Banks in Portugal

The main credit institution of Portugal is the State Savings Bank (Caixa Geral de Depósitos).

Generally, there are two most common types of banks in the country - clearing and saving. Among the main banking groups in Portugal are Banco Commercial Portuguese, Champalimaud Group and Banco Espiríto Santo.

Among the foreign banks in Portugal are branches of Barclays, Citibank, Deutsche Bank and Rheinhyp, with head offices mainly in Lisbon and Porto.

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Banking Holidays 2017 in Portugal

Banking Holidays 2017 in Portugal

This article contains the list of public banking holidays in Portugal for the year 2017.
The list is issued by the Labour Ministry of the Republic of Portugal at http://cite.gov.pt.
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Banking industry in Portugal

Banking industry in Portugal

The banking industry in Portugal has been expanding tremendously for decades. As a result of this expansion, most of the banks in Portugal have widened the services they offer to their customers in an attempt to diversify their sources of income and increase their capital base. Read more »

Central Bank of Portugal

Central Bank of Portugal

Banco de Portugal is the central bank for the Republic of Portugal. The bank was established by a royal charter in 1846. As the central bank of Portugal, it has the responsibility of issuing currency. Read more »

Last Added Banks

Banco Popular

Banco Popular

Banco Popular was founded in 1890 and is a large multinational business. They provide debit and credit cards, deposits, insurance, checking accounts, and other financial services.

Abanca

Abanca

Abanca Portugal operates as a branch of the ABANCA Corporacion Bancaria, S.A. is a Spanish bank that is based in Galicia. In the local market, it provides numerous services for both the individual and the business.

BBVA Portugal

BBVA Portugal

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (or BBVA) Portugal was founded in 1991 and is based in Lisbon, Portugal. It acts in the country as a subsidiary of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, a leading Spanish-based financial institution.

Novo Banco

Novo Banco

This bank was founded 4th August 2014 by the Bank of Portugal to protect the assets and liabilities of another bank, Banco Espírito Santo (BES). BES was one of the biggest and oldest banks in Portugal.

Montepio Bank

Montepio Bank

Montepio Bank was previously called Montepio Geral. The bank was founded in 1840 in Lisbon, Portugal as a mutual savings company.

Banco Best

Banco Best

Banco Best is a financial institution that operates in banking, asset management and trading markets. The company was founded in 2001 and currently is owned by Novo Banco (75%) and Saxo Bank (25%).

Banco Nacional Ultramarino

Banco Nacional Ultramarino

It was a Portuguese bank owned by Caixa Geral de Depósitos and operating in different parts of the world. The bank was founded in Lisbon, Portugal.

Banco BPI

Banco BPI

Banco Português de Investimento (BPI) is a commercial bank, one of the major financial institutions in the country. The shares of the bank are traded at Euronext Lisbon’s PSI-20 stock index.

Millennium BCP

Millennium BCP

Banco Comercial Português (BCP) is the biggest private bank in Portugal. The bank was founded in 1985. The bank is a member of the Euronext 100 stock index. Nuno Manuel da Silva has been the bank’s chief executive officer since Feb 28, 2012.

BNP Paribas Portugal

BNP Paribas Portugal

Paribas was founded in 1848 and has its international headquarters in France. It was renamed as BNP Paribas in the year 2000.

Caixa Geral de Depositos

Caixa Geral de Depositos

CGD (short for Caixa Geral de Depositos) is the second largest bank in Portugal and remains, until this day, owned by the government.

Bankinter Portugal

Bankinter Portugal

Bankinter Portugal was founded in 1965 and its international headquarters reside in Madrid, Spain, but is quite active in the whole region.

Banif

Banif

Officially founded in 1988, Banif (or Banco Internacional do Funchal) quickly morphed and grew throughout the last three decades by concentrating in expanding its services to clients rather than taking a more linear approach.

Banco Santander

Banco Santander

Banco Santander Totta is officially a part of Grupo Santander. By 2007, this bank had become the fourth largest bank in Portugal in a slow and winding ascent since its oldest inception in 1843.

Banco Finantia

Banco Finantia

Banco Finantia started its activities in 1987 as a part of a larger financial group. Later, in 1988, this group constitutes itself and finally obtains a banking license in 1992.