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With a workforce of approximately 6,000 and a balance sheet total of around EUR 173 billion, Helaba is among the leading banks in the financial centre of Frankfurt.


Helaba offers financial services to companies, banks, institutional investors and the public sector, both within Germany and internationally. At the same time, it acts as central clearing institution and service provider for 40 per cent of German savings banks.

Frankfurter Sparkasse, the leading retail bank in the Rhine-Main region, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Helaba. The Helaba Group also comprises the online bank 1822direkt, LBS Hessen-Thüringen and WIBank. The latter implements development programmes of the State of Hesse.

Helaba operates from its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and Erfurt, while it maintains branches in Dusseldorf and Kassel as well as offices in Berlin, Stuttgart and Munich. On an international level, the bank acts through branches and representative offices in Paris, London, New York, Madrid, Moscow, Shanghai and Stockholm.

Above and beyond its activities in the financial sector, Helaba is also involved in various projects to support culture, education, the environment, sport and social issues.