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1871-2021: Danske Bank turns 150

150 years! Isak Glückstadt, the bank’s first CEO, was probably not thinking that far ahead when Den Danske Landmandsbank opened for the first time one October day in 1871. Explore 150 years of Denmark’s history here.

Danske Bank’s history is closely woven into Denmark’s development through 150 years. Danske Bank was created at a time of great industriousness and enterprise, which increased the need for banks that could help good ideas come to fruition and potentials be realised.

Our role back then, as now, was to support people who dreamed of thinking, building and creating a stronger Denmark.


While a lot has happened since 1871, our role remains the same: To help people realise their ideas, assist with financing and release their potential.

Carsten Egeriis

CEO, Danske Bank



Alongside the rest of Denmark, Danske Bank has witnessed – and been a part of – great progress in agriculture, industrialisation, urbanisation and digitalisation.

"While a lot has happened since 1871, our role remains the same: To help people realise their ideas, assist with financing and release their potential", says Carsten Egeriis, CEO at Danske Bank.



Explore Danske Bank’s story

Watch video and hear Carsten Egeriis talk about our role in the past 150 years of Denmark’s history - and meet Ewers Brothers, Henrik Steenbjerge from Ancotrans, Lis Madsen, and Jens Peter Hedegaard from Trifork.

Photo: Ewers Brothers - customer of the bank


Photo: Henrik Steenbjerge from Ancotrans - customer of the bank
 

Photo: Lis Madsen - former customer of Landmandsbanken


Photo: Jens Peter Hedegaard from Trifork - co-developer of MobilePay