Banca Carime

Banca Carime S.p.A. was an Italian bank based in Cosenza, Calabria. The bank was a subsidiary of UBI Banca. As of 31 December 2015, the bank had 216 branches (all located in Southern Italy), serving Calabria (84 branches), Apulia (93 branches), Campania (where Salerno located; 20 branches) and Basilicata (19 branches).

Banca Carime
Typesubsidiary of a listed company
IndustryFinancial services
Predecessor
Founded
  • 1861 (Carical)
  • 1949 (Caripuglia)
  • 1956 (Carisal)
  • 1998 (Banca Carime)
Defunct20 February 2017
Headquarters
  • [snc] Viale Crati, Cosenza, Italy (legal)
  • 18 Viale Francesco De Blasio, Bari, Italy (main back office)
Number of locations
Steady 216 (2015)
ProductsRetail banking
Increase (€20,849,283) (2015)
Total assetsDecrease €7,154,337,171 (2015)
Total equityDecrease €1,054,675,528 (2015)
Owner
Number of employees
Decrease 1808 (2015 average)
ParentUBI Banca
Capital ratio41.24% (CET1)
Footnotes / references
source[1]

In 1999 the bank had 341 branches: 146 in Calabria, 45 in Basilicata, 122 in Apulia, 27 in Campania and 1 in Molise.

HistoryEdit

The bank was formed by the union of the saving banks (Italian: Cassa di Risparmio) of Calabria–Basilicata (Carical, found 1861[2]), Apulia (Caripuglia, found 1949),[3] and Salerno (Carisal, found 1956) by Cariplo. In 1996, Cariplo held 80% shares of Carisal and 63.71% shares of Caripuglia directly, as well as around 60% shares of Carical through direct ownership and through Fincarime, Caripuglia and Carisal.[4] In 1997, Fincarime was renamed to Banca Carime S.p.A. with Cariplo SpA owned 98.70% shares directly and indirectly, as well as Cariplo reached 100% ownership for Carisal, 96.05% for Caripuglia and Carical 99.88%. The three local banks were started to merged into one subsidiary Banca Carime on 1 January 1998.

Right after Cariplo merged with Banco Ambrosiano Veneto to form Banca Intesa on 2 January 1998, Caripuglia ceased to be existed that year,[5] followed by Carisal and Carical in 1999.

In January 2001, 19 branches of the bank was sold to Banca Nuova of Banca Popolare di Vicenza banking group.

However, on 29 June 2001, Banca Intesa sold 75% stake of Banca Carime to Banca Popolare Commercio e Industria for €1.191 billion,[6] with Intesa retained 24.92% only. In 2002 Intesa sold the minority interests to Deutsche Bank, with a warrants issued by the German bank to BPCI to buy Carime at the same price, which the contract would last until 2006.[7] On 1 July 2003 Carime followed BPCI to become a member of Banche Popolari Unite (BPU). BPU also excised the warrants in 2005.[8]

On 1 April 2007 Carime became a member of UBI Banca due to another merger. At the same year Carime also sold 15 branches to Banca Popolare Pugliese, effective on 1 May.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Banca Carime. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Storia" [Story] (in Italian). Banca Carime. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  3. ^ Saldutti, Nicola (4 March 1994). "CARIPLO conquista CARIPUGLIA". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  4. ^ 1996 Consolidated Accounts of Cariplo S.p.A. (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA
  5. ^ "Relazione sulla gestione, consolidata bilancio Banca Intesa 1998" (PDF) (in Italian). Banca Intesa. 5 May 1999. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  6. ^ "2001 Half-Year Report" (PDF). Banca Intesa. 15 November 2001. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  7. ^ "A Deutsche Bank il 24% di Banca Carime". La Repubblica (in Italian). 7 October 2002. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Tutta Banca Carime in Bpu già dal 2005". L'Eco di Bergamo (in Italian). Sesaab. 2 December 2004. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  9. ^ "2007 bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Banca Carime. 5 May 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2016.

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