Bank Austria is a member of UniCredit, one of the leading banking groups in Europe. Bank Austria is a modern and dynamic universal bank offering its customers access to international financial markets and serves as UniCredit's hub for the banking network in Central and Eastern Europe. Bank Austria is constantly striving to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction and it looks back on more than 150 years of tradition and experience.
Bank Austria was created by merging Austria’s leading traditional banks. In 1855, the k.k. privilegirte Oesterreichische Credit-Anstalt für Handel und Gewerbe was founded; in 1880, the k.k. privilegirte Oesterreichische Laenderbank was established, and in 1905, the Zentral-Sparkasse der Gemeinde Wien started its operations.
In 1991, Zentralsparkasse und Kommerzialbank and Oesterreichische Laenderbank merged to form Bank Austria. In 1997, Bank Austria took over Creditanstalt, the country’s then second-largest bank.
Since November 2005, Bank Austria has been a member of UniCredit. 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.