Friesland Bank was a Dutch retail bank established in 1913 and is based in Leeuwarden. With 300,000 customers and 1,000 employees, it had 15 branches in the Northern province of Friesland and 8 branches in other parts of the Netherlands. It offered banking services, insurance products (Friesland Bank Assurantiën Holding BV), private equity (Friesland Bank Investments) and asset management (Optimix). Friesland owned financial stakes in Van Lanschot, BinckBank and Triodos Bank. In April 2012, Friesland Bank announced that it will merge with Rabobank Group, the biggest Dutch mortgage lender. The merger with local member banks of Rabobank was completed in 2014.
Head office address:
Leeuwarden, 8911 BE
1071 DJ Amsterdam
November 23, 2011
Delta Lloyd Group and Friesland Bank have reached an Agreement in Principle to set up a 30-year joint venture for the exclusive distribution and sales of insurance products under the Friesland Bank (Insurances) label. The new joint venture will combine the strength of the brand, the network and the customer and market knowledge of Friesland Bank with the insurance expertise and efficiency of Delta Lloyd Group. Friesland Bank’s customers will gain access to the broad range of insurance products available from Delta Lloyd Group.