Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:31

good.bee Credit is celebrating the European Microfinance Day “Creating opportunities beyond microcredit”

good.bee Credit IFN, active member both of the European Microfinance Network and Microfinance Center, take part for the second time at this event offering support to the clients through a diversified financial and non-financial products and services and discounts in the period 20th of October – 31st of October 2016.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:34

Loan without collateral with European Union support

Starting with 1st of September 2016, good.bee Credit together with European Investment Fund and European Commission launches EaSI loan thorugh Employment and Social Innovation Program.

Monday, 17 October 2016 16:35

good.bee Credit: First MFI which is offering APIA loans

good.bee Credit IFN S.A., the most important non-banking financial institution in Romania, part of Erste Group, signed the specific convention for granting loans to the eligible farmers for supporting schemes implemented by the Agency for Payments and Intervention in Agriculture – Unique payment scheme (SAPS) and Measures related to National Program of Rural Development (PNDR).

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:00

Social impact 2014

You can find below good.bee Credit IFN social impact report

Monday, 11 January 2016 00:00

good.bee Credit offers specialized agricultural consultancy!

Soil analysis and favorable crop recommendation!

Starting with 12nd of January, 2016, good.bee Credit IFN SA is launching a new lending product designed exclusively for farmers.

Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00

good.bee Credit celebrates the 1st edition of European Microfinance Day

by launching “good.bee Credit takes care of your livestock” campaign

Starting with 2015 the Microfinance will have its own European Day, on October 20th, at the initiative and as a result of common efforts from European Microfinance Network ( Microfinance Center (

good.bee Credit (GBC) is an active operator in Romanian microfinancing and an involved member of both European Microfinance Network and Microfinance Center.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

good.bee Credit IFN has won the 2015 “Best Micro-Financing Program” Award granted by Business Review – Romania’s premiere business magazine

During the 10 annual Business Review Awards prestigious events there were over 600 nominees and over 120 trophies awarded. In 2015 Business Review magazine celebrated excellence in business on Monday, March 2, at Radisson Blu hotel in Bucharest.

Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

good.bee Credit IFN announces the launching of a new special loan for farmers – maximum 90.000 RON without the need of a mortgage

good.bee Credit IFN S.A., a non-banking financial institution, member of Erste Group is launching a new special loan for small entrepreneurs: vegetable and fruit growers, beekeepers, animal breeders, etc offering the following advantages:

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

good.bee Credit IFN (GBC) opened three new subsidiaries: Braşov, Botoşani and Focşani

ERSTE Group has taken over good.bee Credit IFN S.A. (a non-banking financial institution – IFN – subject to the specific legislation and regulations issued by the National Bank of Romania and under its supervision), through the acquisition bygood.bee Holding GmbH of the remaining 51% non-Erste stake, thus the Romanian IFN becoming a 100% member of Erste Group. 

Since the take-over, GBC has passed through a transition period, having improved its structure, operational processes, marketing presence, product offer, launched series of negotiations with potential partner organizations, while preparing for additional increase of nation-wide network presence.

GBC has opened 3 new branches: Brasov, Botosani and Focsani, while the Bucuresti branch has parted form the headquarters premises and has relocated to a new office space. The 3 new branches were added to the already existing 11 ones and the entire network will cover 40 counties having planned to increase the local presence by additional branches which are already in the preparation phase. Up until now, GBC has disbursed a total loan volume of 140 million Ron and financed more than 4.300 customers.Future plans of GBC include maintaining and expanding current operations in microfinance area while focusing on further growth and development of the institution in such manner GBC to become a market leader and a trend setter. 

GBC is committed to support the successful local economic development, by providing access to  financial resources (micro-credits) for viable rural and sub-urban entrepreneurs.. GBC is continuously trying to provide prompt, simple, flexible and accessible products, while our loan officers are selected based on their character, field expertise and client-oriented feature. As a result, GBC clients appreciate the honesty, transparency and flexibility of GBC resources, both human and financial”stated Jan Kouba, CEO ofGBC.

Background info
good.bee Holding GmbH is a joint-venture established in 2008 by Erste Group (60%) and Erste Foundation (40%) and represents their financial inclusion tool, as main task the development of innovative solutions for breaking the financial inclusion barriers of small entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe, by extending the appropriate and reliable financial services towards social enterprises and disadvantaged persons.

Erste Group has microfinance written into its genetic code as it was established in 1819 as the first micro-savings bank in the region for people considered too poor by the established banks of that time. Along the almost 200 years of existence, the Erste Group has constantly maintained a significant social component within its activities. The mere fact that the biggest shareholder of Erste Group was and still is the Erste Fundation proves the preservation of this identity. One of the Erste Foundation’s guiding landmarks is the belief that a prosperous community provides the basis for social, individual and economic development, belief which has been embraced by good.bee Credit as well.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

good.bee Holding acquires remaining stake in good.bee Credit IFN Romania

good.bee Holding (a joint-venture between ERSTE Foundation and Erste Group) has acquired today 51% stake in good.bee credit IFN from its joint venture partner Centrul pentru Dezvoltare Economica. Both institutions have run together joint venture for 4 years since its launch in November 2009.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010 00:00

Six-Month Results

During its first six months of operations and given the market conditions good.bee credit ( posted excellent results. Despite the prevailing difficult macroeconomic circumstances good.bee credit lent a total of 8 million RON (roughly €2 million).

Sunday, 11 October 2009 00:00

Launching Press Release

good.bee Holding (a joint-venture between ERSTE Foundation and Erste Group) partners with an experienced Romanian micro financing institution, the Center for Economic Development Foundation (CDE), to launch good.bee Credit, a micro lending operation in Romania. The new company, a non-banking financial institution (IFN) will provide micro loans and consultancy to non bankable clients and small entrepreneurs from rural areas and small towns through a network of 10 national offices covering 21 counties across the country.