List of banks in Romania

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This is a list of banks in Romania.

Retail banks currently operating (Retail and corporate banking)[edit]

Established in 1993, as a joint venture of Alpha Credit Bank Group of Companies, Greece (95,04%) and Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy (4,76%).

Established in 1990 as Bank for Small Industry and Free Enterprise. ATE Bank Romania was a branch of the Greek Agricultural Bank, the Greek bank was acquired by Piraeus Bank, and the Romanian branch is now controlled by a group of Romanian investors.

Established in 1993.

Established in 1993.

Established in 1991.

The Romanian Commercial Bank. Established in 1990.

Romanian Bank for development. Established 1923 - the first privatized Romanian Bank, with Société Générale France as majority shareholder.

Established: 1991.

Established in 1999.

  • Romania BCF Banca Comerciala Feroviara

Established: 2009.

Romanian Savings Bank established in 1864.

Established in 1997 as Black Sea Bank, a branch of Emporiki Bank Greece, bank later acquired by Credit Agricole France.

Industrial and Commercial Credit Bank established in 2000.

Bucharest Branch of UGBI Bank, Netherlands, established in 1990.

Bucharest Branch established in 1994.

Established in 1995.

Established in 1996.

Established: 2001. Ownership structure: Subsidiary of the Cyprus Popular Bank, since it took over the Romanian subsidiary of the Bank of Cyprus.

Established in 1993.

Established in 1999.

Established in 1995 by Piraeus Bank Group Greece.

Established in 2004. Main activity is car loans and leasing.

ProCredit Bank. Established: 2002.

94,2% Austrian Capital. In 2001 Raiffeisen acquired the Romanian Agricultural Bank (Banca Agricola) founded in 1872 as Creditul Funciar Roman. It acquired the retail banking division of Citibank Romania in 2013.

Established in 1998.

Established: 1997. It acquired the retail banking division of RBS Romania in 2013.

Formerly known as Banco Italo-Romena SPA Bucharest Branch.

Established: 2000, 100% Austrian Capital.

Commercial banks currently operating (Solely corporate banking)[edit]

Romania's Export-Import Bank. Established: 1992.

  • IsraelBulgaria TBI Bank EAD Sofia - Sucursala Bucuresti

Established in 2012.

This was formerly the Romanian branch of the Dutch ABN-AMRO bank.

Fully owned subsidiary of Citigroup, established in 1996.

Established: 2007.

Market share of banks[edit]

The market share of the banks in terms of assets at the end of June 2013:[1]

  1. BCR: 18,8%
  2. BRD: 12,6%
  3. BT: 8,4%
  4. Raiffeissen: 7%
  5. CEC Bank: 6,9%
  6. UniCredit Tiriac: 6,8%
  7. ING: 4,6%
  8. Alpha Bank: 4,5%
  9. Volksbank: 4,1%
  10. Bancpost: 3,2%
  11. Piraeus Bank: 2,2%
  12. Banca Romaneasca: 1,9%
  13. Garanti Bank: 1,8%
  14. Credit Europe Bank: 1,5%
  15. Intesa Sanpaolo Bank: 1,4%
  16. OTP Bank: 1,4%
  17. Citibank: 1,3%
  18. RBS: 1,3%
  19. Banca Italo-Romena: 1,3%
  20. Eximbank: 1,05%
  21. Carpatica: 1%

Banks out of business after 1989[edit]

Bank Licence withdrawn Fate Date
Credit Bank 18 April 1997 Bankruptcy 9 November 2000
Albina Bank 13 May 1999 Bankruptcy 25 May 1999
Bancorex 31 July 1999 Merger (with Romanian Commercial Bank) 30 July 1999
Columna Bank 22 June 2000 Bankruptcy 18 March 2003
Bankcoop 8 February 2000 Bankruptcy 8 February 2000
International Religion Bank 10 July 2000 Bankruptcy 10 July 2000
Dacia Felix Bank / Eurombank 17 July 2001 Bankruptcy
Discount Romanian Bank 28 February 2002 Bankruptcy 19 April 2002
Investment and Development Bank 29 March 2002 Dissolved 11 March 2002
Turkish-Romanian Bank 30 April 2002 Bankruptcy 3 July 2002

Bucharest Bank Of Romania 23 March 2009

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