With solid results in 2017, Erste Group is geared up for continued growth in CEE

Erste Group

Erste Group Bank AG was founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank. Around 47,000 employees are serving 16.1 million clients in more than 2,500 branches in 7 countries. Erste Group is one of the largest financial services providers in Central and Eastern Europe.

Here you will find details on our markets:

Austria Czech Republic Slovakia Hungary Romania Serbia Bosnia Montenegro Macedonia Slovenia Moldova Croatia
  • Core markets of Erste Group
  • Indirect presence in CEE
Please click on the respective country for more information about our markets
Erste Bank und Sparkasse
  • Branches 917
  • Customers 3.6 m
  • Market share retail deposits 19.2 %
  • Market share retail loans 20.0 %

  • www.erstebank.at
Česká spořitelna
  • Branches 517
  • Customers 4.7 m
  • Market share retail deposits 25.3 %
  • Market share retail loans 23.2 %

  • www.csas.cz
Slovenská sporiteľňa
  • Branches 271
  • Customers 2.2 m
  • Market share retail deposits 27.6 %
  • Market share retail loans 27.7 %

  • www.slsp.sk
Banca Comercială Română
  • Branches 507
  • Customers 3.1 m
  • Market share retail deposits 15.9 %
  • Market share retail loans 16.0 %

  • www.bcr.ro
Erste Bank Hungary
  • Branches 115
  • Customers 0.9 m
  • Market share retail deposits 9.0 %
  • Market share retail loans 11.9 %

  • www.erstebank.hu
Erste & Steiermärkische Bank
  • Branches 153
  • Customers 1.2 m
  • Market share retail deposits 13.8 %
  • Market share retail loans 13.6 %

  • www.erstebank.hr
Erste Bank a.d. Novi Sad
  • Branches 85
  • Customers 0.4 m
  • Market share retail deposits 3.8 %
  • Market share retail loans 5.4 %

  • www.erstebank.rs
Banka Sparkasse
Sparkasse Bank d.d. Bosna i Hercegovina
Erste Bank AD Podgorica
Sparkasse Bank Makedonija
BCR Chișinău

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Social Banking

We believe that banking products and services should be accessible to everyone.

That was one of the guiding principles behind our foundation in 1819 and we are still committed to this principle today. With our Step-by-Step social banking programme we offer people on low incomes, business start-ups and social organisations fair access to basic financial products, sound financial advice and ongoing, tailored business mentoring.

Erzsébet Szekeres is the mother of a disabled boy and the founder of the Rehabilitation Centre in Csömör, Hungary. Opened thirty years ago, the centre was the very first non-profit organisation in the country. Back then, even the experts did not believe that disabled people could work and create quality products. “But I had experience with my own child. I knew how much he could develop and how to achieve that. That’s why I believed that every developmentally challenged person can develop their skills.”

Learn more about Erzsébet’s personal story and how she established the centre not only as a working place, but also as a home and family environment for these people.

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Capital Markets and Research


Innovation, Retail Banking, CEE Insights Erste Group transforms the branch into a personalized digital experience Read more
Mar 9, 2018
Results, Corporate News Erste Group 2017 results: net profit of EUR 1.31bn (ROTE 11.5%) prompts increased dividend proposal of EUR 1.20 per share Read more
Feb 28, 2018
Stärkste Preisveränderungen im Geizhals Warenkorb, 4. Quartal
GRAFIK 0088-1010-Geizhals.ai, Format 100 x 70 mm
Retail Banking Erste Bank forecast on savings and loans Q4: Only one out of ten Austrians shows interest in the apps developed by fintechs Read more
Jan 30, 2018
Corporate News , Retail Banking Wiener Städtische and Sparkassen Group Take their Partnership to the Next Level Read more
Jan 26, 2018
Retail Banking, Innovation Scaling up: George, Erste Group’s PSD2-ready banking platform, expands, approaching 2 million users Read more
Jan 15, 2018
Corporate News Erste Group sells its stake in S IMMO Read more
Dec 28, 2017
Retail Banking Financial resolutions for 2018: Austrians want to save more and become more independent in banking Read more
Dec 28, 2017
Innovation, Retail Banking “Which platform do you bank on?” – Digitalization takes Erste’s retail banking to the next level Read more
Dec 14, 2017
Research Eurozone & USA Mostbock: “ATX has potential to reach 3,600 points in 2018” Read more
Dec 14, 2017
Retail Banking Austrians spend 4 billion Euros on Christmas gifts Read more
Dec 7, 2017
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30.03.2018 Annual financial report 2017

Results Erste Group posts net profit of EUR 1,316.2 million in 2017 (ROTE: 11.5%); proposes dividend of EUR 1.2 per share Read more
Feb 28, 2018
Corporate News Erste Group Bank AG decides optional redemption of a series of subordinated notes Read more
Jan 10, 2018
Results Erste Group progressing as planned: on track for 10%+ ROTE in 2017; stable outlook for 2018 Read more
Nov 3, 2017
Results Erste Group posts net profit of EUR 624.7 million in 1-6 2017; on track for a 10%+ ROTE Read more
Aug 4, 2017
Results Erste Group posts net profit of EUR 262.2 million in 1-3 2017; on track for a 10%+ ROTE Read more
May 5, 2017
Results Erste Group posts net profit of EUR 1,264.7 million in 2016 (ROTE: 12.3%);confirms guidance for 2017; proposes dividend of EUR 1.0 per share Read more
Feb 28, 2017
Results Erste Group posts net profit of EUR 1,179.2 million in 1-9 2016 and announces outlook for 2017 Read more
Nov 4, 2016
Personnel Willibald Cernko new Chief Risk Officer of Erste Group Read more
Sep 15, 2016
Corporate News Erste Group Bank AG decides to consent to optional redemption of hybrid capital issues Read more
Aug 8, 2016
Results Erste Group posts net profit of EUR 841.7 million in the first half of 2016 – continued improvement of credit quality and capital position Read more
Aug 5, 2016
Corporate News Erste Group Update – 2016 EU‐Wide Stress Test Results Read more
Jul 29, 2016
Results Erste Group expects to post net profit of approx. EUR 560 million in Q2 16, raises guidance for 2016 to ROTE>12% (up from 10-11%) Read more
Jul 14, 2016
Corporate News Hungary and EBRD acquire minority stakes in Erste Bank Hungary Zrt. Read more
Jun 20, 2016
Results Erste Group: Q1 2016 results Read more
May 4, 2016
Corporate News Changes in the segment reporting from 1 January 2016 Read more
Apr 14, 2016
Results Erste Group: Preliminary results 2015 Read more
Feb 26, 2016
Corporate News Erste Group announces resumption of coupon payments on supplementary (upper tier 2) capital and hybrid instruments Read more
Jan 21, 2016
Results Erste Group: Q3 2015 results Read more
Nov 6, 2015
Personnel Erste Group extends Andreas Treichl’s CEO mandate to 2020 Read more
Sep 17, 2015
Results Erste Group: H1 2015 results Read more
Aug 7, 2015