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Banking Location Germany

There were 1,508 credit institutions active in Germany in 2020, of which 256 were private banks. The banking sector has a workforce around 550,000 people. The total assets of the German banking industry amounted to EUR 9,002 billion in 2020.

The banking sector in Germany is made up of three pillars: commercial banks, the public banking sector (Sparkassen and Landesbanken – Germany’s decentralized network of independent regional commercial and savings banks) and cooperative banks (Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken).

This is a special characteristic of the German market, as private banks only cover part of the market. Large sections of the market are served by the network of savings and cooperative banks. Germany’s universal banking system is another unique feature of the German market.

Largest German Commercial Banks by Total Assets 2020 (in EUR billion)

Deutsche Bank AG

Frankfurt/M.

1.325

DZ Bank AG

Frankfurt/M.

594

KfW Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau

Frankfurt/M.

546

Commerzbank AG

Frankfurt/M.

506

Unicredit Bank AG

Munich

338

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Stuttgart

276

Bayerische Landesbank        

München

256

J.P. Morgan AG

Frankfurt/M.

244

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale

Frankfurt/M.

219

ING-Diba AG

Frankfurt/M.

190

Source: Statista


Largest German Saving Banks by Total Assets 2021 (in EUR billion)

Hamburger Sparkasse

Hamburg

60.2

Kreissparkasse Köln 

Cologne

29.1

Sparkasse Köln/Bonn

Cologne

28.2

Stadtsparkasse München

Munich

24.0

Frankfurter Sparkasse

Frankfurt/M.

21.6

Sparkasse Hannover

Hannover

20.5

Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse in Potsdam

Potsdam

16.6

Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw

Pforzheim

16.3

Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf

16.2

Die Sparkasse Bremen

Bremen

15.3

Source: Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband


Largest German Cooperative Banks by Total Assets 2021 (in EUR billion)

Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank eG

Düsseldorf

67.3

Berliner Volksbank eG

Berlin

17.3

BBBank eG, Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe

15.7

Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg eG

Stuttgart

14.8

Frankfurter Volksbank eG

Frankfurt/M.

14.7

Sparda-Bank West eG

Düsseldorf

12.2

Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG

Köln

11.7

Sparda-Bank Südwest eG

Mainz

11.1

Volksbank eG

Villingen-Schwenningen

10.8

meine Volksbank Raiffeisenbank eG

Rosenheim

10.7

Source: Bundesverband der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken


The largest bank location in Germany is Frankfurt; other important bank locations include Munich, Dusseldorf, and Hamburg.

More Information:

Germany as a “Sustainable Finance” Location

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The State Secretaries’ Committee for Sustainable Development has approved fresh efforts to help make Germany a leading location for “sustainable finance”, which the federal government understands as financial market players taking sustainability into account in their decision-making.

Read the article about Germany as a "Sustainable Finance" Location (Markets Germany 05/19)

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