Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna

Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna
Formerly called
Banca Popolare dell'Emilia
Cooperative society (S.C.)
Traded as BIT: BPE
ISIN IT0000066123
Industry Financial services
  • Banca Popolare di Modena
  • Banca Cooperativa di Bologna
  • Banca Popolare di Cesena
  • 1867 (BP Modena)
  • 29 December 1983 (1983-12-29) (BP Emilia)
  • 1 May 1992 (1992-05-01) (BPER)
Headquarters Modena, Italy
Area served
18 out of 20 regions of Italy
Key people
  • Ettore Caselli (chairman)
  • Alessandro Vandelli (CEO)
Services Retail and corporate banking, insurance
Increase €220.661 million (2015)
Total assets Increase €61.261 billion (2015)
Total equity Increase €5.025 billion (2015)
  • Fondazione Banco di Sardegna (2.076%)
  • Norges Bank (2.062%)
  • others (each <2%)
Capital ratio 11.24% (CET1)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references
in consolidated balance sheets[1]

Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna (known as BPER Banca or BPER Gruppo) is an Italian banking group offering traditional banking services to individuals, corporate and public entities.[2] The company is based in Modena and is a constituent of the FTSE MIB index.

The bank had branches in most of Italy, except in Aosta Valley and Friuli – Venezia Giulia.[3] The bank is a majority shareholder of Piedmontese bank Cassa di Risparmio di Bra and Saluzzo, as well as minority shareholders of Fossano and Savigliano.


Banca Popolare dell'Emilia was formed by the merger of Banca Popolare di Modena (found 1867) with Banca Cooperativa di Bologna on 29 December 1983. The bank merged with Banca Popolare di Cesena to form Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna on 1 May 1992.[4] The bank acquired and absorbed many provincial and regional level People's Bank (Italian: Banca Popolare) and Saving Bank (Italian: Cassa di Risparmio) in 1990s to 2010s.



In February 2013, BPER acquired an additional 35.98% stake of CR Bra S.p.A. from the banking foundation of CR Bra for around €23.9 million. After the deal BPER owned 67% stake.[8]

The bank was affected by Decree-Law N°3 of 2015, which required banks with assets more than €8 billion to transform from Cooperative society (S.C.) to Società per Azioni. (from one person one vote to one share one vote)

In 2016 the controlling stake in Cassa di Risparmio di Saluzzo was acquired from the banking foundation of CR Saluzzo. On 14 July 2016 a gross value of €450 million bad loans (the most doubtful non-performing loan) were sold to Algebris NPL Fund and Cerberus European Investments without recourse.[9] Italian banks had the highest gross NPLs to total loan ratio in European Union (18% at 31 December 2015);[10] BPER Group's gross NPLs to total loan ratio was 23.28% at 31 December 2015, or €11.395 billion in size in gross; Banco di Sardegna along had €2 billion as well as highest ratio among the group.

Former subsidiaries


Equity interests


Due to issuing new shares in the acquisitions of some banks, some banking foundations were the shareholders of the bank, namely Fondazione Banco di Sardegna (2.076%), Fondazione Carispaq (0.58%),[11] Fondazione Monte Foggia (0.06%),[12] Fondazione di Vignola (0.00%).[13]

See also


  1. "2015 Bilancio consolidato" (PDF) (in Italian). Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. "Banca Popolare - Business Profile". Financial Times. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  4. "STATUTO SOCIALE (2015)" [Articles of association (2015)] (PDF) (in Italian). Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  5. "2005 Bilancio Consuntivo" (PDF). Fondazione di Vignola (in Italian). Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio S.p.A. (ACRI) archive. 16 November 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  6. "2005 Bilancio Individuale" (PDF). BPER (in Italian). Borsa Italiana archive. 18 May 2006.
  7. "2006 Bilancio Individuale" (PDF) (in Italian). BPER. 10 November 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  8. "BPER acquista controllo di Cassa di Risparmio di Bra" (in Italian). BPER. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  9. "BPER Group: sale without recourse of a bad loan portfolio for a gross of € 450 million". BPER. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  10. "Rapporto sulla stabilità finanziaria N°1 - 2016" [Financial Stability Report N°1 - 2016] (PDF) (in Italian). Banca d'Italia. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  11. "2014 Bilancio Consuntivo" (in Italian). Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio della Provincia dell'Aquila (Fondazione Carispaq). 23 April 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  12. "2014 Bilancio d'esercizio" (in Italian). Fondazione Banca del Monte di Foggia. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  13. "2014 Bilancio Consuntivo" (PDF) (in Italian). Fondazione di Vignola. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016.

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