Sberbank Europe, headquartered in Vienna, is part of one of the largest and most dynamic banking organizations in the world. It is owned by Sberbank of Russia, which acquired Volksbank International in 2012 and rebranded it into Sberbank Europe. Sberbank Europe is present in 10 markets in Central and Eastern Europe: Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo and Banja Luka), Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. In total, Sberbank Europe operates 280 branches and has 5,079 employees who serve 714,000 customers (as of 31.12.2015).
Sberbank Europe is a fully-fledged universal bank. Our activities focus on retail banking customers, large corporates as well as on SME and micro companies.
Sberbank Group is one of the most profitable financial institutions in the world and a leading player in delivering innovative digital products. Combined with profound local expertise and a strong customer focus, Sberbank Europe is building bridges to Eastern business. Sberbank was awarded Best Bank in CEE in 2014 by The Banker magazine and Best Information Security Initiatives in CEE in 2015 by Global Finance magazine.
In Russia, Sberbank holds almost one third of the total assets of the banking sector and has more than 249.000 employees, being Russia's largest bank. Sberbank has the largest banking network in the country with almost 17,000 branches. Its international operations include UK, US, CIS, CEE and Turkey. Sberbank Group has more than 135 million individual customers and one million corporate clients in 22 countries. Its founder and majority shareholder, with 50% plus one voting share, is Bank of Russia. Private and institutional investors hold the remaining shares.