Banks in Luxembourg

6 April 2016, updated 20 September 2017

Located in the center of Western Europe, Luxembourg is a high-income, well diversified economy and a world financial center. Banking and financial services is one of the main industries of Luxembourg, with consolidated banking assets 15.60 times exceeding GDP. Favorable legislation and taxation, stable social and economic environment make Luxembourg an attractive destination for foreign financial institutions: out of 135 operating in Luxembourg there are 19 domestic banks, 74 subsidiaries of foreign banks, and 42 branches of foreign banks from 24 countries. The banking sector of Luxembourg is low-concentrated: 7 largest banks comprise together about 30% of consolidated banking assets.

Banks in Luxembourg by Country of Origin

Banking landscape of Luxembourg is broadly diversified not only in terms of international presense. The spectrum of provided products and services ranges from traditional for Luxembourg international private banking, asset and wealth management offered to individuals, business entities and institutions to modern investment banking, securities trading and custody services emerged with the development of IT industry.

Major Banks in Luxembourg

Out of 135 banks operating in Luxembourg, there are 7 largest banks comprising together about 30% of consolidated banking assets, each of the banks has market share of more than 2.0% of total banking assets.

Market Shares of Major Banks in Luxembourg

Among these 7 banks only 2 banks have Luxembourg capital, the other 5 are foreign-controlled banks. 3 banks operate as universal banks, while the other 4 are specialized banks, operating in either wealth management, corporate banking or securities services.

Rank Bank Name Total Assets (mln EUR) Country of Origin Business Focus
1   Deutsche Bank 51,787  Germany wealth management
2   BCEE 43,445  Luxembourg universal banking
3   Societe Generale 42,188  France private banking, security services
4   BGL BNP Paribas 33,933  France universal banking
5   BIL 23,149  Luxembourg universal banking
6   UniCredit 20,272  Italy wealth management, corporate banking
7   Intesa Sanpaolo 17,996  Italy wealth management, corporate banking

During 2011-2016, total assets of each of the 5 largest banks ( Deutsche Bank, BCEE, Societe Generale, BGL BNP Paribas, BIL ) haven't had significant changes, except for Deutsche Bank whose assets declined almost two times during the period. In 2016 Deutsche Bank has achieved significant increase in net income, resulting in high return on assets.

Total Assets of Major Banks in Luxembourg Annual Profit of Major Banks in Luxembourg Return on Assets of Major Banks in Luxembourg

Domestic and Foreign-Controlled Banks

In Luxembourg there are 19 domestic banks and 74 foreign-controlled banks from 22 countries.

