Erste Bank Serbia is the oldest financial institution in the country, established in 1864 as the first savings bank (Novosadska štedionica). In 2005, Novosadska Banka became a member of Erste Group, which was founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank. Today, Erste Bank Serbia has a network of 88 branches and 4 centers for corporate clients, with approximately 1,150 employees serving around 510,000 clients.
Our focus is on doing business with individuals, local communities and small and medium-sized enterprises. We insist on the speed and quality of our services, thus contributing to a stable and sound growth of our customers. We continue to expand the satisfied customer base and increase our market share in key segments. Striving to respond to all needs of our customers, we push the boundaries in the areas of e-banking and card business in the financial market of Serbia. Erste Bank in Serbia continues to follow its founders’ principles and offers support to clients so that, believing in their ideas and potential, they make sound financial decisions – both for themselves and their loved ones, and the growth and development of their business ventures. In order to provide the best financial support to our clients, we are building the bank of the future.
A responsible approach for financing is essentially embedded in Erste Bank’s operations and a strategic commitment to contribute to a sustainable future for customers, employees and the community. Recognizing climate change as one of the greatest global challenges of today’s society, Erste Bank is committed to financing various energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The topic of the environment is particularly sensitive and important, it is one of the key stakeholders who “cannot speak for themselves”. That is why the Bank, with its Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy and Environmental Principles, has long defined not only its strategic commitment to continuously address the issue of environmental protection, but also ambitious goals and clear guidelines on how to achieve them. Although it is not one of the major polluters when it comes to direct and indirect impacts of business on the environment, Erste Bank has been monitoring and measuring its impacts in line with global trends for years, with the aim of identifying them as accurately as possible, but also reducing them from year to year.