Arison Investments' Bank Hapoalim, the largest financial services group in Israel, is controlled by Arison Investments. It offers diverse services ranging from basic banking to complex financing of large scale projects. In line with Shari Arison’s Doing Good vision, the bank operates to instill tools and methods for attaining Financial Freedom to all its customers.
In more than 90 years of operation, the bank developed an extensive branch network, offering a wide range of financial services in Israel and abroad. With over 14,000 employees, the Bank Hapoalim Group is the leader in the Israeli banking industry in corporate lending, Internet banking, and credit card activities.
The bank group also operates abroad via branches, representative offices, subsidiaries, and through relationships with some 2,400 correspondent banks worldwide. Through equity-basis investees, it holds investments, primarily in the areas of insurance and real estate.
On top of its active membership in the UN Global Compact initiative, the bank has scored highly on leading international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) indexes, including ISO14001, FTSE4Good score of 99, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) index highest Platinum A+ grade three years in a row (the only listed Israeli company to achieve this level), Israel's Corporate Responsibility TASE (MAALA) and Midroog indices highest Platinum Plus grade, and Israeli Beyond Business Transparency Index ranking No. 1 (out of 100 companies).
Bank Hapoalim is repeatedly ranked Israel's Best Bank by the three leading financial magazines The Banker (2011, 2012, and 2015), Global Finance (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015), and Euromoney (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015).
For long term foreign currency activity, international rating agencies have positioned the bank as follows: Moody's: A2, Standard & Poor's: A-, Fitch: A-. In Israel, S&P Maalot, Israel Securities Rating Company Ltd., issued an Aaaa/AAA rating.
On Bank Hapoalim's senior management, are Chairman Yair Seroussi and President and CEO Zion Kenan.
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