Arison Investments was the controlling shareholder of Bank Hapoalim for 21 years, until November 2018. After selling some of its shares, it ceased to be the controlling shareholder of the bank.
The bank is committed to promoting the value of Financial Freedom, and provides its customers with the tools and knowledge to independently make financially educated choices. In more than 90 years of operation, the bank has developed an extensive network of branches, offering a wide range of financial services in Israel and abroad.
In Israel, the bank caters to its customers mainly through the Corporate and Retail divisions. The bank’s Corporate Division serves most of its business and commercial clients via its system of 22 business branches, business centers, and expert sectors. Through the Retail Division’s network of 240 branches, the bank serves households, private banking, and small business customers.
Bank Hapoalim’s overseas activity focuses on private banking and commercial banking, managed by its International Financial Markets and Banking Division. Operations are carried out by its banking subsidiaries, financial firms, overseas branches, and representative offices. The bank is also commercially involved with banks throughout the world. The bank’s activities are spread over Europe, U.S.A, Canada, Latin America, and Hong Kong.
The bank has attained top international rankings by Moody’s (A2), Standard & Poor’s (A-), Fitch (A), and in Israel by leading S&P Maalot (AAA) and Midroog (aaA). It was ranked Israel’s Best Bank by three leading financial magazines The Banker (2011, 2012, 2015), Global Finance (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), and Euromoney (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), and awarded the FTSE4Good ESG maximum score of 99 (since 2013).
On Bank Hapoalim's senior management, are Chairman Oded Eran and President and CEO Arik Pinto .
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