The Bank: National Bank of Greece, the oldest and largest among Greek banks, heads the strongest financial group in the country. It boasts a dynamic profile internationally, particularly in Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Founded in 1841 as a commercial bank, NBG enjoyed the right to issue banknotes until the establishment of the Bank of Greece in 1928. It has been listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since the latter's foundation in 1880. Since October 1999, the Bank has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
NBG is a financial institution legally operating subject to the Greek and the EU banking legislation, specifically the provisions, as currently applicable, of Law 2076/92 whereby the second banking directive 89/646/EEC was incorporated into Greek law. The NBG Group provides a full range of financial products and services that meet the constantly changing needs of corporate customers and private individuals, including investment banking services, brokerage, insurance, asset management, leasing and factoring. The Bank's branch and ATM network, the largest in Greece (575 domestic banking units and 1,514 ΑΤΜs), effectively covers the entire country. It is developing and expanding alternative distribution channels for its products, such as Mobile and Internet banking. Today, after recent acquisitions in SE Europe the Group's network overseas includes 1,238 units (data as at 30.09.2009). One of the Bank's main strengths is the confidence shown in it by its customers, who hold over 9 million deposit accounts and more than 1.5 million lending accounts with NBG. Having reaffirmed its leading position in the Greek market, the Bank is further modernizing its operations, backed by investment in new technology, so as to better serve its customers and enhance its profitability. Headquarters : Eolou 86, 102 32 Athens. Tel. +30 210 3341000