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About Us

One of the leading banks in the German financial capital of Frankfurt am Main, the Helaba Group employs approximately 6,100 people and has a business volume of € 191 bn.


We offer a complete range of financial services from a single source for companies, banks and institutional investors. We provide innovative, high-quality financial products and services for the Sparkassen.

It serves as the Sparkasse central bank for Hesse, Thuringia, North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg, making Helaba a strong partner for some 40 percent of Germany’s Sparkassen. We are the regional market leader in retail banking through our subsidiary Frankfurter Sparkasse and also have a presence in direct banking through 1822direkt.

Landesbausparkasse Hessen-Thüringen, Helaba’s independent home loans and savings division, uses the Sparkassen as sales partners and is the market leader in both Hesse and Thuringia. WIBank, which comes under Helaba’s Public Development and Infrastructure Business unit, supports development programmes for the State of Hesse.

We also engage in many areas of public life by sponsoring groundbreaking cultural, educational, environmental, sports and social projects.


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“Open and honest communication makes all the difference.”

Deutsche Telekom is growing – and Helaba is on hand to help smooth the way for Europe’s leading telecommunication company. We talk to Telekom Group Treasurer Stephan Wiemann about successful cooperation founded on trust, innovative products and a clear division of roles. more

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Building Europe

Europe is in a state of flux. Whether it’s the first waves from Brexit rippling across the channel, mounting competition in established markets or also a spirit of optimism where there are still opportunities to be harnessed, whatever the challenge may be, Helaba is experienced in all of these market environments. more

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All of Helaba is the S-Group bank

We introduced a new structure for S-Group business to make the internal interfaces between the different product units more professional and efficient and position the Sparkassen at the centre of our efforts. more

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A family-oriented champion

It can sometimes seem in today’s climate as though noise and publicity are critical to building a successful business. Steel pipe solutions specialist EEW Group shows that this need not be the case: it has quietly grown from local supplier to international market leader in the space of three generations. We wanted to find out how important roots are in building an innovation-led company and how choosing the right bank can help a business prosper. more

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Digitalisation can bring us closer to our customers

We meet up with Dr. Gerhard Kebbel to find out how happy the man at the helm of Helaba’s Digitalisation Strategic Project feels about the progress made so far and what happens next. more

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Brooklyn in Bavaria

What is the secret to converting a former industrial district into a cool, lively office and business quarter? The developers behind the “Macherei” project know just what it takes: by 2019 they will have created an animated new quarter that they hope will significantly raise the profile of Munich’s up-and-coming Berg am Laim borough. The project is modelled on similar transformations of former industrial districts in places like Brooklyn, New York. Helaba is financing the project with a loan in the hundreds of millions of euros range. more

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Knowledge sharing

Curiosity and experience: that’s what sets the Helaba team apart. Our junior staff profit from the knowledge of our experienced colleagues – and vice versa. Three duos from very different units explain how the know-how transfer works. more