|Commerzbank||Deutsche Bank||Dresdner Bank||Bundesbank||HVB||LBBW||KfW Group|
Aareal Bank, headquartered in Wiesbaden, is one of the leading international real estate banks. It provides property financing solutions in more than 20 countries including North America and the Asia/Pacific region.
Commerzbank – A leading commercial bank in Germany founded in 1870. With more than 1,100 branches, it serves over 16 million customers and employs approximately 52,000 people. At December 31, 2015, it had €532.6 billion in total assets.
Degussa Bank – A German private bank based in Frankfurt am Main. Specialising in worksite banking, it serves companies and their employees.
Deutsche Bank – A global financial services provider with over 2,800 branches in 70 countries and total assets of EUR 1.741 trillion (March 31, 2016). The company’s market capitalization was over EUR 17 billion as of June 30, 2016.
Deutsche Bundesbank – The central bank of Germany headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. Eurosystem monetary policy is the Bundesbank’s core business area.
Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) – A subsidiary of Bayerische Landesbank. The Banks was established in 1990 and serves nearly 2 million private customers.
Deutsche Postbank (DPB) – With about 14 million active domestic customers, it is one of the largest retail banks in Germany. It is the market leader in direct banking with 9 million online customer accounts. DPB was formed in 1990 and is headquartered in Bonn.
Dresdner bank was one of largest banks in Germany with more than 6 million customers. It was acquired by Commerzbank AG in 2009.
DVB Bank specializes in the global transport market. Its main business segments are shipping finance, aviation finance, offshore finance and land transport finance. It has numerous subsidiaries, including DVB Bank America in the Netherlands Antilles, DVB Group Merchant Bank (Asia), DVB Transport Finance in Japan and DVB Holding (US) in the United States. DZ BANK owns 95% of DVB Bank.
DZ Bank – A commercial bank and, together with WGZ-Bank, the central administration for approximately 1,400 co-operative banks or credit unions covering more than three quarters of all Volksbank and Raiffeisenbank (co-operative banks) in Germany and Austria.
Hypothekenbank Frankfurt AG (formerly Eurohypo AG) – A real estate bank headquartered in Eschborn. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Commerzbank.
HypoVereinsbank – One of the largest financial institutions in Germany and is member of UniCredit Group.
IKB Deutsche Industriebank supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing loans, risk management, capital market and advisory services.
KfW Group – One of the world’s leading promotional banks.
NRW.BANK – The development bank for North Rhine-Westphalia. It offers a wide range of banking products required in the field of development and promotion. The Bank’s three business segments are Housing & Living, Development & Protection and Seed & Growth.
WestLB AG was a commercial bank headquartered in Düsseldorf. It was partly owned by the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. As of June 30, 2012, WestLB was formally dissolved.
WGZ Bank – The umbrella organization for over 230 cooperative banks in the Rhineland and Westphalia. DZ Bank and WGZ Bank announced plans to merge in August 2016.
The Landesbanks are a group of regionally organized state-owned banks that mainly offer commercial banking services to Germany's small and mid-size companies.
BayernLB (Bayerische Landesbank) – The leading Bavarian commercial bank and one of the six Landesbanken. Its main business segments are corporate lending, project finance, capital markets and real estate. The Bank is 94% owned by the free state of Bavaria.
Bremer Landesbank – 54,83% owned by NORD/LB.
HSH Nordbank AG – A public-sector wholesale bank with focus on medium-sized corporates, real estate financing, shipping, energy and infrastructure.
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) – One of Germany’s largest banks. LBBW is the central bank of the savings banks in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland Palatinate and Saxony.
Landesbank Berlin (LBB) – One of the largest Landesbanks by asset size. It is the largest Berlin retail bank and the largest regional corporate banks.
Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) – One of the leading German universal banks with balance sheet total of EUR 178 billion and about 6,300 employees.
Landesbank Saar (SaarLB) – 49,9% owned by Bayern LB.
Norddeutsche Landesbank (Nord/LB) – The largest universal bank in Northern Germany. It is Landesbank for Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. Nord/LB is also one of Germany’s major players on both the domestic and international bond markets as well as among the world's leading institutions in the financing of renewable energies.
The German cooperative banking sector includes 1,034 local cooperative banks (Volksbank, Raiffeisenbank), Sparda and PSD banks, two cooperative central banks (DZ Bank and WGZ Bank) and other institutions and companies. The whole sector, including central institutions, has consolidated total assets of approximately €1.1 trillion. The Sparda Group comprises 12 Sparda Banks with approximately 3.4 million customers and over 400 offices throughout Germany. The PSD Bank Group consists of 14 independent cooperative banks and serves over 1.2 million customers.
Sparda-Bank Augsburg eG, Augsburg
Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg eG, Stuttgart
Sparda-Bank Berlin eG, Berlin
Sparda-Bank Hamburg eG, Hamburg
Sparda-Bank Hannover eG, Hannover
Sparda-Bank Hessen eG, Frankfurt am Main
Sparda-Bank München eG, München
Sparda-Bank Münster eG, Münster
Sparda-Bank Nürnberg eG, Nürnberg
Sparda-Bank Regensburg eG, Regensburg
Sparda-Bank Südwest eG, Mainz
Sparda-Bank West eG, Düsseldorf
PSD Bank Berlin-Brandenburg eG, Berlin
PSD Bank Braunschweig eG, Braunschweig
PSD Bank Hannover eG, Hannover
PSD Bank Hessen-Thüringen eG, Eschborn
PSD Bank Karlsruhe-Neustadt eG, Karlsruhe
PSD Bank Kiel eG, Kiel
PSD Bank Koblenz eG, Koblenz
PSD Bank Köln eG, Köln
PSD Bank München eG, Augsburg
PSD Bank Nord eG, Hamburg
PSD Bank Nürnberg eG, Nürnberg
PSD Bank Regensburg eG, Regensburg
PSD Bank RheinNeckarSaar eG, Stuttgart
PSD Bank Rhein-Ruhr eG, Düsseldorf
PSD Bank Westfalen-Lippe eG, Münster
The Biggest Banks in Germany
Total assets (EUR billion)
|1||Deutsche Bank AG||1,719.37||1,708.70||1,611.40||2,022.28||2,164.10|
|4||DZ Bank Group||408.961*||402.543||386.978||407.236||405.926|
|5||HypoVereinsbank (UniCredit Bank AG)||308.046||300.342||290.018||347.285||385.514|
|7||Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB)||220.900||232.100||255.601||286.864||309.144|
|8||Norddeutsche Landesbank (Nord/LB)||189.527||197.304||200.823||225.550||227.630|
|9||Landesbank Hessen Thueringen||178.400||179.500||178.279||199.301||163.985|
|12||HSH Nordbank AG||104.900||110.000||109.061||130.606||135.906|
* as of June 30, 2015; ** as of December 31, 2015
See also: Top Banks in Germany 2007 - 2014