Banco di Sicilia

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Banco di Sicilia
Native name
Banco di Sicilia
Fate absorbed by parent company
Founded 1850 (1850)
Defunct 2010
Headquarters Palermo, Italy
Number of locations
425 branches (2009)
Area served
Owner UniCredit (100%)
Parent UniCredit

Banco di Sicilia was an Italian bank based in Palermo, Sicily. It was a subsidiary of UniCredit but absorbed into the parent company in 2010.


In 1997 it acquired Sicilcassa, at the same time the capital increase of Banco di Sicilia was subscribed by Mediocredito Centrale.

In 1999 Mediocredito Centrale Group was acquired by Banca di Roma. Banco di Sicilia became a subsidiary the group. According to Banca d'Italia, Banco di Sicilia had market shares of 34% at that time in the island, in terms of branches. The sum of the branches of the second to sixth largest banking group in the island was still lower than 34%. (Banca Popolare di Lodi, Banca Antonveneta, Banca Commerciale Italiana, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Banca Popolare Sant'Angelo)[1]

In 2002 Banco di Roma merged with Bipop Carire to form Capitalia. In 2007 Capitalia was acquired by UniCredit, which Banco di Sicilia became its subsidiary instead.

In 2008, 20 branches of the bank were sold to Banca Carige.[2]

In 2010, UniCredit Banca, Banco di Sicilia and Banca di Roma were absorbed by the parent company.

As at 31 December 2009, Banco di Sicilia had a total assets of €14,921,651,349 and a shareholders' equity of €422,168,345.[3]


  1. ^ "Analyst Presentation: Acquisition of Mediocredito Centrale Group" (PDF). Banca di Roma. December 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2003. 
  2. ^ "Trasferimento del ramo d'azienda consistente in n°38 sportelli dalle banche del Gruppo UniCredit" (PDF) (in Italian). UniCredit / Banca Carige. 2 October 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "2009 Bilancio" (PDF) (in Italian). Banco di Sicilia. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 

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