9 Best Banks in Italy for Home Loans

24 May 2017

Italy has 14 banking groups that are supervised by the European Central Bank directly, plus more than 400 banking groups or independent banks. These banks give out home loans to individuals. Below is a list of 9 of Italy’s Top banks that provide home loans.


Banca Carige – One of the Italy’s largest banking groups. It offers corporate and retail banking services through locations primarily in Liguria (Genoa, Savona, Imperia, La Spezia) as well as Lombardy, Piedmont, Aosta Valley, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Sicily, Apulia and Sardinia. They offer home loans to people who are in need of it.


Banca d’Italia (Bank of Italy) – The central bank of Italy and part of the European System of Central Banks. It was established in 1893, from the fusion of the four major banks in Italy. Bank of Italy gold reserves are about 2,452 tonnes.


Banca Mediolanum – One of the largest financial services providers in Italy with more than one million customers and market capitalization of EUR 4.5 billion (June 30, 2016).


Banca Popolare di Milano – A large cooperative bank in Italy. It works basically in the northern and central regions with a strong presence in Lombardia and Lazio. As of June 30, 2016, it had a market capitalization of approx. EUR 1.6 billion.


Banca Monte Parma – The Bank was founded in 1488 by Bernardine of Feltre, in order to combat usury. This makes it one of the oldest banks in the world. In 1991, in order to comply with new Italian banking regulations, the company became a joint-stock company and a subsidiary of Fondazione Monte di Parma which still owns 68.74% of the company’s shares.


Banco Popolare – One of the leading Italian banking groups with more than 1,800 branches. It includes large local banks firmly rooted in their communities with a history of serving families and small businesses.


Crédit Agricole Cariparma (formerly Cassa di Risparmio di Parma e Piacenza) – One of the 15 largest banking groups in Italy. It operates as a subsidiary of Credit Agricole, a French financial institution.


Intesa Sanpaolo – One of the leading banking groups in the euro zone. The company operates over 4,100 branches across Italy, plus over 1,200 locations in Central and Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean basin. At June 30, 2016, it had a market cap of approximately EUR 28 billion.


UniCredit Group – One of the largest financial groups in Europe with total assets of over $950 billion. It has a presence in 17 countries with strategic position in Western and Central and Eastern Europe.

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