Intesa Sanpaolo Group
The Intesa Sanpaolo Group is the leading banking group in Italy and one of the top banking groups in Europe
The Intesa Sanpaolo Group is one of the top banking groups in Europe and is committed to supporting the economy in the countries in which it operates, specifically in Italy where it is also committed to becoming a reference model in terms of sustainability and social and cultural responsibility.
The Intesa Sanpaolo Group is the leading banking group in Italy, with 11.8 million customers and approximately 3,900 branches.
Intesa Sanpaolo was created on January 1, 2007, through the merger of two leading Italian banking groups, Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI.
Banca Intesa was formed in 1998 from the merger of Cariplo and Banco Ambrosiano Veneto. In 1999, Banca Commerciale Italiana (BCI) joined the Intesa Group. With the subsequent merger of BCI into Banca Intesa (May 2001), the group took the name IntesaBci. In December 2002 the Shareholders' Meeting resolved the change of the company name to Banca Intesa, effective as of January 1, 2003.
Sanpaolo IMI was formed in 1998 from the merger of Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino and IMI (Istituto Mobiliare Italiano). These two banks were highly complementary: Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino was specialised in retail lending, IMI, a public entity founded in 1931 to support the reconstruction of the national industrial system, was a leading business and investment bank.
Intesa Sanpaolo has a strategic international presence, with approximately 1,100 branches and 7.2 million customers, comprising subsidiaries operating in commercial banking in 12 countries in Central Eastern Europe and Middle Eastern and North African areas and an international network of specialists in support of corporate customers across 25 countries, in particular in the Middle East and North Africa and in those areas where Italian companies are most active, such as the United States, Brazil, Russia, India and China.