Swedbank has its roots in the Swedish savings bank tradition, which dates back to 1820. Working close with our customers and the local society has been our focus from the start.

Our purpose is to promote a sound and sustainable financial situation for the many. This implies working for a balanced economy that ensures the well-being of the individual as well as society as a whole.

Swedbank is a full-service bank for both private individuals and companies in the home markets Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Our core business serves a majority of private individuals as well as small- and medium-sized companies. We believe in a traditional banking model focused on close customer relationships and personal advice. Our focus is our customers’ needs and wishes – not our products.

The Swedbank trademark was created in 2006 in cooperation between the senior managers of the Swedish FöreningsSparbanken and the Baltic Hansabank.

Together, they created the logo of the bank where the colour orange unites the banks now represented by the same brand. The oak tree on the Swedbank logo symbolises strength, stability and growth. Different versions of an oak tree have been used on the logo of the bank since 1928. An oak tree was selected as the symbol of the international Swedbank in order to demonstrate its ties to the region where it operates and the everyday lives of the people who live there.

History of Hansabank

The history of the Hansabank Group dates back to 1 July 1991, when Hansabank, currently the biggest financial institution in the Baltic States, started operating as a branch of the Tartu Commercial Bank. Officially, Hansabank launched independent operations on 10 January 1992.

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Swedbank and the savings banks

Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are the home markets of Swedbank and the bank also operates in Luxembourg, Russia and the Ukraine through representations. The bank also has branches in Denmark, Finland, Norway, the US and China. Swedbank also has representations in Japan and Spain.

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