Banca Popolare di Vicenza (BPVI) was established in 1866. For almost 150 years the bank has been offering retail and corporate banking services, and the headquarters are located in Vicenza. Even though mainly concentrated in the North-Eastern part of Italy, the BPVI Group is now active in 16 Italian Regions, representing 96% of Italian GDP. Indeed, through a series of acquisitions begun in 2000, BPVI has widened its geographical coverage to include Southern Italy and Sicily, where its subsidiary Banca Nuova is headquartered. The Group is now the ninth Italian banking entity, with about € 45 billion of assets, a network of 657 branches, 5.500 employees, 1.3 million customers and more than 100.000 shareholders.

The strong propensity of Italian companies to internationalization, in particular of small and medium enterprises, has led the Group to extend its banking business abroad with a significant presence in countries that have a high development rate. Banca Popolare di Vicenza is now a solid and reliable partner for companies interested in developing their projects in international markets.

The presence abroad of Banca Popolare di Vicenza consists of:

  • Six Representative Offices: Hong Kong, operative since the 80s; Shanghai (China) since 2005; New Delhi (India) since 2006; Sao Paulo (Brazil) since 2011; New York (USA) since 2012; Moscow (Russia) from October 2013.
  • Two Irish -based companies, located in Dublin: BPV Finance, operating in the Proprietary Trading sector; Catholic Life, operating in the Bancassurance sector; both able to guarantee financing services and assistance for the establishment and administration of legal entities abroad.

In addition to this, in countries where Banca Popolare di Vicenza has no direct presence, it signed Cooperation Agreements with 71 major foreign banks, located in 47 different countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Georgia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kosovo, Kurdistan (Iraq), Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Perù, Philippine, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam.

The foreign network of Banca Popolare di Vicenza offers innovative opportunities and practical solutions to satisfy the needs of individuals and businesses operating in the international market, thanks to a wide range of consulting services, selection of commercial partners, market research, insurance solutions and legal assistance. The Group Banca Popolare di Vicenza, through its specialized companies, provides innovative services in consumer loans, insurance, corporate and investment banking, private equity and asset management.

The aim of BPVI for the next few years is to consolidate and strengthen its customer relations, focusing on the traditional banking to offer services to both private and corporate customers.