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.
Also in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany`s most attractive regional market, the bank has an important foothold through its Düsseldorf Branch. As a result of further branches in Paris, London and New York, as well as representative offices in Madrid, Moscow and Shanghai, Helaba is present in important international economic centres. Furthermore, Helaba acts in the market through its domestic and foreign subsidiaries and participation enterprises.
Helaba is an universal bank with strong regional focus. Closely integrated in 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.
As central bank for the savings banks in Hesse, Thuringia, North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg, Helaba 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.