Largest Italian banks in H1 2017, by assets

UniCredit S.p.A. was found to be the largest bank in Italy in 2017, with total assets amounting to approximately 827.1 billion euros. UniCredit, together with Intesa Sanpaolo, dominates the banking sector in Italy. With almost three thousand offices around the country in 2018, the UniCredit also boasted the highest number of branches in Italy (587358).

Fewer banks, fewer branches

The overall number of banks and credits institutions in Italy decreased to 505 in 2018, from 740 in 2011. During the same period, the number of bank branches also decreased steadily, and, as a consequence, the population size per bank branch increased from 1,734 in 2008 to 2,067 in 2016.

Online banking on the rise

The decreasing number of bank branches was not only due to the decrease in the number of banks and credit institutions. The growing penetration of online banking, as well as the increasingly widespread use of banking apps via mobile devices (820348) also contributed to the gradual loss of importance of physical branches. Finally, it is important to remember the rise of new players in the banking sector: digital banks and financial services providers have caught the attention of many customers in the last few years.

Leading banks in Italy in the first half 2017, by total assets

Total assets in billion euros
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Release date

2017

Region

Italy

Survey time period

June 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures correct as of June 2017.

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