Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza

Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza was an Italian saving bank and a charity organization, based in Faenza, in the Province of Ravenna, Romagna. The banking activities was merged with counterparts from Lugo to form Banca di Romagna, while the charity function was survived as Fondazione Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza.

Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza
Native name
Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza S.p.A.
Typeprivate Società per Azioni
IndustryFinancial services
Founded
Defunct1995 (S.p.A. only)
Fatemerger with C.R.B.M. Lugo
Successor
Headquarters,
Italy
Servicesretail banking

BankEdit

The bank was found by local mount of piety, which itself was found in 1491. Due to 1990s Italian banking reform, the bank transformed from a statutory corporation to a società per azioni, by incorporating Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza S.p.A. as a subsidiary of the statutory corporation. At the same time the articles of association of the statutory corporation was modified to become a private legal person, as Fondazione Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza, or Fondazione Monte Faenza in short). Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna (Carisbo) also subscribed the capital increase of the S.p.A.[2] At the same time the banking foundation of B.M.C.R. Faenza, subscribed a minority stake in Casse Emiliano Romagnole, the holding company of Carisbo, by injecting part of the stake of B.M.C.R. Faenza S.p.A. as capital.[2]

The S.p.A. was merged with Cassa di Risparmio e Banca del Monte Lugo to form Banca di Romagna in 1995.

Banking foundationEdit

Fondazione Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza was the owner of the bank since 1992 until the merger in 1995. After the merger the foundation was a shareholder of Banca di Romagna. In 1999 Banca di Romagna was merged with Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena (Carisp Cesena).[3] A new holding company, Unibanca, owned both Carisp Cesena and Banca di Romagna, while the foundation owned the share of Unibanca instead, for 6.877% stake.[4] In 2010 Carisp Cesena was absorbed by Unibanca, but Unibanca was renamed to Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena at the same time.[5]

As at 31 December 2015, the foundation still owned 6.462% stake in Carisp Cesena.[6] However, after Carisp Cesena suffered from huge write-down and provision for their bad loan, the bank was bail-out by the voluntary scheme of Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi for €280 million in September 2016. 560 million new shares were issued, making the stake of B.M.C.R. Faenza Foundation was diluted to 0.31%, despite the foundation also received free warrants for additional new shares.

The foundation, as at 31 December 2015, also owned 0.010% of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti. The shareholders' equity of the foundation was €17,913,448. However, about half of the value was contributed by the value of the shares of Carisp Cesena.[7] The failure of the bank would affect the equity of the foundation in 2016.

The foundation was a member of Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio S.p.A..

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Storia" (in Italian). Fondazione Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of the Treasury (24 January 1992). "Approvazione del progetto di ristrutturazione presentato dalla Banca del Monte e Cassa di risparmio Faenza" (in Italian). Italian Republic Official Gazette. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Presentazione della Banca" (in Italian). Banca di Romagna. 23 October 2003. Archived from the original on 7 May 2006.
  4. ^ "2000 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Fondazione Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza. 9 March 2010 [First published 2001]. Retrieved 27 September 2016.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "2010 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2016.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "2015 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "2015 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Fondazione Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.[permanent dead link]

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