Alpen Bank

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Date: February 13, 2013
To: Alpen Bank
Subject: Alpen Bank Case

To whom it may concern:

This is to address whether or not the Romanian market holds any opportunity for Alpen Bank and our credit card services. Based on our analysis, Romania holds opportunity for us to launch our credit card services with potential for growth year after year because of a growing middle class that looks for a better standard of living. Romania’s acceptance in the e European Union should strengthen its economy. Compared to other central and eastern European countries, Romania has the least financial cards per household at 1.2 cards. With the growth that we are expecting, Romania will follow in the footsteps of its neighbors and double the amount of financial cards per household.

Alpen Bank should position itself by targeting all customers. Alpen bank has previously only targeted affluent customers as far as its banking sector. Alpen bank card services should be available to all customers with the right credentials in order to grow with the growing middle class. We predict that by targeting all customers, we provide ourselves with a larger target market. Though targeting affluent only customers seems like a better opportunity for the first two years, we are looking long term. Targeting all customers will allow us to hit our $5 million profit target with 142, 248 customers in year one and 146,788 customers in year two. These numbers can be achieved by combining direct mail, take one, FSIs, direct sales, and branch…...

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