around the country to visit the i-bank store, the Bank of the future.
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje
On your side
Annoucement for non-working day 24.05.2014 (Saturday)
Due to the national holiday 24-May - „Ss. Cyril and Methodous”, Stopanska banka AD - Skopje branches shall not be opened 24.05.2014 (Saturday).
The i-bank services are available through phone, m-banking, e-banking and SB ATMs, as well as our partners from the merchant network that are accepting the payment cards of Stopanska banka.
The employees and the Management of the Bank are wishing you happy holiday!
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje
On your side
Stopanska banka was attending the Business day of the businessmen in the Industrial Zone Vizbegovo
Upon the Businessmen Association initiation in the industrial zone Vizbegovo, a Business Day was held, with aim for presenting the companies in the zone, and establishing business relationships as well. The event was held in premises of Tempo 99 that was organized by the association, where 40 companies have attended with their own stands and representatives, from different industries and sectors - banking, confectionary, automobile, etc.
Welcome to the first bank of the future, the i-bank store of Stopanska banka
The mission of Stopanska banka says that in the constantly changing world, where needs and dreams change, customers know more, want more, the Bank strives to provide new opportunities by introducing financial products and services that go hand-in-hand with these changes through its advanced and easy-to-reach distribution channels.
With the opening of the i-bank store today, all our alternative innovative banking services get a home and space where they will be in the focus of the Banks’ and the clients’ attention. At the i-bank store, the regional experience and market understanding through the technological innovations is delivered as a local advantage to our clients.
In parallel to the opening of the i-bank store, the Bank introduces several novelties regarding the alternative channels that will significantly improve the user experience of the banking services:
• Integrated platform with application of OTP (one time password) token as a tool for payment authorization of all transactions through the e-banking, m-banking and phone banking. Available for retail clients.
• The m-banking app now available for Windows mobile devices and
• Stopanska banka AD – Skopje is the first and the only bank in Macedonia that introduced 3D Secure standard for Visa & MasterCard cards issued by the Bank providing safe internet payments worldwide.
Realized donation for the public kitchens with the moto „Warm holidays for all“
These holidays, we all wish joy, love and more time spent in a warm atmosphere. This is why, the Board of Directors of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje made a decision to allocate the corporate gifts fund to donating warm meals in the public kitchens across the country.
„With the greetings for New Year and Christmas holidays, we would like to provide warm holiday meals for the users of the public kitchens services, and their families, as well. Due to this, we decided to make an appreciated donation, contributing in the community where we act.“ said Mr. Diomidis Nikoletopoulos, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje.
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje rewards the trust of its deposit clients
At the brink of achieving 1 billion EUR total deposits
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje continues to grow and to achieve positive results in 2013 thanks to the cooperation and the trust of its retail and corporate clients. Besides the excellent H1 results, the Bank approaches another benchmark - 1 billion eur total deposits that represents 26% of the total retail and corporate deposits in Macedonia.
Increased interest rates during the Savings week 2013
Saving as an activity of regular investment of free assets which is in accordance to the clients’ depositing potential, secures a better quality of life and creates bigger security for the future both for the client and the economy as a whole.
We understand the needs of our clients, their wishes and plans and offer them our endless support with a secure and beneficial manner of placement of their free assets in a large variety of deposits molded according to their needs.In order to celebrate the International savings day, Stopanska banka AD – Skopje organizes a Savings week from 28.10 до 02.11. During this week the clients that will open a new “MOJ PLAN” term deposit have a special offer – the interest rates of these new deposits will be increased by 0.5bp for MKD deposits and 0.25bp for EUR deposits on top of the regular interest rates.
With this activity, we would like to honor our clients that already know how to save and recognize a good savings offer as well as the ones that want to start with this healthy habit now.“Moj plan” is a term deposit that enables unlimited number and amount of additional deposits during the term period without braking the term or extending it. This way the base of the deposit grows gradually and continuously and allows clients to develop a regular habit and savings culture.
With these product specifications and the increased interest rate “Moj plan” is the true way to celebrate the International savings day. The clients have at their disposal in all of our branches a Deposit Councilor that can present them with the Bank products and help them choose the most appropriate manner of savings according to their needs.
Additionally, Stopanska banka AD – Skopje calls all of its clients not to save on love and care and in the period ahead send messages of love and good health to the children at the Clinic for children diseases, Skopje using the “On your side” Facebook fan page.
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje
On your side
Innovative mobile application from Stopanska banka
A new way to use the banking services
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje promoted its free mobile application today. The application is available for all Android and i-phone based "smart phones".
