The most important years

1820 The first savings bank in Sweden is formed in Gothenburg. The concept involves encouraging ordinary people to long-term saving.
1915 The first agricultural credit association in Sweden is founded in Västerhaninge to help farmers who have difficulty in obtaining loans through the normal banks of that time.
The agricultural credit association changes its name to Föreningsbanken.
Sparbanken and Föreningsbanken merge and form Föreningssparbanken.
Hansabank becomes part of Föreningssparbanken.
Föreningssparbanken changes its name to Swedbank.