Savings Banks Finance Group
The Savings Banks Finance Group is one of the largest banking groups in the world. The decentralised structure of the Group is one of its main characteristics.
It means that the Savings Banks and their associated partners within the Savings Banks Finance Group are available all over Germany where they are needed by customers: in their locality. Proximity and expertise are two of the key factors in their success.
The Group established itself in the extremely competitive German financial market through innovative financial services. It has 50 million customers; three out of four businesses have a working relationship with a Savings Bank or a Landesbank, which equates to around two million businesses in total. The financial group’s solidarity is also reflected in a sustained responsibility towards society, the regions and, above all, the people living in the regions. It has sponsored a variety of cultural, social and community activities in Germany for many years.
United we are strong - the "Hamburg Declaration"
Savings Banks facilitate financial inclusion and hence social participation. Their decentralised structure, local corporate responsibility, and cooperation within a strong network ensure the commercial success of all Savings Banks, regardless of their size. The motto "United we are strong" expresses the confidence of the Savings Banks as they tackle the challenges ahead.