The mobile application is a result of the technological development of the mobile phones that are our everyday companions and represent a powerfull tool of every modern man. Besides the weather conditions, the latest news, the social networks now even the Bank is available on your fingertips, on the screen of your phone. The app offers you round the clock access to location information, working hours, ATMs, merchants that offer installment payments, foreign exchange, lending and deposit products, interest rates and calculators.
Interview with Gligor Bishev PhD, CEO of Stopanska banka, "Ekonomija i Biznis"
For access to the interview please click here.
Summer Activities 2012
Starting July 21st until August 19th 2012 each weekend Stopanska banka organizes new Summer activities that will offer refreshment, family fun and shelter from the summer heat wave to the clients and friends of the Bank:
- Gift ticket for the mountain lift on Vodno (for children and adults)
- Gift ticket for the Karposh swiming pool
- Vauchers for refreshment at the city beach - cafe "Zmija" and
- Vauchers for refreshment in Ohrid beaches "Potpes", "Gradiste3" and cafe bar "Zona"
Announcement about introduction of special working hours
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje informs that due to the heat wave and in order to allow clients to use the banking services without delay decided to introduce special working hours for its branches in accordance to the needs and requriements of the clients.
The new working hours of the branches will be applied starting 12.07.2012 Thursday until 21.07.2012 Saturday and will be divided in two shifts, from 8am till 1.30pm and in the afternoon from 5 to 7pm, while the bigger branches in Skopje shall work from 8am till 7pm.
Details of the new working hours for each branch will be available on the web site of the Bank and on site on each branch.
IFC, Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje Partner to Expand Trade Finance for SMEs
Phone: +381 11 3023 750
Skopje, Macedonia, May, 2012—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje, member of NBG Group have joined forces to expand trade finance in Macedonia, a partnership that will help small and medium enterprises create jobs and move into new markets.
Employees of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje contributed in realization of „Humanitarian week“ organized by the Red Cross of the City of Skopje
The employees of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje took active participation in the humanitarian action that Red Cross of the City of Skopje realized it, known as "Humanitarian week“ in the period from April 23 - 29. Namely, on Tuesday 24.04.2012, the Bank employees helped in the sucessfful realization of the project in the Bank headquarters by purchase of vauchers.
New e-banking service - FOREIGN CURRENCY payments for retail and corporate clients
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje following the needs and requests of the clients for new services within the e-banking system developed and introduced the FOREIGN CURRENCY payment for retail and corporate clients.
According to the procedure, the service is available for those that fill out the required documents and deliver them to one of our branches. Each step of this new service is described within the e-banking system and can be further explained by our branch employees or the 24h Contact center (02) 3100 109.
PAYMENT OF VIP POST-PAID BILLS ON ATMs OF STOPANSKA BANKA
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje in cooperation with VIP operator are offering the new, unique and safe service for their mutual clients, which will be available 24 hours a day. Namely, from now on, the post paid clients of VIP operator will be able to pay their monthly bills on all ATMs of Stopanska banka – very simply, without any fees and additional costs.
In only couple steps, by using any payment card issued by Stopanska banka, the clients can realize payment of an issued bill by VIP operator on one of 111 ATMs. The clients should only know the bill number (invoice no.) and the payment will be realized, and in few seconds, the ATM device will produce a slip – confirmation for successful transaction. In such a way, the clients of VIP operator have 100 more new locations for payment, available 24 hours.
Both companies have already realized an attractive project in 2009, by which the TOP-UP service for prepaid clients was available on SB ATM.
Ramazan Bayram, non-working day for SB branches
Due to the national holiday Ramazan Bayram, the branches of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje will be closed on Tuesday, 30.08.2011.
However, the Bank provides a range of 24h services, the i-bank services available over the phone, internet and at the ATMs. Also, our partner merchant network is at your disposal for use of the payment cards issued from Stopanska banka.
The employees and the Management of SB wish you a happy holiday.
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje
On your side
ANEKS - New location for your payment cards, PIN codes or e-banking certificates
We hereby inform you that strating 12.07.2011 you can pick up your:
- payment cards,
- PIN codes or
- e-banking certificates
for the region of Skopje only at the ANEKS branch located on the 1st floor of GTC right above the main entrance in the SB central building.
