Fitch affirms ratings of Helaba and S-Finanzgruppe Hessen-Thueringen
The rating agency Fitch reviewed and affirmed the ratings of Helaba and S-Finanzgruppe Hessen-Thueringen on 5. January 2017. Fitch assigned A+ for the long-term Issuer Default Rating and F1+ for the short-term IDR. The outlook is stable.
Helaba's Real Estate Finance has received two awards from "Real Estate Capital": "Lender of the Year in Germany" and "Lender of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe". "Real Estate Capital" is a leading specialist magazine for lenders and capital investors in the real estate financing sector.
Professional services across a wide range of areas and responsibilities have earned Helaba a highly competitive position in its various markets: as the S-Group Bank it provides products and services to support the business of the Sparkassen; as a development bank it discharges official duties and works to realise economic and structural policy objectives; and as a commercial bank it takes on the competition in the free market at home in Germany and abroad.
With a total business volume of around EUR 200 billion and about 6,500 employees, Helaba ranks among Germany`s leading banks. On account of its head offices in Frankfurt am Main and Erfurt, it is firmly anchored in one of the strongest economic regions of Europe.
As a universal bank with strong regional focus, Helaba is closely connected to the savings banks organization. The bank's strategic business model is based on three corporate sectors: business with large corporate customers and the S-Group, business with private customers and smaller and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”), and also public development and infrastructure business.
Helaba functions as central bank for the savings banks in Hesse, Thuringia, North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg and therefor is a strong partner for 40 per cent of all German savings banks. The principle, “partnership, not competition”, is the basis for joint market canvassing with the savings banks.
We put our customer-oriented, market-driven strategy into practice not only at a regional level but also in fiercely competitive global markets. This means that we are able to offer practical professional development in a range of critical business areas, so if the idea of building a career in banking appeals to you, Helaba has some very attractive opportunities for your consideration.
Helaba offers a broad range of career opportunities for motivated beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Our appeal is two-fold: as a bank with around 6,000 employees, we are a successful player on the international stage, and as an organisation that fosters personal commitment, we are only too happy to invest in the development of our people. Put your career on the right track: we look forward to receiving your application.
Socially responsible behaviour is not just one of our duties as a Landesbank - our commitment to it is intrinsic to our self-image. Helaba’s activities are oriented toward quality, continuity and lasting partnerships. This policy enables the bank to achieve high quality, long lasting results in all the business areas in which it operates. It therefore comes quite naturally to us to think that sound economic thinking and responsible behaviour can go hand in hand.
Turning promising ideas into a reality is part of our day-to-day business, and we are happy to put this skill at the public’s disposal. Committed to the tradition of civic engagement, we lend our support to projects that contribute to the advancement of the region, not only in the worlds of art and culture and social endeavour, but also in the world of competitive sports. And, most importantly perhaps, we always take care to set a good example.