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1995

 

• The design of the new corporate identity is completed: the name, the colours and the appearance refer to the Bank’s nationality as well as to the dynamism, the size and the wide range of the services of Alpha Credit Bank and its Group Companies.

 

 

 


 




 

• The Bank becomes the exclusive franchiser for issuing and acquiring American Express cards, one of the most distinguished plastic money products in the world.

 

 

 

 Promotion of the Bancassurance programmes, pioneer products for the Greek insurance market.



Advertisement for the new
company name Alpha Credit Bank
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Advertising brochures for the
American Express card
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1996


• Constantine A. Kyriacopoulos is appointed General Manager and Executive Director with responsibility for the coordination of the Group. The Chairman Yannis S. Costopoulos also assumes the responsibilities of Managing Director.

1997




• Expansion of activities in the field of shipping financing with the establishment of a specialised Branch in the port of Piraeus. 

 

 

 

 

 




 

• The Bank commences operations in Albania, initially with the establishment of a Branch in Tirana and then by expanding its activities and establishing Branches in all the major cities of the country.
 

 

 





• A major exhibition entitled ''The Glory of Byzantium'' is presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibition refers to the Byzantine art of the Second Golden Age of the Empire from 843 AD to 1261 AD. The Bank is the main sponsor of this exhibition showcasing over 350 exhibits from more than 20 countries which was visited (from 11 March until 6 July) by more than 500,000 people.

 


 

 

          

Advertisement for the entry
of the Bank in the field of shipping financing
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External view of theShipping Branch in Piraeus, 1998
Photograph
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A view of the Tirana Branch, 1998
Photograph
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Poster of the exhibition “The Glory of Byzantium”, 1997
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1998

 


• In a pioneering move, the Bank inaugurates for the first time in Greece the service ''Alpha Web Banking'' which opens up the possibility for banking transactions via the Internet.

 

 

 




 

• Planning begins for the reengineering programme ''Proteus 21'' to transform the Branches into points of sale for banking and financial products.

 




• Expansion into Cyprus with the acquisition of ''Lombard NatWest Bank Ltd'' which will later be renamed ''Alpha Bank Limited'' and in 2007 ''Alpha Bank Cyprus''.

 

 

 

 

 


• The Bank’s Network now reaches the number of 212 Branches. At the same time the ATM network is one of the most extensive in Greece.


 

 

           

Advertising brochure for Alpha Web Banking, 1999
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Advertising poster for Alpha Web Banking, 1999
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Inside page from the information brochure “The Alpha
Credit Bank Group invests in Cyprus”, 1998
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Information brochure for the Branch network of the Bank, 1998
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1999


• Alpha Credit Bank acquires the majority of shares of the ''Ionian and Popular Bank'' thereby laying the foundations for the creation of a large private, healthy and dynamic Greek banking Group. The Ionian and Popular Bank of Greece came into existence through a merger between the Ionian Bank and the Popular Bank in 1958. The Ionian Bank, the oldest banking institution on Greek territory, was founded in Corfu in 1839 and retained the exclusive right to issue banknotes until 1920. In 1938 it acquired the majority of shares of the Popular Bank, owned by the Loverdos brothers. The Popular Bank had been founded in Athens, in 1905.

 

 







 


• ''Emporiki Insurance'' merges with ''Hellenobretanniki Life Company'' and ''Hellenobretanniki General Insurances Company'' to form ''Alpha Insurance Company''.

 


• Expansion into the market of the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia with the acquisition of the majority of shares of ''Kreditna Banka'', the fourth largest bank in F.Y.R.O.M., which was later renamed ''Alpha Bank A.D. Skopje''.

  
    
Interest deposit bond of the Ionian and Popular Bank of Greece, 1968
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Bond certificate of the Ionian Bank Limited, 1913
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Certificate of one share of the Popular Bank, 1945
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The first page of the Minute Book of the Court of Directors of the Ionian Bank, 17 January 1839
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Information brochure for the operations of
Kreditna Banka a.d. Skopje, 2001
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