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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 AG220.659,00
Raiffeisen Bank International AG - RBI135.146,00
UniCredit Bank Austria AG102.128,00
BAWAG Group46.071,00
Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG40.319,50
Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien AG25.711,60
Oberbank AG20.830,61
Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG15.007,00
Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark AG14.714,60
Hypo NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG14.368,00
Source: Austrian Association of Insurance Companies (VVO)
Austrian insurances – Key data for 2017
Premiums in EUR million17,099
Life insurances5,802
Health insurances2,128
Indemnity/accident insurances9,170
Benefits in EUR million14,556
Life insurances7,141
Health insurances1,363
Indemnity/accident insurances6,052
Quelle: 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 Gruppe8,509.60
Uniqa Group4,628.00
Generali Versicherung AG2,003.00
Allianz Elementar Versicherungs-AG1,320.20
Wüstenrot Versicherungs-AG503.70
Ergo Versicherung AG496.17
Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG482.04
Merkur Versicherung AG454.00
Zürich Versicherung AG421.00
Helvetia Versicherungen AG406.60


Last update : 15.06.2021