Dr. Herta Stockbauer
Member of the management
of BKS Bank from Klagenfurt (Bank fuer Kaernten und
What is the meaning of
For us regional cooperation has a very
significant meaning. In Europe of regions the business
with our southern neighbors Slovenia, Croatia and
Italy is growing up, out of what all regions have
benefits. We follow our partners on this way and as
well we expand to these markets. An important fact
was the access of Slovenia to European Community and
the now coming introduction of Euro will even increase
Since when is the banking
institute BKS Bank AG to which you preside active
in Slovenia and other reformist countries?
BKS Bank has the strategy here and also
abroad to grow step by step from its own strength.
This is the reason that we expand with defined volume
and goal, we follow numerous clients here from Austria
to neighborhood countries. At the same time BKS Bank
provides foreign clients over the border- from Austria.
The first step in Slovenia was made in year 1998 with
the purchase of a leasing company. Today BKS has two
branch offices in Slovenia, one representative office
in Slovenia, one in Croatia, one in Italy, one in
Hungary, then one leasing company in Slovenia and
another in Croatia. Our last step was the purchase
of the majority share of Kvarner Banka in Rijeka.
Furthermore the clients of BKS can make use of the
extensive foreign net of Oberbank and Bank fuer Tirol
und Vorarlberg (BTV) which have branch offices in
Germany, Czech Republic and in Switzerland. With Oberbank
and BTV BKS Bank forms the group of 3 banks.
Since some years
is BKS the member of Alps-Adriatic Centre for Cross-border
Co-operation. (AACC) Which are the benefits of AACC?
AACC offers a comprehensive
net of the opinion makers in Carinthia and Slovenia
who appreciate the chances and the advantages of multi-languages,
cultural exchange and economic cooperation and who
also make use of these elements for achievement of
their goals within the development possibilities in
future. With lectures, performances and the forwarding
of cooperation contacts AACC is a significant partner
who helps in overcoming the regretfully still existing
barriers and in establishing the mutual understanding.