About Forte Bank

ForteBank Joint Stock Company is one of the leading banks in Kazakhstan which has been successfully providing the banking services for more than 20 years.

Today ForteBank JSC is the tenth largest bank in terms of assets in Kazakhstan, developing as a universal financial institution in all business segments, primarily focusing on the retail market and SME lending.

As of 01 March 2016 Bulat Utemuratov is the main shareholder of ForteBank JSC, which owns 87.28% placed common shares of the Bank, of which 79.79% are represented by placed common shares and 7.49% are represented by global depository receipts (GDRs) presenting common shares.

The minority interest is 12.72% common shares.

Shareholders, holding 5% and more of total placed common shares

      Number of common    shares (including common shares represented by GDRs)

Share of placed common shares, %

Bulat Utemuratov

80 629 447 285



ForteBank JSC is a member of:

·         Kazakhstan Retail Deposit Guarantee Fund;

·         Kazakhstan Mortgage Loan Guarantee Fund;

·         Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE);

·         Kazakhstan Association of Financiers;

·         International interbank telecommunication systems S.W.I.F.T. and REUTERS;

·         Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce;

·         Principal Member of international payment systems VISA International and MasterCard International.

ForteBank JSC is included in the list of second tier banks determined by the National Bank of Kazakhstan as a bank to which the pension asset management companies and CJSC State Accumulative Pension Fund entrust their financial resources for the deposit placement.

ForteBank JSC has an extensive branch network including 19 branches and 145 cash offices in 39 cities and rural settlements of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

ForteBank JSC has also an extensive acquiring network, which accounts for 700 ATMs, including 200 cash-in ATMs, 200 POS-terminals cash points and 1000 POS-terminals in the trade and service outlets.

The Bank was assigned the following ratings from:

International rating agency Standard & Poor's:

·         Long-term credit rating: "B"

·         Short-term credit rating: "B"

·         Kazakhstan national scale rating: "kzBB"

Outlook: Stable

License of National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan №1.2.29/197/36 dated February 27, 2015, was issued to ForteBank JSC.