Banks in Italy

Italy has a well-developed banking and credit system. Italian banks are subject to strict state supervision and the Bank of Italy (BOI, Central Bank of Italy) must authorize the establishment of any new bank.

The banking sector in Italy is characterized by the existence of a large number of commercial and specialized banks with extensive branch networks covered big cities, tourist attractions and small towns and villages.

The list of major banks in Italy includes the following financial institutions:

  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Unicredit
  • Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Citibank

Opening hours

Banks in Italy usually open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 13:30, and then in the afternoon from 15:00 to 16:00, depending on a particular bank and branch location. Also, some banks have branches that open on Saturdays (mostly in big cities and near main tourist attractions).


The official currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR) which is divided into 100 cents, which are also known as centimes or centesimi.

Notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 EUR 

Coins: 1 and 2 EUR, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents

Currency Exchange

In Italy, the fastest, easiest way to exchange currency is to withdrawal Euro using ATM (Bancomat) with your debit or credit card. Another option is to find the nearest bank’s branch or Post office.

List of Banks in Italy

SWIFT/BIC Codes of Banks in Italy

Full list of Italian banks’ BIC/SWIFT codes that are used to make domestic and international payments and money transfers in Italy.

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