- Banca Carige – One of the leading banking, insurance and pension groups in Italy. It offers corporate and retail banking services through locations primarily in Liguria, but also in Tuscany, Latium, Lombardy, and other regions.
- Banca d'Italia (Bank of Italy) – The central bank of Italy and part of the European System of Central Banks. It was established in 1893, from the fusion of the four major banks in Italy. Bank of Italy gold reserves are about 2,703 tonnes (1/2012). The bank's current governor is Ignazio Visco.
- Banca Mediolanum – One of the largest financial services providers in Italy. It was established in 1997 from the company Programma Italia and operates as a subsidiary of Mediolanum S.p.A.
- Banca Monte Parma – The bank was founded in 1488 by Bernardine of Feltre, in order to combat usury. This makes it one of the oldest banks in the world. In 1991, in order to comply with new Italian banking regulations, the company became a joint-stock company and a subsidiary of Fondazione Monte di Parma which still owns 68.74% of the company's shares.
- Banca Passadore & C. – An independent private bank founded in 1888 and headquartered in Genoa, Liguria.
- Banco Popolare is a Group made up of large local banks firmly rooted in their communities, with a history of serving families and small businesses. It is one of the leading Italian banking groups, with more than 2,200 branches.
- Banca Popolare di Bergamo – A subsidiary of Ubi Banca.
- Banca Popolare di Milano – A large cooperative bank in Italy. It works basically in the northern and central regions, with a strong presence in Lombardia and Lazio.
- Banca Popolare di Verona – A part of the "Banco Popolare" Group.
- Banca Sella – A bank, which has traditionally operated in the Biella Province - in the wealthy northwestern Italian region of Piedmont - where it enjoys a strong position. The bank is a part of diversified banking group providing most major financial services.
- BCC Brescia – Banca Credito Cooperativo di Brescia.
- Credito Emiliano (Credem) – Credem is a multi-regional banking group based in Reggio Emilia, made by 20 companies operating in all financial sectors. The Maramotti family is the main shareholder of Credem Holding, with about 35% stake.
- Generali Group – One of the most significant participants in the global insurance and financial products market. The Group operates in more than 60 countries with over 300 insurance, financial and property companies and over 70 million clients worldwide.
- Intesa Sanpaolo – A banking group resulting from the merger between Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI. The company operates from approximately 5,800 branches throughout Italy, plus about 2,000 locations in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in the Mediterranean basin.
- Mediolanum Group – A financial services company founded in 1982 by Ennio Doris. It is active in the banking, life insurance and mutual fund sectors.
- Monte dei Paschi di Siena – The world’s oldest bank, founded in 1472. It is the flagship of the Montepaschi Group, which has over 3,000 branches throughout Italy.
- Mediobanca – One of the leading investment banks in Italy with total assets of €76.50 billion as of June 2010. The bank has more than 140 branches, mainly in Italy.
- UBI banca – One of the five largest banks in Italy in terms of total assets.
- UniCredit Group – UniCredit is one of the largest financial groups in Europe with total assets of nearly 1 trillion Euro. It has a presence in 22 countries as well as representative offices in 27 other markets.
- Vatican Bank
- Veneto Banca Group – One of the first 15 Italian Banks. The bank’s history dates back to 1877, the year in which the Banca Popolare di Montebelluna was founded. In 2008, the Veneto Banca Group was reorganised: the parent company, Veneto Banca, became Veneto Banca Holding, maintaining its status as a cooperative bank and the functions of governing, strategy and control of the Group itself.
The Largest Italian Banks
||Total Assets (EUR m, 30/06/2012)
||Total Assets (EUR m, 31/12/2011)
||Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
||UBI Banca (Unione di Banche Italiane)
||Banco Popolare Societa Cooperativa
||Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna
||Banca Popolare di Milano
||Banca Popolare di Sondrio
||Banca Piccolo Credito Valtellinese
* as at 30 June 2011