Südtiroler Volksbank – Banca Popolare dell'Alto Adige

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Volksbank – Banca Popolare
Native name
  • Südtiroler Volksbank A.G.
  • Banca Popolare dell'Alto Adige S.p.A.
ISIN IT0003458640
Industry financial services
  • Volksbank Bozen
  • Volksbank Brixen
  • Volksbank Meran
  • Banca Popolare di Marostica
  • Banca di Treviso
Founded 15 May 1992 (1992-05-15)
Headquarters Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy
Number of locations
Decrease 184 branches (2016)
Area served
  • North Eastern Italy
  • (South Tyrol, Trentino, Veneto, Friuli)
Key people
Services Retail and corporate banking
Decrease0008 million (2016)
Total assets Increase €9.316 billion (2016)
Total equity Increase0861 million (2016)
Number of employees
Decrease 1,372 (2016)
Capital ratio Increase 11.72% (CET1)
Footnotes / references
source of data[1]

The South Tyrolian People's Bank (German: Südtiroler Volksbank, Italian: Banca Popolare dell'Alto Adige, known as Volksbank or Banca Popolare) is an Italian bank headquartered in Bolzano. The bank was originated as cooperative bank, but demututalized in 2016.

The bank was the second largest bank in Trentino – South Tyrol with a market share of 8.8%. After the merger with Banca Popolare di Marostica in 2014, it was expected that the bank was the seventh bank in Veneto with a market share of 3.2% (Behind Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit, Banca MPS, Banco Popolare, BPVicenza and Veneto Banca) and more specifically 6.2% in the Province of Vicenza as the 6th.[2] After the announcement of the proposed merger of BPVicenza and Veneto Banca in 2017, Volksbank – Banca Popolare would increased in ranking in the Veneto region.

As at 31 December 2016, the bank had 79 branches in Trentino – South Tyrol, 102 branches in Veneto and 3 branches in Friuli (all in the Province of Pordenone).


It was established in 1992 through the merger of two South Tyrolian cooperative banks, Volksbank Bozen – Banca Popolare di Bolzano from Bolzano (found 1902 as Spar-und Vorschuß-Casse für Handel und Gewerbe) and Volksbank Brixen – Banca Popolare di Bressanone (found 1889 as Spar-und Darlehenskassenverein für die Pfarrgemeinde Brixen) from Brixen. In 1995 it acquired another South Tyrolian cooperative bank Volksbank Meran – Banca Popolare di Merano (found 1886 as Gewerbliche Spar-und Vorschuß-Casse) headquartered in Merano.[3] The bank's primary markets are the two autonomous provinces of South Tyrol (63 branches) and Trentino (20 branches), as of 2014. In recent years it has been aggressively expanding into the neighboring Veneto region with 102 branches in 5 provinces (by absorbing Venetian banks Banca Popolare di Marostica in 2014[4] and its subsidiary Banca di Treviso). The bank has also expanded its operations to the Friuli sub-region in the Province of Pordenone.


  1. ^ "2016 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Banca Popolare – Volksbank. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Boards of Directors approve the planned merger of Banca Popolare di Marostica into Banca Popolare dell'Alto Adige, to be submitted to the respective Shareholders' Meetings" (PDF). Südtiroler Volksbank. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  3. ^ https://www.volksbank.it/de/bank/geschichte/
  4. ^ "Incorporazione di Banca Popolare di Marostica" (in Italian). Südtiroler Volksbank – Banca Popolare dell'Alto Adige. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 

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