Savings Banks Spreading Financial Knowledge

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September 27, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Business History / Studies, History Education, Economic History / Studies, European History / Studies

Financial History Workshop, Vienna, 27 September 2019

At the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, savings banks were created in many European countries : the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Austria. Now, 200 years later, savings banks still play an essential role in the provision of financial services and financial knowledge to society. At the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Austrian savings banks,​ the Austrian savings banks association is the host of ​the ESBG financial history workshop dedicated to the theme "Savings banks spreading financial knowledge". Experts from Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, and other European countries will each highlight a specific aspect of financial education and the way savings banks have helped spread the knowledge. 


  • Chris De Noose, Managing Director, WSBI-ESBG
  • Kent Eriksson, Professor; Banking and Finance, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • Bettina Furhrmann, Director of the Institute for Business Education, Wirtschäftsuniversität Wien
  • Wilhelm Kraetschmer, Austrian Savings Banks Association
  • Alfred Paleczny, Austrian Savings Banks Association
  • Thomas Ruoss, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • IngaLill Söderberg, Researcher, Docent, Head of Department, Banking and Finance, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

The event is free and simultaneous interpretation German-English is foreseen!


Friday, 27 September 2019, 9:00-16:30.
ERSTE-Campus, Conference Center 1.2, Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Vienna, Austria

After the discussions, visits to the Financial Literacy Park and Corporate Archives of Erste Bank Group is organized.

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Contact Info: 

Nancy Lockkamper 
Rue Marie-Therese 11-13
1000 Brussels