Alfa Bank, founded in 1990, is a universal bank that carries out all major types of banking operations represented in the financial services market, including servicing private and corporate clients, investment banking, trade finance, etc.
Alfa-Bank employs about 23 thousand employees. The banking Group retains the position of the largest Russian private bank in terms of total capital, loan portfolio and customer funds. In addition, Alfa-Bank is included in the list of top-10 systemically important credit institutions, which was published by the Central Bank of Russia in the second half of 2015.
As of June 30, 2017, Alfa-Bank’s client base was approximately 381,600 corporate customers and 14.2 million individuals. In first half of 2017, the Group continued its development as a universal bank in the following areas: corporate and investment business, small and medium business (SME), trade and structural financing, leasing and factoring), retail business (including consumer lending, cash loans and credit cards , savings accounts and deposits, remote service channels). Alfa-Bank Group’s strategic priorities for 2018 are to maintain the status of a leading private bank in Russia with an emphasis on reliability and asset quality, as well as focus on the best in the industry customer service, technology, efficiency and business integration.
Alfa-Bank has tested Universa blockchain and confirmed that Universa can handle up to 20.000 transactions per second. Now Alfa-Bank is testing inrabank payments system based on Universa blockchain. Here is the video where Denis Dodon, Head of Alfa-Bank’s Center for Innovations and Development, is talking about the bank testing Universa Blockchain.