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Our history

The history of Swedbank dates all the way back to 1820 and the establishment of Sweden’s very first savings bank. Over the years there have been many mergers and acquisitions, and these have resulted in the bank’s current structure.

Heritage and history

Old Swedbank logo

From savings bank to Swedbank

Sweden’s first savings bank was founded in Gothenburg in 1820. Today Swedbank is an international group offering a full range of services for private and corporate customers.

Hansabank logo

The history of Hansabank

The history of the Hansabank Group dates back to 1991. Since then, Hansabank now under the Swedbank name, has grown to become the largest financial institution in the Baltic region.

Brand history

In the course of the bank’s 200-year history several symbols have been used, from the single linden tree and sheaves of grain to acorns, sails and today’s coin with the traditional oak tree.