Danske Bank (Sweden)

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Danske Bank
Subsidiary of Danske Bank
Industry Financial services
Founded Linköping, Sweden (1837)
Area served
Parent Danske Bank
Website www.danskebank.se

Danske Bank, formerly Östgöta Enskilda Bank, is a Swedish commercial bank which is owned by Danske Bank. The banks in Stockholm and Östergötland County were called "Östgöta Enskilda Bank" until May 2011, when they changed their name to "Danske Bank".


The bank was founded in 1837 as Öst-Götha-Bank in Linköping. The bishop Johan Jacob Hedrén was bank director. In 1846 it changed name to Östgötha Enskilda Bank and in 1856 to Östergötlands Enskilda Bank.

The bank in Kisa, Östergötland was robbed on 28 May 1999 and with police in pursuit the robbers killed two policemen, see Malexander murders.

Provincial banks[edit]

The banking license is held by Östgöta Enskilda Bank, but it uses different brand names in various parts of the country, typically named after the historical Provinces or Counties of Sweden.