For over 100 years the Banco S.Geminiano di Modena, founded in 1897, and the Banco S.Prospero di Reggio Emilia, founded in 1899, have been an integral part of the civic and economic growth of their territories. At the end of the 19th century, the agricultural structure, land parcelling and the presence of a modest manufacture, made up the basic foundation of the two institutes.
In 1932, the common banking enterprise favourable to the local economy and the obvious geographical complement, supported by a shared concern for the local social aspects provided favourable conditions for the merging of the two historically separate banks into a single institute.
In 1995, after merging with the Banca Popolare di Verona, the institute, in continuity with the past, protected its traditional roots and financial history, which had been enhanced over the years. It is the same philosophy and spirit of service that distinguish the modern Banco Popolare.