Slovenska sporiteľňa was established in 1825 as the first savings bank in Slovakia. Today, it’s the largest commercial bank in Slovakia servicing 2.3 million clients. For a long time it keeps its leadership in the area of total assets, credits, clients’ deposits, number of branches and ATMs. It offers its complex services in around 300 branches and 17 commercial centres in Slovakia. The bank’s strategic goals include focusing on retail banking and SMEs, continuous increase of efficiency, support of people in Slovakia and making their lives better. In 2001, Slovenska sporiteľňa became a member of Erste Group, which has developed into one of the largest financial services providers in the eastern part of EU, with approx. 46,500 employees serving around 15.8 million clients in 7 countries.