4 months without fees in the domestic payment opperations
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje, as the largest Bank in Macedonia always intends to remain on the side of its clients and to be the leading mechanism in realizing their plans and aspirations. By the reorganization process that the Bank implemented during the past years, the focus increased on legal entities offering modern banking products and services, available not only in the Bank branches, but also in the Regional Business Centers in Bitola, Strumica and Skopje.
Please do not miss the promotional offer during the period from 15.06. to 15.10.2011, and reduce your operating costs:
• All new opened MKD accounts shall make all cash and non cash transactions on counters or e-banking WITHOUT ANY FEES
• All MKD accounts activated after minimum 1 year inactivity shall make all cash and non cash transactions on counter or e-banking WITHOUT ANY FEES
Do not wait, visit the closest branch or business center and find out what are the required steps for opening MKD account in Stopanska banka.
After the expiration of the promotional period, the regular tariffs for realization of transactions in the domestic payment operations shall be applied.
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje
On your side
Five years ago, Stopanska banka AD – Skopje introduced the motto “On your side” and a year ago, we added the slogan “always first in line” to resemble our goals. These statements now present an obligation of the Bank to realize its promises to the clients during everyday operations. Today, it is our pleasure and honor to announce that we continue to be on your side and always first to provide you with qualitative service, this time, with our novelty Phone Banking service.
Phone banking is a service that can be used by all individuals, Bank clients, who would like to pay utility bills, loans or credit cards installments, to make any local currency transactions, to check the balance of their accounts and products and many other services in a simple, fast and secure manner through any telephone line.
In addition, the Bank remains to be the pioneer in introduction of the banking services based on high technologies guaranteeing the security, stability and safety in the operations in the country. Phone banking is an integral part of the brand i-bank, which symbolizes the increased freedom and choice of our clients, that can execute bank transactions over the phone, online or at ATMs 24h a day.
However, the development of the new services and products is a part of the Bank’s mission, which always intends to satisfy the needs of its clients, in the constantly changing environment in which we live and work.
Therefore, we use this opportunity to promote also the new deposit and credit product enriching the Bank portfolio and the alternatives offered to the population:
• Saving plan is the product intended for the clients who want to save regularly and monthly for their future plans. With the different time depositing periods and the options to choose the currency of the deposit this product shall be properly accepted by the clients, who requested from the Bank to develop such product.
• Unsecured consumer loan, as the oldest form of a lending product is now improved regarding its repayment period (up to 8 years) and regarding the amount (up to EUR 10.000), which is promotionally available with foreign currency clause and interest rate of only 8% per annum.
During the 66 years of its operations, Stopanska banka AD – Skopje is on your side and we shall remain devoted to that promise in the future, as well, when by the high technology innovations in the banking service, you will be always first in line, thus, using the free time only for you.
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje
On your side
Non-working day, Friday 10.06.2011
Due to the national holiday, the branches of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje shall be closed on Friday, 10.06.2011.
Stopanska banka AD - Skopje sponsor of Trash Fashion 2011
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje as one of the most significant corporate entities in the country intensified its eco-education projects, making younger generations even more aware of how fragile the environment is and how much attention they will have to provide in the years to come. An example of these projects is the sponsorship the Bank granted for the execution of Trash Fashion 2011 event organized to celebrate the World Environment Day by NGO OxO as part of their project for "Integration of ecology into the educational process". The event will take place on the 26th of May at the Youth Cultural Centre in Skopje. Over 20 elementary and secondary schools with 50 teams will compete with their fashion items created from re-used waste (paper, plastic, glass etc.).
The Bank will participate with a member in the jury that will select the winners and also will provide prizes for the most creative models.Stopanska banka AD – Skopje invites its clients during the process of registration of their data (an activity that is ongoing) to add their e-mail address that in the future will be used for gathering beneficial data and information. For example, soon the clients will have the opportunity to get their monthly statement via e-mail on the very day it is generated, which makes the communication both more personal and more contemporary. Thanks to these novelties the Bank once again proves that it follows world trends and expects to significantly reduce paper use, transport pollution and even better – improve its client services.
Non-working day, Tuesday 24.05.2011
Due to the State holiday "Ss. Cyril and Methodius", the branches of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje shall be closed on Tuesday, 24.05.2011.
You have on disposal the i-Bank services available on SB ATMs, e-banking and merchant partners which accept payment cards of Stopanska banka.
The employees and the Management of the Bank wish you happy holiday!
