OREANDA-NEWS. Rating Agency Expert RA announced Rosbank as the leader of the loan portfolio's growth rate in the small business segment. According to the Agency, in 2013 the growth rate of Rosbank's portfolio increased by 32% vs 2012 that is the best result on the market.

Director of SME Department of Rosbank Alexander Kononov took part in the awarding ceremony, organised by Rating Agency Expert RA, where he was handed by the special diploma. He thanked the organizers for the great appreciation and noted that today except lending SME is highly important to offer them first class service in the field of transactional operations and savings. The awarding ceremony was held in the framework of the IX Annual conference "Finance growing business - 2014". Among participants were representatives of the leading Russian banks, insurance, leasing and factoring companies, public authorities, SMEs, and media. Guests of the conference discussed new opportunities of SME lending in terms of low economic growth, effective marketing methods to stimulate the demand on SME loan products, new tools of state support of SME lending, key indicators for monitoring the performance of the government support measures.

Alexander Kononov made a report on "Tools of forming a stable deposit base in the SME segment", highlighted the main trends of the market. In particular, he spoked about development of remote banking services for customers and integrated services of client cash handling. Alexander Kononov commented: "According to high level of competition between banks in the SME segment, the best results were achieved by the banks that are able to maintain a reasonable balance between loan and deposit portfolios and have strong transactional base. It allows being the main settlement bank for clients.