Banks in Germany

Banks in Germany The banking system of Germany is represented 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, and 10 land banks and other institutions. Private banks represented 4 transnational banks, 42 investment banks, and 176 regional and other banks. In Germany, also operating are 167 registered branches of foreign banks, including 60 investment banks.

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

Deutsche Kreditbank

Deutsche Kreditbank logo

The Deutsche Kreditbank Aktiengesellschaft (Deutsche Kreditbank or 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. Read more »


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. Read more »

Hanseatic Bank

Hanseatic Bank

The Hanseatic Bank 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. Read more »

SEB Germany

SEB Deutschland logo

SEB AG is the German subsidiary of one of the Sweden’s largest banks Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), one of the largest foreign banks in Germany. Read more »

RBS Deutschland

RBS Deutschland

The RBS Deutschland is a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, worldwide financial services company. With offices located all around the world, the RBS Group today is a leading banking partner to multinational companies, financial institutions and the public sector. Read more »



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

Svenska Handelsbanken Germany

Svenska Handelsbanken Germany

Svenska Handelsbanken Germany operates in the country since 1972 as a branch of Svenska Handelsbanken AB, a Swedish bank providing universal banking services. Read more »

Useful Information About German Banks:

An Overview of German Tagesgeld (Day Money) Banking Accounts

If you find you are staying in, studying in, or visiting Germany for any length of time, you will definitely need a bank account when you are there. Most German bank accounts provide notoriously low interest payments and dividends which has created a need in the German banking market for low risk and high interest accounts like those provided in other countries. This demand has led to the creation of a Tagesgeld Account – which specifically provide the higher interest consumers are looking for along with other features not commonly offered by traditional accounts (Sparkonto). Read more »

How to Transfer Money in Germany

For expatriates or international students living, studying, or working abroad in Germany, the time may indeed come when you need to transfer money to or from your German bank account with a bank account you may hold in your home country. Read more »

Banks with English Service in Germany

Banks with English Service in GermanyIf you have an English speaking German bank in mind, or are having issues negotiating online banking in German, you will be pleased to learn that there are a few banks that offer English language services. Each of these banks have traditional street branches, and are not online only. This means that there will also be an English speaking representative ready to answer your questions. Read more »

Current account (Girokonto) in Germany

Current account (Girokonto) in GermanyIf you are looking for an account that allows you to pay bills, receive funds, and get cash as you need it, a normal current account (Girokonto) is generally the way to go. There are a number of factors to consider before making that decision, though, so let’s take a look at a few of the most common. Read more »

How to Choose a German Bank Account

How to Choose a German Bank AccountWhen someone from another country moves to Germany, or an ex-pat returns after a long time away, one of the first tasks is to open a German bank account (Girokonto), checking account or current account. Before walking into the first bank you see, the following information can educate you in the different options available.  Read more »