Definition: Branch of a credit institution
Place of business, other than the head office, which is located in the reporting country and has been established by a credit institution legally incorporated in another country. All places of business set up in the reporting country by the same institution legally incorporated in another country, constitute a single branch. Each of these places of business is counted as an individual office.
European Central Bank, Guideline of the European Central Bank of 1 August 2007 on monetary, financial institutions and markets statistics (recast), Official Journal of the European Union No L 341, 27.12.2007, p. 1 - 232