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 2,600 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:
Core markets of Erste Group
Indirect presence in CEE
Please click on the respective country for more information about our markets
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.
“I have always wanted to start my own company”, says Silvija Celjak, a young innovative woman producing baby clothes and accessories out of organic cotton and bamboo fabric that is a novelty on the Croatian market. “Believe in yourself! Never give up on your dreams, you have to be persistent and fight for what you want!" Watch her entrepreneurial story and find out more about her motivation.