Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.91 - Financial leasing

750 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 June 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


The Polish lender Idea Bank Spółka Akcyjna, commonly known as Idea Bank, has announced that it will cut its workforce by half through a collective dismissal programme by the end of 2019. As a result, up to 750 jobs will be cut at the units across Poland, and the conditions of the programme will be negotiated with the representatives of employees. The programme aims at rationalising business processes and improving financial effectiveness. The bank estimates its annual savings in personnel costs at PLN 50 million (€11.75 million). In 2018, the bank posted a net loss of PLN 1.89 billion (€444.45 million). During the first three months of 2019, the loss amounted to PLN 81million (€19.05 million).



Eurofound (2019), Idea Bank Spółka Akcyjna, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 97989, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97989.