Banks in Italy

List of banks in Italy Italy's banking system consists of two levels: the first level of the system is represented by the central bank - the Bank of Italy, and the second level - commercial and specialized banks.
People's banks (ital. Banca popolare) represent a cooperative banks engaged in lending to small and medium-sized businesses. In legal terms, they are subject to the provisions established for the co-operative institutions, in particular, the limited size of the fund units participating, as each participant can use only one vote regardless of the size of the unit. As of June 30, 2010 in Italy there were 103 registered people's banks operating through 9,586 branches, and employing 83,500 people.
Savings banks (ital. Cassa di risparmio) in Italy are engaged in the accumulation of small savings. The first savings bank, Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia appeared on January 12, 1822 in Venice. In 1880 in Italy there were 183 working savings banks, and by 1927 there were already 204. But then began the process of bank mergers, which led to a significant reduction of this number. As of December 2010, in Italy there were 87 active savings banks.

List of Italian Banks

Banca Veneto

Veneto Banca logoBanca Veneto is an Italian bank, based in Montebelluna, in the province of Treviso. It was founded in 1877 under the name of Banca Popolare di Montebelluna.  Read more »

Banca Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Logo

Banca Intesa Sanpaolo is an Italian banking institution, which has been active since 2 January 2007, when it was established from the merger of Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI. It has its registered office in Turin and an additional office in Milan.  Read more »


Mediobanca Bank Logo

Mediobanca is an Italian credit institution founded in 1946 by the initiative of Raffaele Mattioli and Enrico Cuccia (who has been the General Manager since its foundation in 1982). Today, the bank operates in international markets with offices in Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt, London, Moscow and New York. Read more »

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena Logo

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) was founded in 1472 as a pawn to give help to the needy classes of the population of the city of Siena, and is currently considered as the longest running bank in the world.  Read more »

Banca Carige

Banca Carige LogoBanca Carige (Cassa di Risparmio di Genova and Imperia) headquartered in Genoa, Italy – is the most important Ligurian bank and one of the leading financial institutions in Italy. The bank was established in 1483 in Genoa as a Monte di Pietà. Read more »

Banco Popolare

Banco Popolare logoBanco Popolare is the largest in Italy group of co-operative banks, characterized by a strong local roots, with 18,917 employees, more than 3 million customers and 2,000 branches.  Read more »

Banca Sella

Banca Sella logoBanca Sella is an Italian private bank, owned by the family which holds control of the Sella Group, one of the largest banking groups in Piedmont.  Read more »


Banca Mediolanum logoBanca Mediolanum S.p.A. is a bank in Italy, part of the Mediolanum Group, headquartered in Basiglio (MI). Banca Mediolanum is a multi-channel bank, which operates through a sales network of over 5,000 family bankers and technological channels such as: Internet, phone, mobile, and teletext.  Read more »

Credem Banca

Credito Emiliano Bank LogoCredem Bank (Credito Emiliano SpA) is a financial institution based in Reggio Emilia, which was founded in 1910 under the name of Banca Agricola Commerciale of Reggio Emilia. The current name was adopted in 1983, after the acquisition of the Banca Belinzaghi. Read more »


chebanca logo CheBanca is an Italian bank, headquartered in Milan. It was founded in 2008 as a retail bank of Mediobanca Group.  Read more »

Banca UniCredit

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Banca UniCredit SpA (up to May 2008 Italian Unicredit SpA ) is one of the major banking groups in Europe and in the world. It has registered offices in Rome and its administrative headquarters is in Milan. The group has over 40 million customers and is active in 22 countries: the main markets in which it operates are Italy, Austria, Southern Germany, Switzerland and Central and Eastern Europe. Read more »

Banca Popolare di Milano

Banca Popolare di Milano LogoBanca Popolare di Milano is a cooperative company with limited liability, which was established in Milan in 1865.
The bank’s heading banking group BPM Group is the eleventh in Italy by market capitalization. Read more »

UBI Banca

UBI Banca logoUbi Banca (Union of Italian Banks) is an Italian banking group (fifth by number of branches in Italy), which was founded on 1 April 2007 from the merger of Banca Lombarda and the United Banques PopulairesRead more »