Largest Italian Banks Listing

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.

Below is the list of largest Italian banks.

Poste Italiane Bancoposta

Bancoposta is a division of the Italian Post Office that provides financial services such as current and savings accounts, issuing of prepaid banking cards, payment services (this includes Italy bank services such as dispensing pensions, post bulletins, cheques etc.), foreign exchange trading, loans, investment services and insurance.

Deutsche Bank Italia

Italy is the largest European market after Germany for Deutsche bank. With about 4,000 employees, 550 retail outlets and over 1,550 financial advisers nationwide, the company is among the most important international financial groups in the country, where it operates both as a commercial and investment bank.

BNP Paribas BNL D’Italia

Part of BNP Paribas Group, founded in 1913, BNL is one of the leading banking groups in Italy, with about 2.5 million retail customers, including 130 thousand small businesses and professionals and over 33 thousand between companies and institutions. At the end of 2014, revenues amounted to 3.2 billion euro.


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

Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo Bank LogoThis Italian banking institution was established at 2 January 2007  from the merger of Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI. The bank has its registered office in Turin and an additional office in Milan. 

Banca UniCredit

UniCredit Bank LogoBanca 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.


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.

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena LogoBanca 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. 

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.

Banca Carige

Banca Carige LogoCassa di Risparmio di Genova and Imperia is  one of the leading financial institutions in Liguria and in the country. The bank was established in 1483 in Genoa under the name of Monte di Pietà.

UBI Banca

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

Banco Popolare

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

Banca Sella

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

Banca Mediolanum

Banca Mediolanum logoBanca Mediolanum S.p.A. 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. 

Veneto Banca

Veneto Banca logoVeneto Banca 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


Credito Emiliano Bank LogoCredito 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.