About Sparebanken Sør
Sparebanken Sør and Sparebanken Pluss merged 1. January 2014, and with that, our bank's history goes back to the year 1824 when Christianssands Sparebank was established as one of the first banks in Norway. Arendals Sparebank was established in 1825, also as one of the first banks in Norway. These two banks laid the foundation for Norway's fifth largest bank in 2014 - Sparebanken Sør.
About Sparebanken Pluss
The story of Sparebanken Pluss started back in 1824 when Christianssands Sparebank was established as one of the first savings banks in Norway. Sparebanken Agder was formed in 1984 as the result of a merger between Christianssands Sparebank and several other local banks. Two other savings banks became part of Sparebanken Agder in 1985 and 1986. The name was changed to Sparebanken Pluss in 1988.
About Sparebanken Sør
Sparebanken Sør was established in 1984, after a merger between Aust-Agder Sparebank, two other savings banks in Aust-Agder and nine in Vest-Agder. Since then, the bank has merged with savings banks in Telemark, and even opened branches in Grenland, the most populous part of Telemark.
Sparebanken Pluss merged with Sparebanken Sør in 2014, and the new name of the large bank is now Sparebanken Sør.
Our main market is located in the counties of Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder and Telemark with a total population of 450,000 inhabitants. There are 40 branches in this district serving the customers. Our internet and mobile banking services are among the most modern in Norway.
Sparebanken Sør is an independent savings bank. Our main products are savings, loans and domestic and international payment services. In cooperation with other savings banks we own companies for insurance, securities and leasing/ factoring, and we are selling their products.
We have supported businesses and people in the region to realize their dreams for about 190 years, thus influencing the local history and development. As an independent savings bank close to our customers and with local decision-making, we aim to be the most important and best bank for the counties of Agder and Telemark.
Regulator: The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet)