The Bundesbank has nine regional offices; located in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Mainz, Munich and Stuttgart. They, in turn, are in charge of the Bank's 35 branch offices. Each regional office is headed by a President who reports to the Bundesbank's Executive Board.
With regard to establishing a new or expanding an already existing entity domiciled in Germany, the German supervisory authorities stand ready to discuss the pertinent issues.
Current statistical data of the Bundesbank in the form of time series for display and download as CSV- or SDMX-ML-file.
Here you will find information on the bank sort code file and on the bank sort code update service. You can also download the bank sort code files.
In the press area, you will find press releases, speeches, guest contributions and interviews with Bundesbank Executive Board members as well as further press materials.
Journalists have access to a password-protected press area.
The Bundesbank published various studies and conference proceedings, resulting from the research activities of its employees and guest researchers.
Anyone wishing to conduct one or more of the banking activities specified in the Banking Act on a commercial scale in Germany requires authorisation from the competent supervisory authority.
Anyone intending to acquire a significant holding in an institution or to increase an existing significant holding beyond certain thresholds must report this in writing without delay to BaFin and the Deutsche Bundesbank.
Under CRD IV, higher corporate governance requirements have been introduced as one of the lessons learned from the recent financial market crisis.