HSBC in Germany

HSBC Germany is part of the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Its network covers 65 countries and territories worldwide which account for more than 90 per cent of global GDP, trade and capital flows. HSBC Germany’s clients are companies, institutional clients, the public sector and high net worth private clients.

The Bank, which operates as HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG, stands for internationality, comprehensive advisory expertise, major placement power, first-class infrastructure and capital strength. With its “AA- (Rating Watch Negative)” rating, it has the highest Fitch rating of all private commercial banks in Germany. HSBC Germany was founded in 1785 and has more than 3,000 employees in Düsseldorf and at a further eleven locations.

Facts and figures

  • Total assets (results as at 30.06.2019): EUR 28.1 billion
  • Tier 1 capital ratio (results as at 30.06.2019): 12.2 per cent
  • As part of the HSBC Group: Best Fitch-Rating "AA- (Rating Watch Negative)" among the German private commercial banks
  • Funds under management and administration (preliminary results as at 31.12.2018): EUR 263.8 billion
  • Locations: Baden-Baden, Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart
  • Number of employees: more than 3,000
  • The HSBC Group holds a share of 80.7 per cent of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG's capital
  • Landesbank Baden-Württemberg holds 18.7 per cent of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG


  • Christian Gottfried Jäger set up his trading house in Düsseldorf in 1785
  • In 1852 Christian Gottfried Trinkaus, a nephew of the founder, took over the house and gave it his name
  • The last family members left the company in 1919. It was then taken over by institutional investors (including Deutsche Bank)
  • In 1972 C. G. Trinkaus merged with Bankhaus Burkhardt & Co. From then on the Bank operated under the name Trinkaus & Burkhardt
  • Citibank acquired the majority of the bank in 1974
  • In 1980 Midland Bank in the UK took over the majority of the shares of Trinkaus & Burkhardt
  • In 1985 Trinkaus & Burkhardt was converted into a partnership limited by shares (KGaA) and brought to the Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart stock exchanges
  • In 1992 HSBC Holdings plc acquired Midland Bank giving it a majority holding in Trinkaus & Burkhardt
  • The bank was renamed HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt KGaA in 1999
  • In 2006 HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt changed the legal form of the bank from a KGaA to an AG (German stock corporation)
  • On its 225th anniversary HSBC in Germany increased the share capital by EUR 150 million to promote the corporate business in Germany as part of HSBC.
  • In 2013 the Growth Initiative started with the aim to position HSBC in Germany as leading international bank for German customers

Executive bodies

Find details of our Executive bodies in Germany including the Management Board, the Executive Committee, the Supervisory Board and the Advisory Board.

Modern structure

HSBC in Germany comprises a group of 13 active companies. The parent company is stock corporation HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt.


  • ‘World’s Best Bank for Transaction Services’, ‘World’s Best Bank for Corporates’, ‘World’s Best Bank for Public-Sector Clients’, Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018 (HSBC Group)
  • ‘Best service for investors’, Zertifikate Awards 2018 (HSBC Germany)
  • ‘The Elite among the Asset Managers’, Elite Report 2019 (HSBC Germany)
  • ‘Best Asset Manager in Germany’, Fuchsbriefe Tops 2019 (HSBC Germany)
  • ‘Bond House’, ‘Bank for Governments’, ‘SSAR Bond House’, ‘Covered Bond House’, ‘Asia Bond House’, IFR Awards 2018 (HSBC Group)
  • ‘Best Global Cash Manager for Corporates’, ‘Best Global Cash Manager for Financial Institutions’, Euromoney Cash Management Survey 2018 (HSBC Group)
  • ‘Global Bank of the Year for Cash & Liquidity Management’, Treasury Management International Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2018 (HSBC Group)
  • For more awards of HSBC please visit our global corporate website


Find out more about HSBC's charitable work and investment in the local area.

General enquiries

Please feel free to contact our switchboard for general questions by calling +49 211 9100 or you can e-mail us at

HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG

  • Königsallee 21/23
    40212 Düsseldorf

  • Phone: +49 211 9100

  • Fax: +49 211 910 616


  • VAT ID No.: DE 121310482

Branch locations, directions and contact

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For details about HSBC’s global operations, Group board members and financial results, go to our corporate website  Please note that this is English only.