DVB Bank

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Societas Europaea
ISIN DE0008045501
Industry Banking
Founded 1923
Headquarters Frankfurt, Germany
Area served
Key people
Ralf Bedranowsky (CEO), Bertrand Grabowski,
Bart Veldhuizen
Products Financial services
€164.1 million (2015)
Total assets €26.6 billion (2015)
Total equity €1.4 billion (2015)
Owner DZ BANK (95.47%), free-float (4.53%)
Number of employees
609 (2015)
Divisions Shipping Finance, Aviation Finance, Offshore Finance, Land Transport Finance, Investment Management
Website www.dvbbank.com

DVB Bank SE is part of the DZ BANK Group and a specialist in international transportation finance, based in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

The Bank is listed on the Frankfurt Exchange with majority ownership from DZ BANK. More than 600 employees work at the offices in Europe (Frankfurt/Main, Amsterdam, Athens, Hamburg, London, Oslo and Zurich), in North and South America (New York and Curaçao), as well as in Asia (Singapore and Tokyo).[1]

The Bank sees itself as a leading provider of financing and advisory services in the global transportation market, especially in the segments of shipping, aviation, offshore and land transport.[2]


The institute was founded on 18 May 1923 as Deutsche Verkehrs-Kredit-Bank AG (German traffic credit-Bank AG; DVKB) by several banks and industrial companies, initially to freight deferrals for the German Reichsbahn.

After World War II, DVKB, specialized in cargo deferral, which was fixed by law. 1949 after the unification of the two main locations in Frankfurt and Hamburg, the head office in Frankfurt was established. It also operated numerous branches in other German cities.

In 1988, the DVKB was placed on the stock exchange, the German Federal Railways held 75.1 percent stake. In 1991, it was named Deutsche Verkehrs-Bank AG (German traffic Bank AG), in 1997 named Deutsche VerkehrsBank AG (German Transport AG) and 2002 changed its name again to DVB Bank AG. Since 1 October 2008, it trades as DVB Bank SE.[3]


As at 31 December 2015, DVB's shareholder structure[4] is:

  • DZ BANK AG - 95.47%
  • Free float - 4.53%

The Bank's market capitalisation was €1.15 billion at the end of 2015.[5]


Consolidated net income before taxes decreased by 53.1%, from EUR98.2 million in 2014 to EUR46.1 million in 2015. Total assets totaled EUR26..6 billion and DVB's nominal volume of customer lending was EUR25.3 billion. Customer lending was split among the main business divisions as follows:

  • Shipping Finance: 46.6%
  • Aviation Finance: 30.4%
  • Offshore Finance: 9.5%
  • Land Transport Finance: 6.7%


  1. ^ "Employees & locations". 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Corporate website". 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Corporate history". 26 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Shareholder structure". 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "DVB share". 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "All data retrieved from DVB's Annual Report 2015" (PDF). 12 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 

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