Erste Group Bank AG engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Retail, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), Asset/Liability Management and Local Corporate Center (ALM & LCC), Savings Banks, Large Corporates (LC), Commercial Real Estate (CRE), Other Corporate, Group Markets, and Group Corporate Center. The Retail segment includes current and savings accounts, mortgage and consumer loans, investment products, credit cards, and cross-selling products. The SME segment comprises micros, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), small public sector companies, and small financial institutions. The ALM & LCC segment offers all asset/liability management functions. The Savings Banks segment offers savings banks that are members of the Haftungsverbund (cross-guarantee system) of the Austrian savings banks sector. The LC segment consists of the business with large corporate customers. The CRE segment covers the real estate value chain. The Other Corporate segment includes international business and investment banking. The Group Markets segment comprises the divisionalised business units group treasury and capital markets. The Group Corporate Center offers internal non-profit service providers and mortisation/write-down of customer relationships and brand. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.