Since then, the bank came a long way. In 2019, it was ranked as one of the leading banks in Europe, according to tier one capital. In terms of transaction value, Sberbank was one of the leading merger & acquisition financial advisors, with nearly 3.2 billion U.S. dollars in deals closed under its supervision in Central and Eastern Europe as of the first half of 2018. Together with VTB bank and Gazprombank, Sberbank owned over a half of corporate deposits and corporate loans share in the country as of December 2019.
In terms of the financial assets share belonging to Sberbank on the wider market in Russia, it fluctuated on the same level over the years, around 30 percent. The breakdown of total bank assets showed that roughly 68 percent of these were in loans and advances to customers, the largest part of which was constituted by mortgage loans and consumer credit. Furthermore, over 40 percent of loans to private customers in Russia were attributable to Sberbank in 2019.
Sberbank is major systematically important bank in Russian, but its importance extends to Central and Eastern Europe, as well as to the post-Soviet republics. The number of subsidiary bank branches in the region is extensive: 188 branches in Central and Eastern Europe, 105 in Ukraine and a further 101 in Kazakhstan. In 2019, about 240 thousand employees worked directly for Sberbank in Russia, and a further 27.4 thousand worked in subsidiary banks and companies. In terms of gender split, over 70 percent of the employees were women, though in the governance of the bank, approximately 67 percent were men, as of 2019.