About the Group
FIMBank p.l.c. is an international trade finance specialist with an established reputation as a dynamic and customer-driven provider of trade finance solutions to corporates, banks and individuals worldwide. Through its strong correspondent banking network and international offices located across the globe, FIMBank offers a unique environment in which trade finance opportunities are identified, innovatively structured and successfully executed.
The FIMBank Group saw its beginning in 1994 with the establishment of First International Merchant Bank Ltd. In June 2001, the shares of First International Merchant Bank p.l.c. were listed on the Malta Stock Exchange and four years later the Bank changed its name to FIMBank p.l.c. In 2003, FIMBank acquired full control of UK registered London Forfaiting Company Ltd, a market leader in forfaiting with an extensive international network spanning four continents. In 2006, the Group was further enhanced through the creation of FIM Business Solutions Ltd, which was launched as a business systems provider and technology consulting firm, while in 2008, FIM Property Investment Ltd was set up to oversee the construction and manage the Group’s new head office block in St. Julian’s, Malta.
Bolstered by a robust shareholding structure, including a long-term partnership with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), the FIMBank Group has also successfully made its mark on the international factoring sector by offering a complete portfolio of factoring services and actively pursuing a strategy of establishing factoring joint ventures with prominent institutions in selected emerging markets. This has resulted in the development of an international network of factoring joint ventures. Today FIMBank’s international network includes MENAFactors in Dubai, Egypt Factors in Egypt, Levant Factors in Lebanon, FactorRus in Russia, India Factoring in India, BrasilFactors in Brazil as well as a strategic partnership with RomFactor in Romania.