HSBC Germany

HSBC Germany is part of the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Its network covers 62 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 Continental Europe S.A., Germany, stands for internationality, comprehensive advisory expertise, major placement power, first-class infrastructure and capital strength. HSBC Germany was founded in 1785 and has offices in Düsseldorf and eight other locations.

Facts and figures

  • Total assets (results as at 31.12.2022): EUR 37.7 billion
  • Tier 1 capital ratio (results as at 31.12.2022): 18.7 per cent
  • Locations: Baden-Baden, Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart


  • 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 per cent 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 percent of the shares in Trinkaus & Burkhardt.
  • 1999 Trinkaus & Burkhardt now traded as “HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt”.
  • 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% share in the corporate capital of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt GmbH and thus holds 99.3%.
  • In 2021, HSBC Group took over the shares of the minority shareholders and has held 100% since then.
  • In, 2023 HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt GmbH was transferred to a branch of HSBC Continental Europe S.A. and is now called HSBC Continental Europe S.A., Germany.

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HSBC Continental Europe S.A., Germany

  • Hansaallee 3
    40549 Düsseldorf

  • Phone: +49 211 9100

  • Fax: +49 211 910 616


  • VAT ID No.: DE354039265

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