Bank Austria has been a member of UniCredit, one of the largest European banking groups, since 2005.
The bank has one of the strongest capital bases among the large banks in Austria. Its Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio (based on all risks) stood at 18.0 percent and its total capital ratio amounted to 20.8 percent as of 31 December 2016. As of that date, Bank Austria had total assets of €105.8 billion. Bank Austria is constantly striving to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction and it looks back on about 160 years of tradition and experience.
The bank maintains an extensive network in Austria, with about 6,350 employees (counted on full-time basis) serving customers in some 162 branches. During the financial and economic crisis, Bank Austria demonstrated its financial strength: it was the only major bank in Austria that did not use state aid to strengthen its capital.
We are at your service. Based on our position as the leading bank in Austria we offer services which meet modern standards – around the clock, online, on a mobile basis and via our branches.
UniCredit is a strong pan-European Group with a simple commercial banking model and a fully plugged in Corporate & Investment Bank, delivering its unique Western, Central and Eastern European network to its extensive 25 million strong client franchise.
UniCredit offers local expertise as well as international reach and accompanies and supports its clients globally, providing clients with unparalleled access to leading banks in its 14 core markets as well as an another 18 countries worldwide.
UniCredit’s European banking network includes Italy, Germany, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey.
The Integrity Charter maps out common values which we share – values that embody the identity of the UniCredit Group.
The London-based financial magazine World Finance has named Bank Austria the best banking group in Austria. In its selection, the jury examined each bank's key financial figures as well as their range of products, innovative capacities, focus on service, growth strategy, stability, product platforms, alternative financial products and competitive position.
The American financial magazine Global Finance has named Bank Austria the "Best Trade Finance Bank 2016". In the past years, Bank Austria has received more than 250 awards from renowned international financial magazines in recognition of its achievements.
Euromoney and The Banker have repeatedly named Bank Austria "Best Bank" and "Bank of the Year". Numerous awards have also been given to Bank Austria in the fields of custody, trade finance, project finance and foreign exchange, and to Bank Austria's CEE subsidiaries.
Bank Austria was created by the merger of Austria's leading traditional banks. In 1855 the "k.k. privilegirte Oesterreichische Credit-Anstalt für Handel und Gewerbe" was founded, 1880 the "k.k. privilegirte Oesterreichische Laenderbank" and 1905 the "Zentral-Sparkasse der Gemeinde Wien".
In 1991, Zentralsparkasse und Kommerzialbank and Oesterreichische Laenderbank merged to form Bank Austria, in 1997, Bank Austria took over Creditanstalt, the country's second-largest bank.
Since November 2005, Bank Austria has been a member of UniCredit Group. This combination has created a new, truly European bank with Bank Austria playing a key role in the growth markets of Central and Eastern Europe.