A strong Nordic bank

Danske Bank is a Nordic bank with strong local roots and bridges to the rest of the world. For more than 145 years,  we have helped people and businesses in the Nordics realise their ambitions. Today, we serve personal, business and institutional customers and in addition to banking services, we offer life insurance and pension, mortgage credit, wealth management, real estate and leasing services. 

 We aim to create long-term value for all our stakeholders – our customers, shareholders and the societies we are part of – and our vision is to be recognised as the most trusted financial partner.

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When we share ambitions, we all grow stronger

Danske Bank in numbers

Present in 16 countries

20,357 employees

2.7 million personal customers

211,000 small and medium-sized business customers

2,000 corporate and institutional customers

We are driven by our customers' ambitions

Our ambition is to challenge the Danish taste buds with the best coffee beans and ensure higher prices for coffee farmers. We have come a long way, but luckily, personal sacrifices and a constant believe in our idea have been important factors for keeping our business alive.

Peter N. Dupont, CEO at The Coffee Collective

The Coffee Collective was founded in Denmark in 2007 of four young baristas. The Coffee Collective has several coffee shops in Copenhagen and a webshop. 

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Our core markets

Denmark
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Denmark

In Denmark, Danske Bank’s roots go back to 1871, when Den Danske Landmandsbank was founded. Through the years, the bank has grown through mergers with many local and regional banks. One of the most important mergers took place in 1990, when Den Danske Landmandsbank merged with two other major Danish banks, making Danske Bank the largest bank in Denmark.

We have a strong position in the Danish market, and because of our size, we strive to play an important role in Danish society, not only by creating value for our customers but also by fostering growth in society in general. 

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Finland

We are the third-largest bank in Finland, with a good foundation for future growth. Our ambition is to develop our strong position by offering solutions and tools that make daily banking and important financial decisions easy. 

From the outset, we have played a vital role in modernising banking in Finland. Banking became much easier with the introduction of the first modern payment system, the postal giro, and our Finnish banking customers were the first in the world to do their banking on mobile phones. 

We began in Finland in 1887, when the government opened a bank that operated out of local postal offices. The government ran it for more than 100 years, developing it from holding deposits to financing Finland’s growing manufacturing industry and the construction of residential housing. In 2006, this bank became part of Danske Bank.

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Norway

In Norway, we are the third-largest bank and see ourselves in a challenger position. We serve personal and business customers as well as large corporations from 28 branches and four regional finance centres across Norway. With an ambition to grow in the Norwegian market, we have the advantage of being a strong, large bank equipped to cater to a wide range of customers while also being able to respond quickly to customer needs by developing innovative and value-creating products and solutions. 

We trace our Norwegian origins back to 1859, when the first Norwegian business bank was founded in Trondheim. Since then, it has grown through mergers between local and regional banks, but our Norwegian headquarters remain in Trondheim. In 1999, the bank merged with Danske Bank.

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Sweden

Danske Bank is the fifth-largest bank in Sweden, and we have a strong ambition to strengthen our position. By taking advantage of our technological and digital strengths and drawing on both local and Nordic expertise, we aim to create value for our Swedish customers. 

Our Swedish operations began in 1837, when financing needs in the building industry in southwestern Sweden led to the foundation of Öst-Götha Bank. Later, after a boom in the Swedish agricultural industry, the bank developed a strong position among local and regional farmers.

Danske Bank Sweden is the result of a number of mergers and acquisitions that culminated in 1997 with the merger of 17 regional Swedish banks. With that merger, Danske Bank became the first foreign bank to have a wide branch network in Sweden. Today, we have some 50 branches and six financial centres in Sweden.

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Danske Bank's history

Danske Bank Group’s history goes back to the founding of Den Danske Landmandsbank in 1871. Two years later, in 1873, Handelsbanken is founded. It remained Danske Bank's neighbour and competitor until the two banks merged in 1990.

After the merger, the continuing bank is named Den Danske Bank. 


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Meet our executives

We have a two-tier management structure consisting of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board. The senior management team is made up of people with international backgrounds and solid leadership experience, and they are dedicated to running a sound and competitive bank that creates long-term value for all its stakeholders.
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Our global footprint

Denmark
Danske Bank is the largest bank in Denmark, and we serve personal and business customers and large institutional clients. Our Danish headquarters have been located on the same premises in Copenhagen since the bank's foundation in 1871.
Finland
Danske Bank is the third-largest bank in Finland, and we serve personal and business customers and large institutional clients. Finland is one of our core markets and our Finnish headquarters are located in Helsinki.
Norway
Danske Bank is the third-largest bank in Norway, and we serve personal and business customers and large institutional clients. Norway is one of our core markets and our Norwegian headquarters are located in Trondheim.
Sweden
Danske Bank is the fifth-largest bank in Sweden, and we serve personal and business customers and large institutional clients. Sweden is one of our core markets and our Swedish headquarters are located in Stockholm.
Estonia
From our Estonian headquarters in Tallinn, we serve Nordic businesses with activities and subsidiaries in Estonia. We also assist international companies with activities in the Nordics.
Lithuania
From our Lithuanian headquarters in Vilnius, we serve Nordic businesses with activities and subsidiaries in Lithuania. We also assist international companies with activities in the Nordics. Moreover, our Lithuanian headquarters host a large operations and development centre. We are able to offer innovative solutions by tapping into the global talent of IT experts.
Latvia
From our Latvian branch in Riga, we serve Nordic businesses with activities and subsidiaries based in Latvia. We also assist international companies with activities in the Nordics.
Russia
From our offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, we serve Nordic customers and subsidiaries of Nordic companies doing business in Russia.
Poland
From our office in Warsaw, we serve Nordic customers and subsidiaries of Nordic companies doing business in Poland.
Germany
From our office in Hamburg, we serve Nordic business customers with activities and subsidiaries in Germany as well as German and international organisations with activities in the Nordics.
China
In Beijing, we have a representative office serving Nordic business customers that are already present or seeking to establish themselves in China. We help both large corporations as well as small and medium-sized businesses by providing contacts to local businesses, facilitating access to Chinese banks and generally offering insights about the Chinese market.
Luxembourg
From our Luxembourg office, we offer international private banking solutions, wealth planning, and asset and liability management to expatriates living in countries outside the Nordics.
United Kingdom
From our London office, we serve Nordic business customers operating in the British market as well as large British businesses with activities in the Nordics. We also offer international private banking solutions, wealth planning and investments to expatriates living in the UK.
Northern Ireland
In Northern Ireland, Danske Bank is one of the leading financial institutions. We serve personal and business customers and large institutional clients through 46 branches and four regional finance centres.
Ireland
In the Irish market, we serve the largest business customers and institutional clients. We use our international network to help both local and international organisations from our Irish headquarters in Dublin.
United States
From our office in New York, we provide access for US institutional investors to invest in securities traded on the Nordic and European exchanges and markets.
India
At our development centre in Bangalore, more than 800 IT professionals work to solve complex technological challenges related to the innovative solutions that we offer our customers.

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Danske Bank is a Nordic bank with strong local roots and bridges to the rest of the world. We are present in 16 countries.

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General meeting

Danske Bank's annual general meeting took place on 15 March 2018 at 3 pm.
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Corporate Governance

We work continually to improve our corporate governance and implement best practices.
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Responsibility

We want to run a strong, sustainable business that creates value for all our stakeholders.
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