[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2022] 181st anniversary of establishment of National Bank of Greece (March 30, 1841 – March 30, 2022)


(WorldKings.org) The National Bank of Greece (NBG) is a global banking and financial services company with its headquarters in Athens, Greece

It offers financial products and services for corporate and institutional clients along with private and business customers. Its services include banking services, brokerage, insurance, asset management, shipping finance, leasing and factoring markets.

It is the largest Greek bank by total assets, the second-largest by deposits in Greece after Piraeus Bank. It is fourth largest by Greek loan assets trailing Piraeus Bank, Alpha Bank and Eurobank Ergasias.



National Bank of Greece S.A. was founded in 1841 by bankers Jean-Gabriel Eynard and Georgios Stavros as commercial bank. Stavros was also elected as the first director of the Bank until his death in 1869. From NBG's inception until the establishment of the Bank of Greece in 1928, NBG enjoyed the right to issue banknotes. It has been listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 1880.

In 180 years of successful operation, the Bank has expanded into a modern diversified financial group that today services its clients’ constantly growing needs. The bank has over 500 branches in Greece and some in Australia, Egypt and United Kingdom. It owns bank subsidiaries in Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, North Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Serbia and South Africa.

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According to nbg.gr and en.wikipedia.org

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