Feb 19, 1964 - Bulgarian Foreign Trade Bank AD is established in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The bank is wholly state-owned.
1992 - Bulgarian Foreign Trade Bank AD is transferred to Bulgaria's state-run Bank Consolidation Company (BCC), which becomes majority shareholder with a 98% stake. The bank receives a full bank licence, issued by the Bulgarian National Bank, on Feb 25, 1991.
June 28, 1994 - Bulgarian Foreign Trade Bank AD renames to Bulbank AD.
Aug 25, 1998 - BCC launches the privatisation of Bulbank AD.
Oct 2, 2000 - BCC sells a 93% stake in Bulbank to Italian bank UniCredito Italiano SpA and another 5.0% to German insurance company Allianz AG.
2001 - UniCredito Italiano SpA divests 5.3% in Bulbank AD to the International Finance Corporation and another 2.5% to Italian company Simest SpA.
February 2004 - Bulbank AD acquires local leasing company Unileasing OOD, which later renames to UniCredit Leasing AD.
2006 - The bank establishes UniCredit Clarima AD, which later renames to UniCredit Consumer Financing AD.
July 19, 2006 - Bulbank AD sets up factoring subsidiary UniCredit Factoring EAD.
Apr 27, 2007 - Local banks HVB Bank Biochim AD and Hebros Bank AD merge into Bulbank AD, and changes its name to UniCredit Bulbank AD.
July 19, 2007 - UniCredit Bulbank AD and Italian real estate company Pirelli RE SpA set up Pirelli Real Estate Bulgaria AD, in which UniCredit has a 25% stake.
December 2013 - The bank acquires a 100% stake in UniCredit Leasing EAD and 97.6% in HVB Leasing EOOD.
April 2015 - HVB Leasing EOOD merges into UniCredit Bulbank AD.
January 2021 - The bank announces its plans to absorb its wholly-owned unit UniCredit Factoring EAD.
Last updated on July 8, 2021.