About us

May we introduce ourselves - Erste Private Banking in Central and Eastern Europe.

Why Erste Private Banking?

  • We listen more closely to you
  • We ensure you have transparency where risks and costs are concerned
  • We offer you solutions from the greatest experts in the sector
  • We think and act responsibly
  • We use the synergies within our own organisation and the rest of the market

 

 

 

We are a leading wealth manager in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Erste Private Banking is one of the leading wealth managers in Central and Eastern Europe and the largest wealth manager in Austria. We operate in six countries
  • We concentrate on private clients and intermediaries and offer international private banking services, asset management, fiduciary and brokerage services
  • We take care of 20,000 clients with a combined wealth of EUR 24,8 bn

 

The security of a strong, stable and independent universal bank

  • Erste Group is an independent financial services provider
  • The Group operates in more than 7 countries, has approx. 47,500 employees and provides payment, credit, investment and deposit services for some 16.1 million customers

 

Concentrating on client needs and service quality

  • We base our recommendations on a detailed analysis of the client’s profile
  • Using our robust asset allocation process, we put together the optimal portfolio for the client – without tying him/her in to Erste Group products
  • Transparency, responsibility and quality in client service are amongst the core values of our corporate culture

 

Full spectrum of wealth management services

  • A comprehensive range of services covering all aspects of private banking, wealth management, financial planning and execution services
  • Cross-border and cross-jurisdictional services offered across a large area of Central and Eastern Europe

Our history

Owner

Erste Private Banking is part of Erste Group. Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with a strategy to expand its retail business into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Since then Erste Group has grown through numerous acquisitions and organic growth to one of the largest financial services providers in the eastern part of EU.

Besides the traditional strength in serving private individuals, Erste Group's core activities include support for corporate clients in financing, investment and access to international capital markets, public sector funding and interbank market operations.

ERSTE Foundation

The ERSTE Foundation is the main shareholder of Erste Group Bank AG. ERSTE Foundation invests its dividend revenue in the development of societies in Austria and in Central and South-Eastern Europe. In keeping with the non-profit Sparkassen principle of providing a benefit to the public, it promotes social
inclusion and an active commitment to civil society.

As an active foundation, it draws up and oversees its own cross-border projects, which fall under one of the three programmes Social Development, Culture and Europe:

  • Social Development
    The Foundation encourages the development of fairer and stronger societies, where nobody is left behind.
  • Culture
    The Foundation’s cultural programme focusses on the visual arts from around 1960 to the present day. Its work is transnational in nature, as culture is taken to be a driving force of democratic societies and a builder of bridges in a region which, after the political upheaval and violent conflicts it has experienced, is demonstrating a tendency to fragment, both linguistically and politically speaking.
  • Europe
    The Foundation promotes the process of European integration by providing an international platform for exchanging ideas, knowledge and initiatives. The projects in this programme are characterised by their emphasis on common European values, cooperation and learning from one another.

More information at www.erstestiftung.org.

Awards

 

Our greatest reward: your satisfaction

Commitment. Since 1819


We are proud of the international private banking awards we have won:

2019

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Best Private Bank in Austria
  • Best Private Bank in Croatia

2018

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Best Private Bank in Austria

2017

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Best Private Bank in Austria
  • Best Private Bank in Croatia

2016

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Best Private Bank in Austria

2015

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe

2014

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Best Private Bank in Austria
  • Best Private Bank in Croatia

2013

Euromoney Private Banking Survey

  • Best Private Bank in Croatia
  • Best Private Bank for "High net worth individuals I ($1million to $10 million) in Austria"
  • Best Private Bank for "High net worth individuals II ($10 million to $30 million) in Austria"
  • Best Private Bank for "Range of investment products in Hungary"
  • Best private Bank for "Ultra high net worth individuals (more than $30 million) in Romania"

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Austria

2012

Euromoney Private Banking Survey

  • Best Private Bank in Austria
  • Best Private Bank in Hungary
  • Best Private Bank in Romania

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Central and Eastern Europe

2011

Euromoney Private Banking Survey

  • Best Private Bank in Austria
  • Best Private Bank in Czech Republic
  • Best Private Bank in Romania

2010

Euromoney Private Banking Survey

  • Best Private Bank in Austria