Stopanska banka granted two valuable prizes on the Family Day and Nova Bazaar 2011
On 16.04.2011, Stopanska banka AD – Skopje participated actively on the Open House and Family Bazaar 2011, organized by the International High School “Nova” which was held in Nova campus. This Charity event is a tradition for Nova High School. This year, all collected funds shall be donated to the Children Hospital in Skopje. Many valuable prizes intended for everyone could be won by sale of children books, fun, sale of unique craftsmen items, tasting of international cuisine and lottery.
15 years anniversary since issuing the first payment card in the Republic of Macedonia and 10 years since issuing the first credit card
This year, Stopanska Banka is celebrating 15 years anniversary since issuing the first payment card in the Republic of Macedonia and 10 years since issuing the first credit card on the Macedonian market.
February 24th, 2011
38th Sarplaninski Cup
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje traditionally this year is supporting one of the most significant sport events in Macedonia – international ski manifestation “Sarplaninski Cup”. This Cup presents the most important symbol of the Republic of Macedonia and will take place in Popova Shapka as 38th Sarplaninski Cup in the period February 25 -27th, 2011.
February 23rd, 2011
Maestro Boris Trajanov celebrated his 25th anniversary from the beginning of his career
On February 16th, 2011, the best Macedonian baritone, maestro Boris Trajanov and UNESCO peace ambassador celebrated his 25th anniversary from the beginning of his career with a gala concert in the Macedonian Opera and Ballet – Skopje.
March 8th, 2011
This year, traditionally, Stopanska banka AD – Skopje is a part of the legendary Strumica carnival, which is taking place in the period from 05.03. – 08.03.2011. The central event is tonight, which this year will be celebrated together with the International Women’s Day, March 8th.
Notification to users of services provided by banks and savings houses
We hereby notify you, on behalf of the Banking Association at the Chamber of Commerce of Macedonia, that pursuant to the applicable law regulations in the Republic of Macedonia, all banks/savings houses when establishing business relations or exercising transactions shall carry out identification, verification and updating of the identity of clients.
New web site of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje
In line with the modern trends, especially in the digital world, Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje launched new web portal for its clients. The website is constructed using the latest technology for development and maintenance of internet content and will provide the clients an easier and quicker access to information, it will serve as a sales support channel and a direct link to the Bank, 24 hours a day.
11.24.2010Public call for participation in the 25th Shareholders Assembly
On the basis of Article 27 of the Statute of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje (A.D. No.190/30.07.2010, revised text), the Supervisory Board of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje, at the meeting held on 29.10.2010, passed a Decision on convening the 25th meeting of the Shareholders Assembly of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje (S.D. No.1853 / 29.10.2010).
10.25.2010Announcement of the NBG capital strengthening plan realization
The National Bank of Greece S.?. informs the public that in October, it successfully increased the share capital by sale of shares and convertible notes to its existing shareholders on the financial markets.
17.08.2010Block transaction announcement
The international banking institutions International Finance Corporation (IFC) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) that together with National Bank of Greece (NBG), have entered as strategic shareholders in Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje in 2000, in accordance with their mutual agreement have sold their shares to the majority shareholder NBG.
Public call for Participation in the 23rd Meeting of the Shareholders Assembly of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje
On the basis of Articles 27 of the Statute of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje (A.D. No.134/27.03.2008, revised text), the Supervisory Board of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje, at the meeting held on 31.03.2010, passed a Decision on convening the 23rd meeting of the Shareholders Assembly of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje (S.D. No.1775 / 31.03.2010).
04.04.2009PUBLIC CALL - for Participation in the 21st Meeting of the Shareholders Assembly
On the basis of Articles 27 of the Statute of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje (A.D. No.134/27.03..2008, revised text), the Supervisory Board of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje, at the meeting held on 02.04.2009, passed a Decision on convening the 21st meeting of the Shareholders Assembly of Stopanska Banka AD – Skopje (S.D. No. 1632/02.04.2009).
Stopanska banka AD – Skopje with a donation for the Clinic for children diseases – ultrasound device
The health of the children is a basic civilization priority, considering that the future and all that we build today is their legacy. Recognizing their challenge, the Clinic for children diseases in Skopje is a symbol of improving the health of children in Macedonia. In the battle to offer better and timely diagnostics and proper medical treatment, the Clinic contacted Stopanska banka AD – Skopje with a request for donation of an ultrasound device that is specially designed for the most sensitive patient group – newborns and babies.
Playing its role of a responsible corporate citizen, Stopanska banka AD – Skopje completed the donation and the 6C2P Shenzhen Mindray Electronics instrument is already installed and is in application according to the diagnostic method developed by Prof. Philip Duma MD almost 15 years ago.
