Our customers

HSBC Germany is part of the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial institutions. We are the leading international wholesale bank in Europe, complemented by a targeted wealth and personal banking business.

We work with our customers globally and across borders. Corporate clients, financial institutions and wealthy private clients benefit from our capital strength, stability, and global connectivity in Europe and worldwide. Together we open up a world of opportunity.

Our headquarters

Hansaallee 3
40549 Düsseldorf

Our locations in Germany


Michael Schleef
Country CEO & Head of CMB Germany

Executive Committee Advisory board

Our history in Germany

  • HSBC was founded in Hong Kong in 1865. In Düsseldorf, the history goes back even further to the trading house C. G. Jäger in 1785.
  • In 1889, the first HSBC branch opened in Hamburg. It was the first foreign bank to open a branch in the city at that time.
  • In 1959, HSBC took over the British Bank of the Middle East and the Mercantile Bank. This opened new markets and the bank operated as a “group” for the first time.
  • In 1972, the merger of C.G. Trinkaus and the Essen-based bank Burkhardt & Co. was completed. The new bank now operated under the name “Trinkaus & Burkhardt”.
  • In 1980, Midland Bank (today HSBC UK) acquired the majority of shares in Trinkaus & Burkhardt.
  • In 1985, the year of its 200th anniversary, Trinkaus and Burkhardt went public. 22.8 percent of the share capital was offered for subscription.
  • In 1992, HSBC took over Midland Bank. With the merger, HSBC also took over more than 70 per cent of the shares in Trinkaus & Burkhardt.
  • In 1999, Trinkaus & Burkhardt now traded as “HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt”.
  • In 2013, the growth initiative to position HSBC Germany as the leading International bank for German clients began.
  • In 2020, the HSBC Group took over Landesbank Baden-Württemberg’s 18.7 per cent share in the corporate capital of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt GmbH and thus held 99.3 per cent.
  • In 2021, HSBC Group took over the shares of the minority shareholders and has held 100 per cent since then.
  • In 2023, HSBC Germany became part of HSBC Continental Europe and is now fully integrated into one of the strongest and most international banks in the world.

Our office in Düsseldorf