Ukraine Crisis

European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) members are standing in solidarity with people in need in Ukraine by waiving fees on bank transfers to the country already or taking steps towards doing it in the near future.

Our position on Ukrainian Crisis

ESBG members offer a helping hand to Ukrainians

The crisis unfolding in Ukraine in the last weeks has triggered a series of aid actions from European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) members. With social responsibility as a core value, ESBG members are providing fee-free money transfers and bank accounts and donating millions of euros to humanitarian aid organizations, among other actions.
Below are some examples of the actions our members are implementing:
ACRI: ESBG’s Italian member has allocated an extraordinary contribution of 2 million euros to support the activities of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) assisting Ukrainian refugees. Read more
CaixaBank: Fee-free money transfers and use of CaixaBank’s ATMs. Under the banner ‘Everyone with Ukraine! Choose how you want to help!” a digital platform enables free-of-charge donations to humanitarian aid organization helping Ukrainian people. In-kind donations are also being collected and sent to charities. Read more
Erste Bank Group: Corporate restaurants and other auxiliary spaces in the Vienna HQ were turned into a fully-fledged care centre for Ukrainian families. In addition, the Erste Foundation has so far allocated more than 1 million euros for emergency assistance. Read more here and here
Groupe BPCE and the French Federation of Savings Banks: Thanks to the joint effort of all its companies, Group BPCE has collected a donation of nearly 5 million euros for the French Red Cross. The French Federation of Savings Banks has made an extraordinary contribution of 1.8 million euros to the ‘Habitat en Région’ solidarity fund dedicated to providing housing to refugees. Read more
DSVG: The German Savings Banks Association has provided Ukrainian refugees with more than 44.000 temporary bank accounts with several offering free of charge service. DSVG is also supporting the initiative #Unterkunft Ukraine that connects volunteers with refugees looking for temporary accommodation. It currently involves 162.000 people throughout Germany, offering almost 370.000 beds.

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European Savings and Retail Banking Group members are standing in solidarity with people in need in Ukraine.