western regions of the country. It is the the only US owned bank registered in Azerbaijan.
The Royal Bank of Baku’s main line of business is providing retail banking services to individuals and small to medium business enterprises (“SME”). The Royal Bank of Baku’s attractive level of profitability is primarily due to its high rate-of-return on its portfolio of retail and auto loans.
The Royal Bank of Baku’s legal name is “Royal Bank of Baku Open Stock Company”. It was established as a joint commercial bank in August 1993 with the name “OZ Bank”. The bank carries out its activity pursuant to the banking license No-158 issued by the National Bank of Azerbaijan on August 2, 1993. The current management took control of the bank in 2003, and began a management and financial re-organization program.
In 2006, the legal status of the Royal Bank of Baku was changed to Open Stock Company, as the bank’s shares and notes are listed on the Baku stock exchange. After signing a financing agreement with an International Capital Fund in June 2007, the bank became a Joint Venture.