Banca Transilvania (BT) is the Bank for Entrepreneurial People in Romania. BT is ranked 2nd amongst Romanian banks, in terms of assets. Banca Transilvania’s mission is to support the development of the business environment, through innovative products and services, offered with professionalism.
The bank’s history began in Cluj-Napoca in 1994, at the initiative of a group of business people. The idea was to create a local bank, a representative brand for Cluj. The entrepreneurial spirit of its founders led to the consolidation of Banca Transilvania’s position, initially in Cluj and later at regional and national level. The bank originally focused its activity on the SME sector and, due to market demand, after a short while it also turned its attention to retail. In 1997, Banca Transilvania became the first banking institution in Romania to be quoted on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
The bank’s strategy is supported by strong shareholders, such as: the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IFC – the investment arm of the World Bank.