Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten
|Headquarters||The Hague, Netherlands|
|Products||Financing for (semi-)public organisations|
|Revenue||€312 million (2006)|
|€255 million (2006)|
|€199 million (2006)|
Number of employees
The Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (Netherlands Municipal Bank, BNG) is a Dutch bank and Local Government Funding Agency, specializing in providing financing for (semi-)publicly owned organizations. Ranked by assets alone, it is ranked as the 4th bank in the Netherlands. The Dutch state owns 50% of the company, while the remainder is owned by the municipalities and provinces.
The company was founded in 1914 in The Hague as the Gemeentelijke Credietbank (Municipal Credit Bureau), changed its name to Bank voor Nederlandsche Gemeenten in 1922, before finally changing it to Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten in 1990s.
The magazine Global Finance rated Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten, the 2nd safest bank in the world in its "World’s 50 Safest Banks 2013" rating. The rating is based on long-term foreign currency ratings from Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s and the long-term bank deposit ratings from Moody’s Investors Service.
- "Local councils invested in troubled banks," DutchNews.nl (12 October 2008)
- "Councils' Iceland money was borrowed," DutchNews.nl (17 October 2008)
- "Friesland Bank loses council customers," DutchNews.nl (28 August 2009)
- "Zeeland province fails to recover lost Lehman millions," DutchNews.nl (11 June 2010)
- Documents and clippings about Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten in the 20th Century Press Archives of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW)
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