Credit institutions Register
To increase transparency within the European Single market, the European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes on a regular basis a list of credit institutions to which authorisation has been granted to operate within the European Union and European Economic Area countries (EEA).
As underlined in the Directive 2006/48/EC relating to the taking up and pursuit of the business of credit institutions, the so-called CRD, the granting of licences to credit institutions remains under the remit of the competent national authority. The list published by the EBA is set up solely on the basis of information provided by competent authorities.
The Information regarding the requirements for authorisation to take up and pursue the business of credit institutions can be found on the European Commission’s website.
Credit Institution Register
The register is available below in two formats (PDF and Excel) and is updated every 6 months.
The register only includes credit institutions classified in two different types:
- ‘CRD credit institutions’: legally defined as ‘an undertaking whose business is to receive deposits or other repayable funds from the public and to grant credits for its own account’;
- ‘EEA branches’ operating in each EEA country: branches of credit institutions authorised in another EEA country which have the right to passport their activities.
The information available for credit institutions includes: the firms’ name, type, legal form, town, country, the town and country of the firm's head office and the firm’s minimum capital requirement.
For detailed information on the different values/codes used in the register, please consult the explanatory note and the Frequently Asked Questions.
List of credit institutions based on available information as of 31 December 2012:
Credit Institution Register – pdf format
Credit Institution Register – Excel format
The present Register has been set up by the EBA solely on the basis of information provided by Member States. Therefore, unlike registers of credit institutions maintained at national level, this Register has no legal significance and confers no rights in law. If an unauthorised institution is inadvertently included in the Register, its legal status is in no way altered; similarly, if an institution has inadvertently been omitted from the Register, the validity of its authorisation will not be affected.
With regard to entries in the column headed 'Legal form', which are, by their very nature, in most cases untranslatable, it should be pointed out that terminological similarities are not to be taken to indicate that the legal status is the same.
The European Banking Authority is responsible only for the accurate reproduction of the information received on individual credit institutions, while responsibility for the respective sections of the Register, and especially the spelling of the name and location of the institutions, their classification in a given group and in general the accuracy of its content, lies with the competent authorities at national level.
National registers of authorised credit institutions
Each national supervisory authority publishes on a regular basis a register of authorised credit institutions at national level. Information on national registers may be more detailed and/or more up-to-date.
Austria (Finanzmarktaufsicht – FMA) - English version
Belgium (FSMA) - French version / Dutch version
Bulgaria (Bulgarian National Bank) - English version
Cyprus (Central Bank of Cyprus)
Czech Republic (Czech National Bank – CNB) - English version
Denmark (Finanstilsynet) - English version
Estonia (Estonian Financial Supervision Authority)
France (Autorité de contrôle prudentiel)
Greece (Bank of Greece)
Hungary (Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority) - English version
Iceland (Financial Supervisory Authority – Fjármálaeftirlitið)
Ireland (Central Bank of Ireland)
Italy (Banca d’Italia) - English version
Latvia (Financial and Capital Market Commission)
Lithuania (Central Bank of Lithuania)
Luxembourg (CSSF) - English version
Malta (Financial Services Authority)
Netherlands (De Nederlandsche Bank NV)
Poland (Polish Financial Supervision Authority) - English version
Portugal (Banco de Portugal)
Romania (National Bank of Romania) - English version
Slovak Republic (Central Bank of Slovakia) - English version
Slovenia (Bank of Slovenia) - English version
Spain (Banco de España) - English version
Sweden (Finansinspektionen) - English version
United Kingdom (Financial Services Authority – FSA)
ESMA’s register of investment firms
EIOPA’s register of insurance undertakings