List of banks in Iceland

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The following is a list of banks in Iceland.

Contemporary banks[edit]

Central[edit]

Commercial[edit]

Investment[edit]

Savings[edit]

  • Sparisjóður Bolungarvíkur
  • Sparisjóður Höfðhverfinga
  • Sparisjóður Norðfjarðar
  • Sparisjóður Ólafsfjarðar
  • Sparisjóður Siglufjarðar
  • Sparisjóður Strandamanna
  • Sparisjóður Suður-Þingeyinga
  • Sparisjóður Svarfdæla
  • Sparisjóður Vestmannaeyja
  • Sparisjóður Þórshafnar og nágrennis

Defunct banks[edit]

  • Askar Capital (privately owned)
  • Nýi Glitnir (previously government-owned)
  • Landsbanki (previously government-owned, privatized, went back into government hands during the Icelandic financial crisis)
  • Glitnir (previously government-owned, privatized, went back into government hands during the Icelandic financial crisis)
  • Kaupthing Bank (previously government-owned, privatized, went back into government hands during the Icelandic financial crisis)
  • Búnaðarbanki (merged with Kaupthing, became KB Bank and later Kaupthing Bank)
  • Íslandsbanki (First Íslandsbanki was founded in 1904, went bankrupt during the Great Depression. Second Íslandsbanki came into existence when the government owned banks Útvegsbanki, Samvinnubanki, Iðnaðarbanki and Verslunarbanki merged. Íslandsbanki was later re-branded as Glitnir Bank, which was taken into government administration late 2008. The third Íslandsbanki will emerge on 20. February 2009 when the government-owned Glitnir Bank is set to be re-branded as Íslandsbanki)
  • Útvegsbanki (merged with Iðnaðarbanki, Alþýðubanki, Verzlunarbanki and Samvinnubanki)
  • Samvinnubanki (merged with Iðnaðarbanki, Alþýðubanki, Verzlunarbanki and Útvegsbanki)
  • Iðnaðarbanki (merged with Útvegsbanki, Alþýðubanki, Verzlunarbanki and Samvinnubanki)
  • Verzlunarbanki (merged with Útvegsbanki, Alþýðubanki, Iðnaðarbanki and Samvinnubanki)

See also[edit]