Hamburger Sparkasse

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Logo of the savings banks  Hamburger Sparkasse
Haspa headquarters on Adolphsplatz
Haspa headquarters on Adolphsplatz
Country GermanyGermany Germany
Seat Hamburg
legal form Corporation
Bank code 200 505 50
founding 1827 (originally founded)
2003 (today AG)
Association Hanseatic Savings Banks and Giro
Association Association of German Free Public Savings Banks
Business data 2016
Total assets 43.488 billion euros
insoles 33.020 billion euros
Customer credit 30.763 billion euros
Employee over 5,000
Offices over 200
Board Harald Vogelsang (speaker)
Frank Brockmann (deputy)
Olaf Oesterhelweg
Axel Kodlin
Jürgen Marquardt
Supervisory board Günter Elste (Chairman)
List of savings banks in Germany
former logo

The Hamburger Sparkasse ( Haspa ) is one of five existing in Germany free public savings banks based in Hamburg . With total assets of around 45.9 billion euros and around 5,000 employees, it is the largest savings bank in Germany . The savings bank was founded in 1827 in the legal form of a legal person under old Hamburg law. In 2003, banking operations were spun off into a stock corporation and the original Hamburger Sparkasse was renamed Haspa Finanzholding .

Corporate structure

Hamburger Sparkasse is a non-listed stock corporation . The legal basis of the Sparkasse is the Haspa statutes . In contrast to most other savings banks, it is not subject to a savings bank law , but as a stock corporation it is subject to the German stock corporation law . Organs of the Sparkasse are the management board , the supervisory board , the general meeting and various advisory boards . Haspa Finanzholding is the only shareholder .

The savings bank is divided into different central areas. This includes:

  • Private customers
  • Corporate banking
  • Private banking

It has around 200 branches and customer centers. Further competence centers are dedicated to business start-ups, complex real estate transactions and large customer business. Haspa operates a total of around 370 ATMs in the greater Hamburg area.

Hamburger Sparkasse AG also has stakes in the following companies:

  1. Haspa BGM - investment company for medium-sized companies
  2. GBP Company for company pension planning mbH
  3. Wincor Nixdorf Portavis GmbH
  4. Hanseatic Savings Banks and Giro Association

Business alignment

As a savings bank, Haspa operates the universal banking business . According to its own information, it is the market-leading bank in the Hamburg metropolitan region for private customers and medium-sized corporate customers.


Against the background of the end of the Napoleonic era and the reorganization of political conditions in Europe by the Congress of Vienna , the "Hamburger Sparcasse von 1827" was founded by Hamburg citizens on the initiative of Senator Amandus Augustus Abendroth . In the spirit of Hanseatic merchants, this was done without any contribution from the city. Surprisingly, it was soon found that not only the financially disadvantaged population invested their money, but also business people, craftsmen and other tradespeople appeared. This showed that the population had independently modified the original concept of a “poor savings bank”.

In the first few years, a business policy was pursued under the slogan “Sparkasse for the smallest amounts”, the primary goal of which was limited to deposits of 8 to 30 Kurant-Marks (at that time the common Hamburg currency), which earned interest at 3⅛ percent. The business was initially modest with two paid employees (bookkeeper and messenger) and six volunteers who were responsible for the deposits and withdrawals. The spatial presence was initially limited to two furnished offices: one each in the town house and one in the Eimbeck house .

From 1847 to 1848, the Hamburg architects Hermann Peter Fersenfeldt and Carl Friedrich Reichardt built today's Sparkasse building, which was initially used as the Reichsbank headquarters, at Adolphsplatz 2 in Hamburg, directly opposite the Hamburg Stock Exchange .

A special turning point for the then young Sparkasse occurred in 1864. Due to differences in the board of Haspa in connection with the abolition of the maximum deposit limit - now 60 marks - the two departed board members Rudolf Martin and FE Schlüter founded together with Senator Eduard Johns the " New Sparcasse from 1864 ".

This division lasted into the second half of the 20th century. It was not until 1968 that the first steps in the merger of the two savings banks, which took place in 1972, were finally taken, with the decisive efforts of the board spokesman Peter Mählmann . In contrast to the majority of savings banks in Germany under public law, the new “Hamburger Sparkasse” continued to be constituted as a “ legal person under old Hamburg law ”, ie as a private savings bank .

An important step in the development of Haspa in the 1980s came with the end of the so-called savings bank war between Haspa and the state of Schleswig-Holstein. This particularly concerned a conflict in which the Hamburger Sparkasse was prohibited from opening further branches in the communities in Schleswig-Holstein bordering Hamburg. This legal dispute went up to the Federal Administrative Court on a legal level . This highest authority gave Haspa the right: it is allowed to open branches in the Hamburg area.

On June 16, 2003, on the 176th day of its foundation, Haspa made the last major change to date. On this day, the banking operations of Hamburger Sparkasse were transferred to a stock corporation and the company under old Hamburg law was renamed " Haspa Finanzholding ".

Web links

Commons : Hamburger Sparkasse  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Master data of the credit institute at the Deutsche Bundesbank
  2. Haspa's company profile
  4. Sparkasse Ranking List 2018
  5. Haspa company profile [1]
  6. cf. Organigram Haspa-Finanzholding ( Memento of the original dated May 21, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  7. List of cultural monuments in the Hamburg district of Hamburg-Mitte , accessed on January 20, 2013
  8. two photos , accessed on January 20, 2013
  9. Archive link ( Memento of the original dated August 23, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

Coordinates: 53 ° 32 ′ 56.3 "  N , 9 ° 59 ′ 27.6"  E