Hellenic Bank Association (HBA)


The Hellenic Bank Association (HBA) is the representative of the vast majority of all Greek and foreign credit institutions that operate in Greece. It was established in 1928 and is a non-profit legal entity. It expresses the views of its member banks, provides advisory input to the regulatory process, participates in the decision-making procedures of international, European and national law-preparing and technical committees, and cooperates with other countries' organizations and associations of the financial sector in the context of bilateral or multilateral agreements. The HBA focuses on the collective modernization of its member banks and the overall development of the financial sector.

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Hellenic Bank Association.

I hope and wish that you will find all the information you are interested in, no matter if you are browsing for professional or academic purposes, or simply wish to learn about our activities.

Christos Vl. Gortsos,
Secretary General, HBA

Currently, the HBA comprises 16 members, of which 7 are regular and 9 are associate members, with:

  • a workforce of more than 43,000 people, directly employed;
  • 2.450 branches and 5250 ATMs;
  • presence in 13 foreign banking markets, either directly or through majority holdings in overseas banks with more than 2.200 branches and 35,000 directly employed personnel.
The Hellenic Bank Association is not a bank, does not perform any direct or indirect business activities, and does not keep any funds on behalf of its members or the public. It is not a bank supervisor; it does not impose regulatory compliance rules; it is not an employers' organization and it does not sign collective labour agreements.
Hellenic Bank Association Statute
Hellenic Bank Association Statute
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