Leasing is generally considered the most favourable alternative for financing investments in Central and Eastern Europe, primarily due to better collateralization and therefore longer tenors. Advantages in tax and accounting add popularity.
Raiffeisen-Leasing International GmbH (RLI), located in Vienna, is the holding company of its leasing units in Central and Eastern Europe. It is 75 per cent owned by Raiffeisen Bank International AG and 25 per cent owned by Raiffeisen Leasing GmbH, Vienna.
RLI currently operates in 17 markets. The broadest market coverage of all leasing businesses active in the region was attained thanks to purely organic growth, i.e. without acquiring other companies. The company ranks amongst market leaders in Albania, Poland, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova. Moreover, it is the leading international leasing company in Russia.
Besides managing the group, RLI provides support for its leasing units in the areas
'One face to the customer' is the focal principle when providing services to multinational customers doing business in more than one of the CEE-countries. A dedicated sales-team, located in RLI, is accompanying such multinationals across the region.