In May 1870 a group of enterprising businessmen from Chiavari founded the Banco di Sconto del Circondario di Chiavari. In 1904 the first branch was opened in Rapallo, and further openings followed in neighbouring areas.
In 1919 the Genoa office was opened, and the Bank quickly became one of the most important institutes in the Ligurian capital.
In 1921 it was renamed Banco di Chiavari e della Riviera Ligure. In 1968 the majority shareholding was acquired by Banca Commerciale Italiana. In 2003 the Bank was acquired by Banca Popolare di Lodi.
Now part of the Banco Popolare Group, the historic Banco di Chiavari e della Riviera Ligure brand boasts over 70 branches in Liguria.