Microsoft Office Specialist Macedonian finals at the i-bank store
Through the organization of the National Microsoft Office Specialist contest by Certiadria, Macedonia is participating at this global contest for the first time, demonstrating the readiness and computer skills of the students aged 12-22.
A total of 1430 candidates from all over the country took 1960 tests in Word, Excel, Powerpoint (MS Office 2010 and 2013) during the period November 2015 May 2016. All of those that passed the tests are now globally certified, as a confirmation of the basic IT literacy that nowadays is becoming a requirement in every process of professional development.
Ranking with the top results, the best 45 students today participated in the contest to carry the title Microsoft Office Specialist for Macedonia in MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint.
"Each knowledge deserves recognition, but also a certificate support. Our goal is to stimulate the younger generations to show that they know, but also to certify their knowledge by passing tests and gaining diplomas recognized worldwide. These certificates are unique proof for the business and academic community of possesing the necesarry computer skills. The organization of such contests is an additional opportunity for our students to compare their skills on global levels, and their knowledge to be rewarded with a trip to Orlando Florida, USA". Said Mrs. Valentina Taseva, representative of Certiadria and CEO of Semos Edukacija.
The final competition is taking place at the i-bank store of Stopanska banka AD - Skopje, that will completely cover the main prize: trip to the global competition in Disneyland, Orlando, Florida, for the winner, the Microsoft Office Specialist for Macedonia. The next best 6 finalists will recieve vouchers for free courses at Semos Edukacija.
"As a Bank with the longest tradition on the Macedonian market, we are providing support for the competition because we recognize the need among the younger generations, born in the digital era, not only to be profficient in the available technology but to also be carriers of the development of the future technologies.
This is why we are hosting the event at our i-bank concept store, where the focus is on the i-bank platform through which the Bank is striving to maintain the pace with the modern tools and trends, and be closer to the young and help them realize their full potential.
Dear finalists, once again congratulations on the sucess so far, we remain on your side and wish you even more sucess in handling the challenges ahead." Said Mr. Diomidis Nikoletopoulos, CEO and Chairman of the BoD at Stopanska banka AD - Skopje.
The city of Skopje, starting January 2016 became partner of the first national Microsoft Office Specialists competition, by supporting 500 of the best students from Skopje high schools, allowing them to take the official test for free.
"The Mayor of Skopje, Mr. Koce Trajanovski supports the competitive spirit of the young generations, dedicated to studying and competing outside the everyday school activities. According to him, by investing in improving the digital literacy especially within the formal educational process will contribute to the improved employment possibilies and job productivity, and eventually to better economic productivity of the society."
"In an economy of knowledge, the people of Macedonia are its bigges resourse. They must have access to knowledge and gaining skills so that they can use the benefits of ICT. Without these skills, people have bigger difficulties finding jobs: the basic IT skills are a passport for new opportunities for millions of citizens and are structural elements for attracting investments, innovations and openning new job positions in the global economy. According to a study by IDC made in 2013, the employers asked for the candidates that have 20 specific skills. The third skill on the list was Microsoft Office skills. However, Microsoft Office skills are five times more required that any other productivity tool. " said Ljupco Georgiev - CEO of Microsoft Macedonia
The first national competition would not have been realized without the support from Microsoft Macedonia, Stopanska banka AD - Skopje, Informatics Association in the country, the City of Skopje, Municipality Strumica and Semos Education.
The exams during the period October - May were implemented in several testing centers across the country: high schools in Skopje, Strumica, Ohrid, Prilep, Semos Education, American College Skopje, PSU Algoritam, and Poliproekt from Stip.
Marko Markovic is the first Microsoft Office Specialist for Macedonia
Marko Markovic was working on the test for PowerPoint from Microsoft Office 2013 and achieved the maximum 1000 points for 18 minutes and 25 seconds!
By organizing the National competition for Microsoft Office Specialist, by Certiadria, Macedonia will participate for the first time in the world competition, presenting the computer skills of the students from primary and high schools and university students with age from 13 to 22 years.
The highest ranked students, i.e. the best 45 participants were competing for the title Microsoft Office Specialist of Macedonia, for their skills in Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Among these 45 students, was also Marko, who joined the competition a month ago and was qualified for the final competition. He is a second year student in High School "Rade Jovchevski Korcagin". His mentor is the Professor for Informatic technology and program languages Mrs. Zaklina Prekic, who together with two more professors from the same high school have prepared 80 students for participation in the competition and their result was 10 students in the final competition.
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