NameTotal AssetsAnnual ProfitCountry of Origin
Advanzia Bank S.A.1234.00 40.00  Luxembourg
Agricultural Bank of China (Luxembourg) S.A. (new)0.00 0.00  China
Allfunds Bank International, S.A. (new)0.00 0.00  Spain
Andbank Luxembourg0.00 0.00  Andorra
Banco Bradesco Europa S.A.3220.00 26.00  Brazil
Bank GPB International S.A. (new)831.00 0.00  Russian Federation
Bank Julius Baer Europe S.A.0.00 0.00  Switzerland
Bank of China (Luxembourg) S.A.3452.00 5.00  China
Bank of Communications (Luxembourg) S.A. (new)0.00 0.00  China
Banking Circle S.A. (new)  Denmark
Bankinter Luxembourg S.A.0.00 0.00  Spain
Banque BCP S.A.593.00 0.00  France
Banque de Luxembourg S.A.13415.00 63.00  Luxembourg
Banque de Patrimoines Privés475.00 6.00  Andorra
Banque Degroof Petercam Luxembourg S.A.2671.00 61.00  Belgium
Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat, Luxembourg43445.00 240.00  Luxembourg
Banque Hapoalim (Luxembourg) S.A.390.00 -3.00  Israel
Banque Havilland S.A.0.00 0.00  Luxembourg
Banque Internationale à Luxembourg23149.00 110.00  Luxembourg
Banque J. Safra Sarasin (Luxembourg) SA0.00 0.00  Switzerland
Banque Puilaetco Dewaay Luxembourg S.A.162.00 1.00  Belgium
Banque Raiffeisen7501.00 17.00  Luxembourg
Banque Transatlantique Luxembourg S.A.0.00 0.00  France
Barclays Bank Ireland plc, Luxembourg Branch (new)  United Kingdom
Bemo Europe - Banque Privee0.00 0.00  Luxembourg
BGL BNP Paribas33933.00 185.00  France
BNP Paribas Wealth Management (Luxembourg)3088.00 -4.00  France
BPER Bank Luxembourg SA1110.00 1.00  Italy
Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A.97.00 48.00  United States
CA Indosuez Wealth (Europe)0.00 0.00  France
Catella Bank S.A.0.00 0.00  Luxembourg
China Construction Bank (Europe) S.A. (new)810.00 -10.00  China
China Everbright Bank (Europe) S.A. (new)  China
Clearstream Banking S.A.14685.00 172.00  Luxembourg
Commerzbank Finance & Covered Bond S.A.17599.00 59.00  Germany
Compagnie de Banque Privée Quilvest S.A., en abrégé CBP Quilvest S.A.0.00 0.00  Luxembourg
Crédit Suisse (Luxembourg) S.A.7162.00 -8.00  Switzerland
Danske Bank International S.A.1459.00 9.00  Denmark
DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale Luxembourg S.A.4922.00 78.00  Germany
Delen Private Bank Luxembourg S.A.510.00 42.00  Belgium
Depfa Pfandbrief Bank International S.A.721.00 23.00  Germany
Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A.51787.00 1067.00  Germany
DNB Luxembourg S.A.3397.00 10.00  Norway
DZ PRIVATBANK S.A.15914.00 11.00  Germany
East West United Bank S.A.0.00 0.00  Luxembourg
Edmond de Rothschild (Europe)5423.00 14.00  Switzerland
EFG Bank (Luxembourg) S.A.1228.00 -2.00  Switzerland
Eurobank Private Bank Luxembourg S.A.2680.00 12.00  Greece
European Depositary Bank S.A.1287.00 4.00  Luxembourg
Fideuram Bank (Luxembourg) S.A.2495.00 23.00  Italy
Fortuna Banque s.c.245.00 0.00  Luxembourg
Freie Internationale Sparkasse S.A.0.00 0.00  Germany
HCOB Securities S.A.909.00 2.00  Germany
HSBC Private Bank (Luxembourg) S.A.9243.00 0.00  United Kingdom
HSBC Securities Services (Luxembourg) S.A.0.00 0.00  United Kingdom
HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt (International) S.A.0.00 0.00  United Kingdom
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A., en abrégé ICBC (Europe) S.A.0.00 0.00  China
ING Luxembourg15188.00 101.00  Netherlands
Internaxx Bank S.A.450.00 -4.00  Luxembourg
Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Luxembourg S.A.17996.00 122.00  Italy
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.12868.00 63.00  United States
John Deere Bank S.A.1840.00 32.00  Luxembourg
KBL European Private Bankers S.A.8952.00 29.00  Switzerland
Keytrade Bank Luxembourg S.A.0.00 0.00  France
Lombard Odier (Europe) S.A.0.00 0.00  Switzerland
Mediobanca International (Luxembourg) S.A.6282.00 19.00  Italy
Mirabaud & Cie (Europe) S.A. (new)0.00 0.00  Switzerland
Mitsubishi UFJ Investor Services and Banking (Luxembourg) S.A.4779.00 21.00  Japan
Mizuho Trust & Banking (Luxembourg) SA1011.00 -2.00  Japan
Natixis Wealth Management Luxembourg3498.00 5.00  France
Nomura Bank (Luxembourg) S.A.4113.00 32.00  Japan
NORD/LB Luxembourg S.A. Covered Bond Bank15936.00 31.00  Germany
Nordea Bank S.A.5606.00 159.00  Finland
Northern Trust Global Services SE (new)  United States
Öhman Bank S.A.99.00 0.00  Luxembourg
PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.0.00 0.00  United States
Pictet & Cie (Europe) S.A.8650.00 82.00  Switzerland
Rakuten Europe Bank S.A. (new)20.00 -7.00  Japan
RBC Investor Services Bank S.A.0.00 0.00  Canada
RBS International Depositary Services S.A (new)  United Kingdom
RiverBank S.A. (new)0.00 0.00  Luxembourg
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken S.A.8005.00 15.00  Sweden
SMBC Nikko Bank (Luxembourg) S.A.646.00 2.00  Luxembourg
Societe Generale Bank & Trust S.A.42188.00 310.00  France
Société Générale Capital Market Finance S.A. (new)0.00 0.00  France
Société Générale Financing and Distribution24.00 2.00  France
Société Nationale de Crédit et d'Investissement0.00 0.00  Luxembourg
State Street Bank Luxembourg S.C.A.711.00 114.00  United States
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (Luxembourg) S.A.303.00 1.00  Japan
UniCredit International Bank (Luxembourg) SA3649.00 4.00  Italy
UniCredit Luxembourg S.A.20272.00 36.00  Italy
Union Bancaire Privée (Europe) S.A.672.00 18.00  Switzerland
VP Bank (Luxembourg) S.A.1268.00 6.00  Liechtenstein

