Friesland Bank

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Friesland Bank N.V.
HeadquartersLeeuwarden, Netherlands
Revenue 379.7 million (2006)
106.9 million (2006)
Number of employees

Friesland Bank was a Dutch retail bank originally focusing on the northern provinces of the Netherlands, Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Overijssel, and North Holland. On 2 April 2012 Friesland Bank announced that it would become a 100% daughter of Rabobank Nederland after a merger plan with NIBC was blocked by De Nederlandse Bank.[1]


Founded in 1913 as the Coöperatieve Zuivelbank (Co-operative Dairy bank), it affiliated with "Raiffeisenbank". However, as Raiffeisenbank merged with the Boerenleenbank to form Rabobank, the Coöperatieve Zuivelbank was once again fully independent. In 1970, the company changed its name to Friesland Bank. Originally operating only in Friesland itself, Friesland Bank started opening branches in the northern Netherlands in the 1990s.


  1. ^ David Haakman (5 April 2012). "DNB verbood fusie Friesland Bank en NIBC (DNB forbids merger Friesland Bank and NIBC)". NRC. Retrieved 8 April 2012.

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