UNITED BULGARIAN BANK API EULA

Please read this License Agreement ("Agreement") carefully before clicking the "I Accept the Terms & Conditions" button.

By clicking the "I Accept the Terms & Conditions" button, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement to use the APIs in the Sandbox.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, do not click on the "I Accept the Terms & Conditions" button and do not add the API to the list of APIs your application will access.

1. Definitions

When used in this Agreement with the initial letters capitalized, in addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:

∙ API means the UNITED BULGARIAN BANK’S (UBB) application programming interface;

∙ Intellectual Property Rights means all patents, copyright and related rights, trademarks, logo, service marks, trade, design rights, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.

∙ Sandbox is the software testing environment that enables the isolated execution of software or programs for independent evaluation, monitoring or testing. 

2. License

UBB grants you a limited,  non-transferable, non-exclusive, as-is, non sub licensable license

to use the API for the sole purpose of developing and testing your applications.

3. Restrictions

You shall not- 

∙ change or delete any copyright, trademark, tradename or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols, or labels appearing on or in the API;

∙ Disclose, share  or divulge any of the API specifications to any third party;

∙ Represent in any way that your application is approved, recommended or endorsed by us;

∙ Disable, or by pass any security protocols or measures or technical limitations of the APIs; 

∙ Modify, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise alter the APIs;

∙ Participate or engage in any activity which restricts, hinders, impedes, interrupts or harms the API in any way or permits unauthorised access to the API;

∙ Use the API and the content thereon for any purpose other than those expressly permitted by these Terms of Use

UBB reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the APIs, with or without notice and without liability to you.

4. Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Rights 

4.1 We retain all Intellectual Property Rights with respect to UBB API’s,  including content and documentation and these may not be copied, transmitted or reproduced without our  prior consent. All Intellectual Property Rights and other rights in connection with the Portal  (including without limitation, information, graphics, software, text, sounds, images, trade marks, service marks, trade names and logos) are vested in us or our licensors.   You agree that you shall not obtain any Intellectual Property Rights, title or interest in the Portal other than in accordance with these Terms of Use.

4.2  You undertake not to do anything which would bring UBB or any of it trademarks, trade names, logos, or branding into disrepute or harm the reputation and goodwill of UBB.

4.3 You acknowledge and agree that we may independently develop or create applications, content or other services or products that may be similar to and/or compete with your applications and nothing in these Terms of Use shall prevent us from exploiting any such commercial opportunities.

5. Term and Termination

This Agreement shall remain in effect until terminated by you or UBB. 

UBB may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any or no reason, suspend or terminate this Agreement with or without prior notice.

This Agreement will terminate immediately, without prior notice from UBB, in the event that you fail to comply with any provision of this Agreement. You may also terminate this Agreement by deleting the Application on our API.

Upon termination of this Agreement, you shall cease all use of the APIs on the Sandbox.

6. Severability

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

7. Amendments to this Agreement

UBB reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace this Agreement at any time. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

8. Applicable law and jurisdiction

The provisions of the Bulgarian law shall apply to this Agreement. Disputes betwen UBB and you related to, or arising from this Agreement shall, unless settled amicably between UBB and you, be brought for resolution before the competent Bulgarian court in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Prime Minister Borissov opened an office of the Belgian KBC Group in Varna with 300 new jobs

The Belgian financial group KBC announced its setting up a Competence Centre in Varna and opening more than 300 new jobs in the seaside capital in the coming years. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Minister of Finance Vladislav Goranov officially opened the local KBC Bulgaria Branch, planned to start operating at the end of the year in a reconstructed building of the former Pfohe Mall Varna complex on an area of 5500 square metres.

KBC Group has been steadily present on the Bulgarian market for more than a decade, holding leadership positions in the Bulgarian financial sector with its companies United Bulgarian Bank (UBB) and DZI. For several months now the new company KBC Bulgaria Branch has been operating in Sofia and already numbers 100 mainly IT-profiled employees.

The Chief Executive Officer of KBC - Johan Thijs - arrived in Varna especially for the opening and commented on the group's new strategic decision: “KBC has 6 core markets in Europe and Bulgaria is one of them. Bulgaria is a stable and strong member of the European Union with high potential and promising future. In our new Competence Centre, we will be providing a range of services remotely to the rest of the Group in our other core countries. We expect rapid expansion after the opening and are looking to hire active, talented and educated people."

The Shared Services Centre will be created and managed using a model, already known and successful for KBC. The group launched such a project in 2011 in Brno, Czech Republic, and currently around 800 people are employed there. Part of the employees in Varna will be engaged in activities such as HR, project management, facility management, IT and risk management, which are fundamental for the operation of the company. (Others will deal with the centre's first project related to trade finance). New positions will be opened literally every week, until forming all project teams.

Peter Andronov, Country Manager of KBC Group for Bulgaria and Chief Executive Officer of UBB, emphasized the importance of the Belgian bancassurance group for the Bulgarian market: “KBC’s presence in Bulgaria is key both for the banking sector stability, as well as for the attracting of new investors, who follow closely our behavior. Just an example: on the day after the acquisition of UBB in June 2017 from in previous Greek owner, FITCH Rating Agency raised UBB’s rating with the unprecedented 6 notches up to the highest in this country ‘А-‘. КВС brings over stability and predictability.”

“Varna has been selected in competition with several other cities in Central and Eastern Europe and also in Bulgaria. We believe that Varna has been developing along the right track and has the biggest unrealized potential to grow. From here we are going to service the activity of different entities of KBC Group. We are impatient to welcome оur new employees, by giving them excellent career opportunities and remuneration in a large international group without any need to leave our country,” added Peter Andronov.