Arison Investments was the controlling shareholder of Bank Hapoalim for 21 years. In November 2018, it sold some of its shares and ceased to be the bank's controlling shareholder. The bank operates to instill tools and methods for attaining Financial Freedom to all its customers.
In more than 90 years of operation, the bank developed an extensive network of branches, commercially operating in all areas of banking. With over 11,500 employees, the Bank Group is a leader in the Israeli banking industry, and is repeatedly ranked Israel's Best Bank by the three leading financial magazines The Banker (2011, 2012, and 2015), Global Finance (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017), and Euromoney (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015).
In addition to its activity in Israel, the bank also operates overseas through local branches, offices, and subsidiaries, as well as through its relationships with other banks worldwide.
Bank Hapoalim provides customers with the knowledge, practical assistance, and tools to independently make wise financial choices and attain Financial Freedom. Along with some of the world's leading banks, Bank Hapoalim has scored highly on top international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) indexes, such as FTSE4Good, EIRIS, OEKOM, Sustainalytics and MSCI-ESG (Environmental Social and Corporate Governance).
In Israel, over the last several years, Bank Hapoalim has repeatedly been ranked PlatinumPlus, the highest category on Maala's index (Israeli CSR organization). In 2016, it ranked number one on the TRAC index of TI Israel. Additionally, in the past ten years, Bank Hapoalim has reported in accordance with the advanced guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) at its highest level of transparency, and it is an active member in the UN Global Compact initiative.
For long-term foreign currency activity, international rating agencies have highly positioned the bank, including Moody's: A2, Standard & Poor's: A-, Fitch: A. In Israel, Midroog (subsidiary of Moody's): Aaa, and S&P Maalot (Israel Securities Rating Company): AAA.
The bank's Chairman of the Board of Directors is Oded Eran, and its President and CEO is Arik Pinto.
For more, visit the Bank Hapoalim website.