Helaba is a member of the German Savings Banks and Giro Association (DSGV), the umbrella association of the Sparkasse-Finanzgruppe. DSGV represents the interests of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe and organises decision-making within the group. Furthermore, it determines the strategic direction of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe.
In addition, Helaba is a member of the Association of German Public Banks (VÖB), which represents the interests of 63 members including Landes-banks as well as federal and state development banks.
Helaba is also a member of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp). vdp represents the interests of Pfandbrief banks vis-à-vis national and European decision-making bodies as well as professionals in the sector.
As a member of the German Association for Environmental Management and Sustainability in Financial Institutions (VfU), Helaba is involved in a net-work of financial service providers focused on sustainability that considers itself to be an industry initiative that promotes participation in political dis-course.
Moreover, Helaba supports the Green Finance Innovation Cluster in the financial centre of Frankfurt as a platinum sponsor, which was launched by the State of Hesse in the scope of its sustainability strategy. WIBank is a founding member.
In the scope of its membership of the financial centre initiative Frankfurt Main Finance e.V., Helaba conveys its close association with the financial cen-tre and its desire to strengthen Frankfurt am Main as a national and international financial hub. In our financial centre study “Brexit – Let’s go Frankfurt” we advocate a strengthening of the financial centre in the context of Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom. In addi-tion, Helaba is systematically establishing relationships to FinTechs, e.g. through its platinum partnership at the Frankfurt “TechQuartier” hub, thereby promoting innovative products and ideas in Frankfurt together with WIBank as a founding member.