In 1870 a number of merchants, merchant bankers and private bankers founded the Commerz- und Disconto-Bank in Hamburg. As of around 1900, its business focused increasingly on Berlin. It became one of the country’s leading big banks with an extensive branch network.
Today, Commerzbank is a leading international commercial bank with branches and offices in more than 50 countries. The core markets of Commerzbank are Germany and Poland. With the business areas Private Customers, Mittelstandsbank, Corporates & Markets and Central & Eastern Europe, its private customers and corporate clients, as well as institutional investors, profit from a comprehensive portfolio of banking and capital market services.
Commerzbank finances more than 30 per cent of Germany’s foreign trade and is the unchallenged leader in financing for SMEs. With its subsidiaries Comdirect and Poland’s mBank it owns two of the world’s most innovative online banks. Commerzbank has one of the densest branch networks among German private banks. In total, Commerzbank boasts approximately 15 million private customers, as well as one million business and corporate clients. The bank is represented at all the world’s major stock exchanges. www.commerzbank.com