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Economy and Banking Sector of Iceland

Major Banks of Iceland

Rank
1
Total Assets
1,326.04 bln ISK  (+11.16%)
Market Share
35.50 %
Rank
2
Total Assets
1,164.33 bln ISK  (+1.44%)
Market Share
31.17 %
Rank
3
Total Assets
1,130.40 bln ISK  (+9.13%)
Market Share
30.26 %

#1: Landsbankinn hf.

Landsbankinn hf. was established on 7 October 2008 but the history of its predecessor dates back to 1886. The bank is owned by the National Treasury of Iceland with a 98.2%. Other shareholders own 1.8% of shares in the bank. Landsbankinn is a universal bank offering a full range of personal and corporate banking products and services.

Landsbankinn hf. is the 1st largest bank in Iceland in terms of total assets. In 2018 its total assets were 1 326,04 bln ISK, providing the bank with the market share of 35.50%. Landsbankinn hf. is the 1st largest commercial bank in Iceland (out of 4 commercial banks) having market share of 35.75% amongst the banks of this category. In 2018 the bank's annual profit was 19 260,00 mln ISK.

Landsbankinn hf. participates in the deposit guarantee scheme of Iceland. This scheme covers accounts up to 1,700,000 ISK per bank per depositor.

#2: Arion Bank

Arion Bank is an Icelandic universal bank providing retail, corporate and investment banking products and services to individuals and business entities.

Arion Bank is the 2nd largest bank in Iceland in terms of total assets. In 2018 its total assets were 1 164,33 bln ISK, providing the bank with the market share of 31.17%. Arion Bank is the 2nd largest commercial bank in Iceland (out of 4 commercial banks) having market share of 31.39% amongst the banks of this category. In 2018 the bank's annual profit was 7 777,00 mln ISK.

Arion Bank participates in the deposit guarantee scheme of Iceland. This scheme covers accounts up to 1,700,000 ISK per bank per depositor.

#3: Íslandsbanki hf.

Íslandsbanki hf. is an Icelandic universal bank providing retail and corporate banking products and services to individuals and business entities.

Íslandsbanki hf. is the 3rd largest bank in Iceland in terms of total assets. In 2018 its total assets were 1 130,40 bln ISK, providing the bank with the market share of 30.26%. Íslandsbanki hf. is the 3rd largest commercial bank in Iceland (out of 4 commercial banks) having market share of 30.48% amongst the banks of this category. In 2018 the bank's annual profit was 10 645,00 mln ISK.

Íslandsbanki hf. participates in the deposit guarantee scheme of Iceland. This scheme covers accounts up to 1,700,000 ISK per bank per depositor.

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