#1 Overview of banks of Luxembourg von HarryJackson 04.02.2023 16:45

Today, banking accounts for the largest share of the Luxembourg economy, estimated by net worth and turnover. Already in 2017, according to the data of the Global Financial Centers Index, Luxembourg was ranked as the 18th most competitive financial center in the world and at the same time ranked third in the level of competition among banks in the European Union. Luxembourg has a narrow specialization in the cross-border financial management industry. Since Luxembourg's internal market is quite small, the country's financial center is predominantly internationally oriented.

Today there are a total of 144 banks in Luxembourg. Over 120 of them are actually branches and subsidiaries of international banks. The Luxembourg financial sector is currently one of the largest contributors to the domestic economy. The total net worth of Luxembourg banks is roughly estimated at almost 760 billion euros. Luxembourg is also the second largest global investment hub after the US.

Below is an overview of the top 6 largest commercial banks in Luxembourg.

Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A.
Total volume of assets in year 2015: ~ €80,023,000,000

Annual total profit in year 2015: ~ €289,000,000

One of the biggest German banks - Deutsche Bank has successfully established a subsidiary bank on the territory of Luxembourg back in year 1970. Back in the days it was one of the first foreign subsidiary banks in the post-World War II period. Deutsche Bank Luxembourg was one of the original financial institutions which were incorporated in the state. Today Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. provides wealth management services to wealthy private individuals and clients, issues international loans as well as provides agency services, corporate and investment related banking services, and retail investment services.

CACEIS Bank Luxembourg
Total volume of assets in year 2015: ~ €46,082,000,000

Annual total profit in year 2015: ~ €84,000,000

CACEIS originates from France. It specializes in fund management. CACEIS is a part of Credit Agricole Group - a French banking cooperative comprised of 39 smaller local banks. The bank was established in year 2003 and today one of the biggest financial institutions in the country. CACEIS provides wide range of services, including different kinds of deposits and custody related services, wealth management, transfer agency, as well as institutional and corporate banking services.

Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat (BCEE)
Total volume of assets in year 2015: ~ €42,797,000,000

Annual total profit in year 2015: ~ €230,000,000

The Banque et Caisse d'Épargne de l'État (also known as BCEE) currently is the biggest domestic financial institution in Luxembourg. Better known as Spuerkeess in local language, it was established in year 1856 and since then is fully owned by the state of Luxembourg. The bank provides wide range of commercial and corporate banking services, including fund management, project investment, and narrow specialized private banking. Bank's long term credit rating according to Moody's is Aa2, which is a high grade.

Société Générale Bank & Trust
Total volume of assets in year 2015: ~ €36,399,000,000

Annual total profit in year 2015: ~ €406,000,000

Societe Generale Bank & Trust is one of the oldest international financial institutions based in Luxembourg. It was originally established as a branch bank of Société Générale Alsacienne de Banque (also known as OGENAL). In the past well known as Luxbanque Société Luxembourgeoise de Banque S.A., the bank had changed its name to Société Générale Bank & Trust S.A. back in year 1995. Societe Generale Bank & Trust currently provides a great variety of banking services and products, including wealth management, securities trading and fund management, provision of corporate financing services both in Europe and globally.

BGL BNP Paribas
Total volume of assets in year 2015: ~ €32,969,000,000

Annual total profit in year 2015: ~ €152,000,000

Banque Générale du Luxembourg (also known as BGL) was incorporated back in year 1919 as a local bank. In year 2009, BGL became a part of the international BNP Paribas Group. Today Banque Générale du Luxembourg offers banking products mostly in retail banking, individual wealth management, as well as corporate and institutional investment banking and fund management. BGL BNP Paribas' long term credit rating according to Moody's is A1, which is upper medium grade.

UniCredit Luxembourg S.A.
Total volume of assets in year 2015: ~ €19,728,000,000

Annual total profit in year 2015: ~ €64,000,000

UniCredit Bank historically was one of the first international financial institutions to operate on the territory Luxembourg. The bank is a part of UniCredit Group, which was established by a merger of several banks from Italy, Germany, and Austria, in addition to acquisitions in Central and Eastern Europe. Currently UniCredit Group runs several branches and subsidiaries in almost 50 countries of the world. The bank provides wealth management and corporate banking services and had been granted a long-term credit rating of A3, upper medium grade, according to Moody's.

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