Core business of Kreissparkasse Köln is providing high-quality retail banking products and services to local residents: private customers, enterprises and the public-sector institutions.
Tradionally for savings banks Kreissparkasse Köln is essentially focused on broad participation in developing citizens' prosperity and on increasing local economic strength rather than on maximising profits. This business focus help Kreissparkasse Köln to avoid excessive risks which is reflected in high credit ratings of Kreissparkasse Köln.
In 2017 total assets of Kreissparkasse Köln were 25 898,66 mln EUR. Kreissparkasse Köln is the 3rd largest savings bank (sparkasse) in Germany (out of 390 savings banks (sparkassen)) having market share of 2.16% amongst the banks of this category. Kreissparkasse Köln had 4 126 employees in 2017.
Kreissparkasse Köln is rated by Fitch, Moody's. Long-term credit rating assigned to the bank by Fitch is A+ (high credit quality). Long-term credit rating assigned to the bank by Moody's is Aa3 (high grade).
Kreissparkasse Köln participates in deposit guarantee scheme of Germany. This scheme covers accounts up to 100 000 EUR per bank per depositor.
Kreissparkasse Köln is located in Köln.
time deposit accounts
|natural persons, enterprises and public-sector organizations|
Kreissparkasse Köln provides services in the area of retail banking. The range of products offered by Kreissparkasse Köln includes current accounts, debit cards, credit cards, savings accounts, time deposit accounts, pension plans, consumer loans, car loans, mortgage loans. Kreissparkasse Köln makes its solutions available to natural persons, enterprises and public-sector organizations.
|Total Assets (2017)|
|25 898.66 mln EUR (+3.00%)|
In 2017 total assets of Kreissparkasse Köln were 25 898.66 mln EUR. Growth compared to the previous period (2016) was 3.00%. The evolution of the total assets of Kreissparkasse Köln is shown at Chart 1 below.
Chart 1. Total Assets of Kreissparkasse Köln.
Recent changes in total assets of Kreissparkasse Köln and its main components are shown in Table 1.
|Loans to customers||19 457.7||19 708.2||+1.29%|
|Total Assets||25 144.4||25 898.7||+3.00%|
|Table 1. Recent changes in total assets of Kreissparkasse Köln (mln EUR).|
Recent changes in total liabilities of Kreissparkasse Köln and its main components are shown in Table 2.
|Customer deposits||18 183.3||18 978.5||+4.37%|
|Total Liabilities||25 144.4||25 898.7||+3.00%|
|Table 2. Recent changes in total liabilities of Kreissparkasse Köln (mln EUR).|
|Number of Employees (2017)|
|4 126 (-3.17%)|
In 2017 there were 4 126 employees of Kreissparkasse Köln. Decline compared to the previous period (2016) was -3.17%. The evolution of the number of employees of Kreissparkasse Köln is shown at Chart 2 below.
Chart 2. Number of Employees of Kreissparkasse Köln.
|A+ (high credit quality)||Aa3 (high grade)|
Credit Rating is an opinion of a credit rating agency about credit worthiness of a company or a government. Kreissparkasse Köln is rated by Fitch and Moody's.
Credit ratings assigned to Kreissparkasse Köln as of May 2018 are shown in details in the following sections.
Long-term issuer default rating is Fitch's view of a credit institution's relative vulnerability to default on its financial obligations, for Kreissparkasse Köln it is set to A+ (high credit quality), outlook is stable (not likely to change). The rating is not on watch. Short-term issuer default rating for Kreissparkasse Köln is set to F1+ (highest short-term credit quality).
|Long-Term Issuer Default Rating||A+|
|Short-Term Issuer Default Rating||F1+|
|Support Rating Floor||-|
Viability rating for Kreissparkasse Köln is not set support rating is not assigned; support rating floor is not set.
Long-term rating for Kreissparkasse Köln it is set to Aa3 (high grade). Long-term bank deposit rating is Aa3 (high grade). Baseline credit assessment is baa1. Short-term rating is not assigned.
|Long-Term Bank Deposit Rating||Aa3|
|Baseline Credit Assessment||baa1|
Outlook for the ratings of Kreissparkasse Köln is set to stable (not likely to change).
|Yes (up to 100 000 EUR per depositor)|
Deposit Guarantee Schemes compensate certain deposits held by depositors of a bank that becomes unable to meet its obligations.
All credit institutions operating in Germany are obliged to participate in German deposit guarantee scheme.
In the case of Kreissparkasse Köln failure, eligible depositors having covered accounts in this bank will be paid out the following compensation:
|Covered Accounts||all deposit accounts (deposits on current accounts and savings accounts, overnight money or time deposits, registered savings bonds, and similar)|
|Covered Currencies||EU currencies|
|Maximum Protected Amount||100 000 EUR|
|Paid In Currency||EUR|
BIC (Business Identifier Code, also known as SWIFT code or SWIFT BIC) is a the mostly used international identifier of financial institutions. SWIFT is the registration authority for BICs. BICs are used in financial transactions, client and counterparty data bases, compliance documents and many others.
A BIC consists of eight or eleven characters, comprising a financial institution code (four characters), a country code (two characters), a location code (two characters) and, optionally, a branch code (three characters).
BIC of Kreissparkasse Köln and its components are shown in the table below.
|Bank BIC Code||COKS|
|Country Code||DE (Germany)|
MFI ID (Monetary Financial Institution Identifier) is a code, unique to each institution in the MFI list provided by ECB (European Central Bank). MFI ID is hence applicable to MFIs resident in the European Union.
The code is alphanumerical, with the first two digits representing the two-digit ISO code for the country of residence of the MFI and the remaining number of digits (no limit has been specified) is any combination of alphanumerical characters.
MFI ID of Kreissparkasse Köln is shown in the table below.
In 2017 Kreissparkasse Köln had 178 branches in Germany. Growth compared to the previous period (2016) was 2.30%. The evolution of the number of branches of Kreissparkasse Köln is shown at Chart 5 below.
Chart 5. Branches of Kreissparkasse Köln.