The first savings banks worked with interest rate platforms

Hamburger Sparkasse The institute cooperates with the Deposit Solutions interest platform. (Photo: imago images / Waldmüller) Frankfurt Hamburger Sparkasse (Haspa) has recently started cooperating with the Deposit Solutions interest platform. Some customers of the largest German savings bank can invest money with other banks via the “Haspa interest rate guides”. This is about time deposit […]

The way to a complete Comdirect takeover for Commerzbank is free

Online bank Comdirect In September, Commerzbank announced that it would completely take over Comdirect, based in Quickborn in Schleswig-Holstein. (Photo: dpa) Frankfurt Commerzbank has overcome the last formal hurdle on the way to integrating its online subsidiary Comdirect. The MDax Group may force the remaining minority shareholders out of the company by way of cash […]

DKB boss Unterlandstättner wants to attract more expats than customers

Stefan Unterlandstättner After a breakdown series, the DKB boss demands improvements from his service providers. (Photo: PR) Frankfurt The direct bank DKB wants to accelerate its growth course significantly in the next few years – and thereby increasingly attract international customers. “We are currently working flat out on an English-language offer that is scheduled to […]

Why the online banks are benefiting from the corona crisis

Frankfurt The crisis as a business driver? Stefan Unterlandstättner believes exactly that. The boss of the online bank DKB wants to benefit from the consequences of the virus pandemic. Unterlandstättner is confident that many people who were previously not so active online will inevitably shop online and have things sent home. “After the corona crisis, […]

Volatile exchanges make cash registers from Comdirect ring

Comdirect The Commerzbank subsidiary is benefiting from the stock market turmoil. (Photo: dpa) Frankfurt The turmoil on the capital markets caused by the Corona crisis has filled the coffers of the Commerzbank subsidiary Comdirect. The pre-tax profit is expected to skyrocket in the first quarter to more than 75 million euros from 12.5 million in […]

DKB limits service times in the corona crisis

Frankfurt For many DKB customers, it has been an important differentiator so far: the good service from the second largest German direct bank. The BayernLB subsidiary has been available to its customers around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “That can bank”, as the slogan of the DKB promises. The full […]

New account interfaces are moving forward in small steps

Market participants welcome the possibility of a transition period because an abrupt changeover could lead to technical problems. At the customer’s request, so-called third-party service providers and other banks access the accounts via the interfaces. For example, they offer multibanking apps, analyze the creditworthiness of customers in advance of granting a loan, or execute payment […]