Banks in Germany

Banks in Germany The German banking system is divided by three large sectors: private, public, and cooperative. The cooperative sector is represented by 1,144 credit unions and 2 cooperative central banks. The public sector employs 431 savings bank, 10 land banks and other institutions. Private banks represented 4 transnational banks, 42 investment banks, and 176 regional and other banks. There is also operating are 167 registered branches of foreign banks, including 60 investment banks.

Last Added German Banks



The Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe (Savings Banks Finance Group) is a group of credit institutions in Germany that operate under public law on credit institutions in the country.

Deutsche Kreditbank

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DKB is a bank headquartered in Berlin, wholly owned subsidiary of Bayerische Landesbank. The company’s strategy is based on an infrastructure with few branches, focusing on selected groups of customers in the areas of retail, corporate, and public sectors.


Targobank logo

The Targobank AG is a company operating in Germany in the retail banking area, headquartered in Dusseldorf. Since 2008, it is part of the French Crédit Mutuel Banking Group.

Hanseatic Bank

Hanseatic Bank

Hanseatic is a German bank headquartered in Hamburg. The company offers consolidated and non-consolidated customer installment and real estate-related loans through various channels: branches, internet, and service centers.

SEB Germany

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SEB AG is one of the largest foreign banks in Germany, provides services as a subsidiary of one of the Sweden’s largest banks Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken.



ING-DiBa AG is a direct bank, based in Frankfurt am Main, subsidiary of the Dutch ING Groep, which operates internationally.

Svenska Handelsbanken Germany

Svenska Handelsbanken Germany

The bank operates in the country since 1972 as a branch of Svenska Handelsbanken AB, a Swedish banking institution providing universal banking services.

BNP Paribas Germany

BNP Paribas Deutschland

The BNP Paribas Group is represented in Germany since 1947 and currently considered as one of the leading foreign banks in the country. The activities are mainly related to major German and international companies, the large export-oriented SME sector, financial institutions, and institutional investors.

Barclays Deutschland

Barclays Deutschland

The subsidiary of the London-based Barclays Bank PLC operates on the German market since the 1920s.

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

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LBBW is a German credit institution with headquarters in Stuttgart and branches in Karlsruhe, Mainz, and Mannheim.



Bayerische Landesbank is a public regional bank in Germany, central institution for the Bavarian savings banks, headquartered in Munich.


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The Norddeutsche Landesbank is a credit institution, one of the largest commercial banks in the country.

WGZ Bank

WGZ Bank

The West German Cooperative Central Bank is a financial network consisting of approximately 200 cooperative banks in Rhineland and Westphalia.


Helaba logo

Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen Girozentrale is a commercial bank focused on wholesale banking with stem regions in Hesse and Thuringia.


WestLB logo

WestLB was an international regional bank headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany which was allowed to operate as a credit institution with all banking transactions.

Berliner Sparkasse

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Founded in 1818 and still one of Germany’s largest savings banks today, Berliner Sparkasse serves over sixty-thousand corporate clients, millions of retail customers, and more than a million checking accounts.

Deutsche Postbank

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Deutsche Postbank AG is a German financial institution, headquartered in Bonn, subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG. The bank is easily accessible to their customers, in-store, online, or by phone. It has the most extensive branch network than any bank in the country.  

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank AG is a leading global investment bank with a substantial capital share of individuals, as well as complementary businesses. With more than 100,000 employees, it provides first class financial services in 72 countries. 

Sparda Bank


There is a special association of twelve Germany cooperative banks that specialize in retail banking, known as “Sparda Banks.” The twelve members of the network operate over 400 branches and offices as well as online presences.


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HVB (brand of Unicredit Bank AG) is the sixth largest German bank in terms of total assets, and fifth largest bank by number of employees in the country. Since 2005, it is a subsidiary of Unicredit SpA, an Italian financial services holding company.


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Germany’s second largest bank, Commerzbank, serves more than a million business and ten million personal clients all over the world. It is also an active member of the prestigious Cash Group which was established in 1870.


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Since 2012, Norisbank has been an online only financial institute. This restructuring came about after Deutsche Bank AG purchased Noris following a series of acquisitions and mergers since its inception as Noris Credit Bank back in 1965.

Volksbank Raiffeisenbank

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Being Germany’s leading Cooperative Banking Institute, BVR has an extensive network includes savings, cooperative, and PSD banking institutions.

Deutsche Bundesbank

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The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany with office in Frankfurt, Germany.

Berliner Bank

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Established by Ernst Reuter, mayor of West Berlin, as an effort to promote the recovery of West Germany’s economic recovery following WWII, Berliner Bank is a premier provider of private and business banking and financial services.

DZ Bank

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Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank is not only the fourth largest German bank in terms of assets, but also one of country’s largest organizations to provide private sector financial services.


ReiseBank Logo

For the past 85 years, ReiseBank has been the German market leader in travel financing. It is a member of joint financial groups with over 1,200 local cooperatives and credit unions as well as a subsidiary of one of Germany’s largest banks, DZ Bank.

PSD Bank (Postal Savings System)

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Germany’s oldest direct banking group, which consists of 15 independently owned and operated member financial institutions, is the Postal Saving System Group. With its central service office located in Bonn, the group serves over a million customers, employing more than 1,900 workers nationwide.