Erste has recently become the largest group within CEE by assets while UniCredit fell to #3 position. Capital groups with local origin are on the rise with PKO, PZU and OTP reinforcing their position within TOP10
The outlook for CEE banking sectors remains positive. The level of financial intermediation across CEE is still low if compared to Western Europe creating an upside potential for growing volumes while a wide application of technological advancements will help to increase efficiency and boost profitability.
For more information on recent developments in CEE banking sectors, please refer to the publication "Top 200 banks in Central and Eastern Europe" available at: http://www.inteliace.com/en/00156_List_of_Top_200_banks_in_CEE_2017.html