Europe

In Europe there are more than 2000 banks in 51 states, we can say that Europe is the continent where the first foundation of banking are set. Countries in Europe, which counted the highest number of banks, are: Germany with around 256 banks, Russia with around 255 different banks, Switzerland with around 213 banks.

monte pasci

The most interesting detail is, that in the region of Europe, particularly in Italy, still operates the oldest bank in the world and it dates back to 1472. Specifically we're talking about "Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena," this bank is located in the city Siena and its one of the three largest banks in Italy now. Read more..