SNS REAAL is a Dutch financial services group that primarily focuses on the retail market in the Netherlands, including small and medium-sized businesses. The various brands of SNS REAAL, including SNS Bank, REAAL, RegioBank, Zwitserleven and ASN Bank, offer a broad range of financial products and services to all target groups in society. The brands all have their own image, procedures and customers. The banking services are offered through SNS Bank, while the insurances are offered through independent intermediaries. SNS REAAL Group was formed in 1997 from the merger of SNS Group and Reaal Group.
SNS Group - In 1987 two large regional savings banks merged to form SNS (the Dutch acronym stands for Samenwerkende Nederlandse Spaarbanken, meaning Cooperating Dutch Savings banks). From 1989 onwards, various other regional savings banks joined the group, among them the Stichting Bondsspaarbank Central, North and East Netherlands, in 1990. In the 1990s SNS Groep grew fast through mergers and acquisitions, including BLG Hypotheken, CVB Bank and NOG Verzekeringen. In 1996, Banque de Suez Nederland, including the subsidiary Suez Nederland Securities, was taken over (now SNS Securities).
Reaal Group is the product of a merger among various firms, including the insurers De Centrale and Concordia, the Hollandse Koopmansbank and the Algemene Spaarbank for the Netherlands. Between 1990 and 1997 REAAL Groep grew considerably, among other things due to acquisitions such as that of Hooge Huys Verzekeringen in 1996.
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SNS REAAL’s brands
SNS Bank focuses on retail plus banking products and services: mortgages, savings and investments. SNS Bank also uses various specialised labels and distribution channels.
ASN Bank was founded on May 1, 1960 and is now the largest sustainability-driven bank in the Netherlands. Its deposits are invested in projects and companies that show consideration for people and the environment.
REAAL Verzekeringen offers retail and business clients a complete range of insurance products. It takes a no-nonsense approach to insurance and works exclusively through independent financial advisers.The company strives for product leadership and aims to create innovative products, supported by excellent processing, back office and customer service.
SNS Regio Bank is SNS REAAL's intermediary bank. It is a franchise formula. SNS Regio Bank offers its customers a complete package of banking products through a national network of 800 intermediaries. The intermediaries stands surety for professional and personal service. SNS Regio Bank is the best choice for families who have a need for personal financial advice from a regular confidant with a human approach.
SNS Asset Management Institutional investors can turn to SNS Asset Management for asset management. Everything is done under one roof: research, management, reporting and administration. SNS Asset Management is one of the leaders in institutional sustainable asset management in the Netherlands.
BLG Hypotheken specialises in selling mortgages through Independent Financial Advisers. The advisers are able to deliver tailored products thanks to the wide range of products and combination possibilities offered by BLG.
Proteq offers mainly simple insurance products through the internet. Customers can buy insurance directly, without going through a broker. Customers can also manage all their insurances themselves, from taking out the policy to changing the terms of cover.
Zwitserleven is the pensions specialist of SNS REAAL and has been active in the Netherlands since 1901. Zwitserleven's mission is to give people the chance to live a financial carefree future. The insurer focuses on both businesses and individuals. As a specialized pensions insurer Zwitserleven offers a complete package of pension products. In distribution there is close collaboration with intermediaries, who play an essential role in advising consumers and businesses.
Head office address:
Utrecht 3521 BJ
Phone: +31 (0) 30 291 52 00