Israel’s leading financial institution
Since its founding in 1921, Bank Hapoalim has played a pivotal role in the rapid growth of Israel’s economy. Today Hapoalim continues to be the leading financial institution in Israel. The bank maintains a global presence, operating in 20 countries throughout the world.
Bank Hapoalim is a universal bank in structure and operations.
The bank boasts a very strong retail banking arm with the largest distribution network in the country. Through a wide range of banking offerings it caters to consumers, SMEs and corporations across Israel.
Bank Hapoalim is the lender of choice to Israel’s largest corporations and is active in financing industrial and commercial enterprises, as well as major infrastructure projects.
The bank runs a thriving foreign trade, foreign exchange, and brokerage & custody business and maintains a global private banking arm serving private clients across the globe.
In Israel, Bank Hapoalim operates over 270 full-service branches, focusing on households, private (affluent) banking & small businesses.
The bank offers a deep shelf of banking and payments products, capital market and foreign trade facilities and a full gamut of financial planning advisory services including pension and retirement planning.
Bank Hapoalim is currently strengthening its domestic presence through “express branches” for retail banking in high traffic areas, and “boutique” branches in affluent neighborhoods. Through its celebrated direct banking arm and state-of-the-art 24/7 call centers; the Bank promotes convenient, interpersonal interaction, providing customers the ability to bank through whichever technological channel they choose.
Commercial and corporate clients are professionally served through eight regional business centers, business branches and specialized industry desks for major corporate clients. The Bank, which has long been the favored financial address for Israel’s leading corporations, is now strengthening its middle market activities. A growing network of business branches will make services more convenient and diversified, as this sector plays an expanding role in the domestic economy.
Internationally, Bank Hapoalim operates through a network of subsidiaries, branches and representative offices in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. The Bank’s thriving Global Private Banking services, led by Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland), serves high net-worth clients from around the world, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Luxembourg, Tel Aviv, Miami, Singapore and Hong Kong. In this competitive market, clients are attracted to the Bank’s very extensive wealth management expertise, stellar reputation and global spread. Global Private Banking activities are supported by PAM, a fully-owned subsidiary in London, which provides investment products through the world’s leading investment firms.
Building on its experience in structuring complex trade packages, the Bank is promoting its overseas corporate services, primarily targeting Israeli companies establishing or strengthening their presence in established and growth markets.
The Bank Hapoalim Group includes Isracard Ltd, Israel's leading credit card company, as well as financial companies involved in investment banking, trust services and portfolio management.
The Bank plays an active role in the community, contributing generously to educational, social and cultural projects, and encouraging personal volunteering among its employees.
Bank Hapoalim is one of the most actively traded stocks on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. In addition, a Level-1 ADR is traded "over-the -counter" in New York, under ticker BKHYY.
The Bank is rated by Moody's, S&P and Fitch.