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Austria’s largest credit institutes and insurance companies at a glance.
  • 628

    number of banks

    In 2017, there were 628 banks in Austria.

  • 6.8%

    savings quota

    In 2017, the savings quota was 6.8% of the nominal available household income, and the trend was an upward one.

  • 2,330

    residents per bank branch in Austria

    2,330 residents share a bank branch in Austria.

  • 29,000


    In 2017, Austria’s insurance companies employed around 29,000 people.

Source: OeNB. Facts on Austria and its banks, 10/2018
Austrian banks – Key data for 2017
Period result EUR 6.6 billion
Net interest income EUR 14.5 billion
Total capital ratio in % of risk-weighted assets 18.9%
Current account surplus of Austrian banks in 2017 (share of GDP) 1.9%

Source: Trend Top 500

Austria’s TOP banks, ordered according to balance sheet total in EUR million (2017)
Erste Group Bank AG 220,659.00
Raiffeisen Bank International AG – RBI 135,146.00
UniCredit Bank Austria AG 102,128.00
BAWAG Group 46,071.00
Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG 40,319.50
Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien AG 25,711.60
Oberbank AG 20,830.61
Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG 15,007.00
Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark AG 14,714.60
Hypo NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG 14,368.00
Source: Austrian Association of Insurance Companies (VVO)
Austrian insurances – Key data for 2017
Premiums in EUR million 17,099
Life insurances 5,802
Health insurances 2,128
Indemnity/accident insurances 9,170
Benefits in EUR million 14,556
Life insurances 7,141
Health insurances 1,363
Indemnity/accident insurances 6,052
Source: Trend Top 500
Austria’s TOP insurance companies, ordered according to volume of earned premiums in EUR million (2017)
Vienna Insurance Group AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe 8,509.60
Uniqa Group 4,628.00
Generali Versicherung AG 2,003.00
Allianz Elementar Versicherungs-AG 1,320.20
Wüstenrot Versicherungs-AG 503.70
Ergo Versicherung AG 496.17
Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG 482.04
Merkur Versicherung AG 454.00
Zürich Versicherung AG 421.00
Helvetia Versicherungen AG 406.60


Last update : 19. November 2020