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History

1992

What is now Bigbank launches operations, opening its first branch in Tartu, Estonia.

1993

The first branch is opened in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The first branch in Pärnu is opened the following year.

1996

The company founds a subsidiary in Latvia.

1997

The enterprise adopts the trademark BIG (an acronym from its business name AS Balti Investeeringute Grupp).

2004

BIG submits an application for an activity licence as a credit institution.
BIG lists its bonds on the Tallinn Stock Exchange for the first time.

2005

BIG is issued with an activity licence as a credit institution. Since then it has operated in Estonia as a bank.
The new business name of the enterprise becomes Balti Investeeringute Grupi Pank AS.

2006

BIG begins offering term deposits on the Estonian market.
The balance sheet total of BIG exceeds 1 billion kroons for the first time. By the end of the year the loan portfolio also reaches this mark.

2007

BIG opens a Lithuanian branch – the first to operate under the BIGBANK trademark.
The international rating agency Moody's Investor Service issues BIG with a credit rating for the first time.
BIG conducts its first international issue of debt instruments and lists the bonds on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
The balance sheet total and loan portfolio of the bank reach 2.5 billion and 2 billion Estonian kroons respectively by the end of the year. The number of active credit contracts reaches 100,000.

2008

The bank, which had been operating under the name BIG, also starts using the unified international trademark BIGBANK in Estonia and Latvia. 
In addition to its subsidiary, BIGBANK opens a branch in Latvia.
BIGBANK begins offering term deposits as a cross-border service in Finland.

2009

The business name is changed to BIGBANK AS.
BIGBANK begins offering term deposits as a cross-border service in Germany.
BIGBANK opens a branch in Finland.

2010

BIGBANK begins offering deposits as a cross-border service in Austria.
BIGBANK starts issuing loans in Finland.

2011

BIGBANK opens a branch and starts issuing loans in Spain.

2012

BIGBANK opens a branch and starts issuing loans in Sweden.
BIGBANK begins offering deposits as a cross-border service in the Netherlands.

2015

Bigbank's international trademark is changed together with launch of new branding from BIGBANK with capital letters to Bigbank with only first capital letter.