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ESBG​ is an association that ​represents the locally focused European banking sector, helping savings and retail banks in 21 European countries ​​strengthen their unique approach that focuses on providing service to local communities and boosting SMEs. 

An advocate for a proportionate approach to banking rules, ESBG unites at EU level some 885 banks,
​which together employ 656,000 people driven to innovate at 48,900 outlets. 

ESBG members have total assets of €5.3 trillion, provide €1 trillion billion in corporate loans, including SMEs, and serve 150 million Europeans seeking retail banking services. ​

ESBG members are committed to further unleash the promise of sustainable, responsible 21st century banking.