All the data are for 2016. Total assets and net income are provided in million EUR.

Branches of Foreign Banks

There are also 42 branches of foreign banks from 15 countries operating in Luxembourg.

NameCountry of Origin
Agricultural Bank of China, Luxembourg Branch (new) China
Banca March, S.A., Luxembourg Branch Spain
Banco Safra S.A., Luxembourg branch (new) Brazil
Bank of China Limited, Pékin (République Populaire de Chine), Luxembourg Branch China
Bank of Communications Co., Limited Luxembourg Branch (new) China
Banque de Commerce et de Placements S.A., Genève (Suisse), succursale de Luxembourg Switzerland
Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall AG, succursale de Luxembourg Germany
Bayerische Landesbank, Niederlassung Luxemburg Germany
BHW Bausparkasse AG, Hameln (Allemagne), succursale de Luxembourg Germany
BNP Paribas Securities Services, Paris (France), succursale de Luxembourg France
BNP Paribas, Paris (France), succursale de Luxembourg France
CACEIS Bank, Luxembourg branch France
Caixa Geral de Depósitos SA, Lisboa (Portugal), succursale de Luxembourg Portugal
China Construction Bank Corporation, Luxembourg Branch (new) China
China Everbright Bank Co. Ltd, Luxembourg Branch (new) China
China Merchants Bank Co., Limited Luxembourg Branch (new) China
Citco Bank Nederland NV, Luxembourg Branch Netherlands
Citibank Europe plc, Luxembourg Branch Ireland
Commerzbank AG, Filiale Luxemburg Germany
DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, succursale de Luxembourg Germany
Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt (Allemagne), succursale de Luxembourg Germany
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG Luxembourg Branch Germany
Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd, Luxembourg Branch Israel
Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG, Niederlassung Luxemburg Germany
HSBC Bank Plc., Luxembourg branch United Kingdom
HSBC France, Luxembourg Branch (new) United Kingdom
IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, Filiale Luxemburg Germany
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd., Pékin (République Populaire de Chine), Luxembourg Branch China
Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, Niederlassung Luxemburg Germany
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Luxemburg Branch Germany
Novo Banco S.A., Succursale de Luxembourg (new) Portugal
Postbank Luxemburg - eine Niederlassung der DB Privat- und Firmenkundenbank AG (new) Germany
RCB BANK LTD, Luxembourg branch (new) Russian Federation
State Street Bank International GmbH, Zweigniederlassung Luxemburg United States
Svenska Handelsbanken AB (Publ), Stockholm (Suède), succursale de Luxembourg Sweden
The Bank of New York Mellon SA / NV, Luxembourg Branch United States
The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited, Luxembourg Branch (new) United Kingdom
UBS EUROPE SE, Luxembourg Branch (new) Switzerland
UniCredit Bank AG Luxembourg Branch (new) Italy
Wüstenrot Bausparkasse AG, Ludwigsburg (Allemagne), succursale de Luxembourg Germany

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