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2000





• The Regulatory Authorities approve the absorption of the ''Ionian Bank'' by the ''Alpha Credit Bank''. The new enlarged Bank operates under the trade name ''Alpha Bank''.

 

 

 

 

 

• Another innovative service of the Bank is inaugurated, Alpha Bank m-Banking, through which Customers can perform banking transactions via their mobile phone.





• The Sofia Branch, which was founded in 1995 by the Ionian Bank, is upgraded and restructured. Subsequently, the Bank’s presence in Bulgaria is enhanced through the development of a large Branch network.

 

 


 



• The demanding project of merging similar-purpose subsidiary Companies previously belonging to the Alpha Credit Bank and the Ionian and Popular Bank is completed successfully and within the very short term of one year. The only Company that was not merged, as a result of its business activities, was the ''Ionian Hotel Enterprises'' which had been established in 1957.

 

    Poster for the unification of two historic banks, Alpha Credit Bank and Ionian Bank which create
Alpha Bank, 2000
Alpha Bank
Historical Archives

 
Poster for the consolidation of the Branch network of the Alpha Credit Bank and the Ionian Bank, 2000
Alpha Bank
Historical Archives

         


 



External view of the Sofia Branch
Photograph taken from the
Business Review of the Bank, 2006

 


External view of the Hilton Athens Hotel during
the completion of its construction, November 1962
Photograph
Alpha Bank Historical Archives

2001


 

• The Bank becomes a ''Grand National Sponsor and the Official Bank of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games''. This is the largest sponsorship in the Greek banking history. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



• The subsidiary Company ''Alpha Brokerage''
is renamed ''Alpha Finance ...P...'', providing investment banking services. Subsequently, it is absorbed by ''Alpha Bank''.



• Foundation of the subsidiary Companies ''Alpha Asset Management'' and ''Alpha Investment Services'' dealing with portfolio management for private individuals and institutional investors.  




 
The composite logo of Alpha Bank as the
Official Bank of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games



The Chairman of the Bank, Mr. Yannis S. Costopoulos
and the President of the Organising Committee
of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games,
Mrs Gianna Angelopoulou-Daskalaki at the presentation
of the ATHENS 2004 VISA Gold card of Alpha Bank,
a collector’s item
Photograph
Alpha Bank Historical Archives





 

 
The logo of the subsidiary Company
Alpha Asset Management A.E.D.A.K.


2002

• In order to effectively meet the growing demands of the time, the administrative structure of the Group is amended; The Executive Directors, Constantine A. Kyriacopoulos and Demetrios P. Mantzounis assume the responsibilities of General Manager.


• After two years the reengineering of the Branches of the two Banks and their consolidation into one integrated Network is completed resulting in 419 Units in Greece and 61 abroad.


• The ATM network of the Bank is the second largest of all the Greek banks with 768 machines in Greece and more than 50 in the countries of Southeastern Europe.  

• The renovation-refurbishment of the Ionian Bank building is completed, restoring the architectural form it possessed at the time it was first built in the second decade of the 20th century. 


The façade of the Ionian Bank building at
12-14 Pesmazoglou Street, Athens
Photograph
Alpha Bank Historical Archives


• Expansion into the Serbian banking market with the establishment of a Branch in Belgrade. Two years later, the majority of shares of ''Jubanka a.d. Belgrade'' is acquired and it is renamed ''Alpha Bank Srbija A.D.''

 



External view of the building of Alpha Bank Srbija in Belgrade Image taken from the Business Review of the Bank, 2006

2003

• ''Alpha Bank'' absorbs ''Alpha Investments''.

2004

 

• All the stages of the four-year sponsorship project of the Bank for the Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games are completed successfully. More than 450 Employees of the Group contributed voluntarily to their proper preparation and organisation. 

 

 


 

• The first American Express Blue card in Europe is introduced. This card incorporates a technologically advanced smart chip that offers increased security for transactions.

 

 

 




• The Bank sponsors a great exhibition entitled ''Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)'' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from 23 March until 4 July with the additional support of non-profit charitable institutions, among which the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation.



Celebration honouring the volunteer Employees of the
Bank at the Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Photograph
Alpha Bank Historical Archives



 
Advertising brochure for the American Express Blue card
Alpha Bank Historical Archives





Poster of the exhibition “Byzantium:
Faith and Power (1261-1557)”, 2004


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