As the first established Iranian bank, Bank Sepah started its operations on May 4, 1925. The Bank Articles of Association were fundamentally revised in 1926, thus enabling it to render financial and banking services for economic activities.
Now, as one of the most influential Iranian financial institutions, Bank Sepah with 92 years of experience effectively contributes to achievement of the country’s macroeconomic goals through mobilizing the funds from depositors and allocating them to the productive sectors. With a paid-up capital of IRR 119,531,843 million, the Bank now is one of the six Iranian state banks (wholly owned by the Government of I.R. of Iran) which plays a significant role in the economic development of Iran, through providing services on both national and international bases, within the framework of its three-year Strategic Plan, taking full advantage of its 1766 domestic branches, the three overseas branches in Paris, Rome and Frankfurt and one wholly-owned subsidiary, Bank Sepah International plc, in London.
The bank has recently designed and executed Top Quality Customer Satisfaction scheme to further enhance its client-oriented performance. The following are among the highlights:
- Providing the clients with the necessary information through the Bank’s website, direct phone lines, and information stands;
- Elaborating the Bank’s services through brochures, annual reports, banners, T.V. and radio advertising, publications and billboards; and
- Executing 5S methodology throughout branches in order to increase security, improve the Bank’s services and gain the satisfaction of the clients.
With regard to the lifting of sanction and the relaunching of SWIFT, this Bank is prepared to issue various kinds of letters of credit, documentary collections, Payment orders, guarantees, and render other international banking services.