The Association’s aims

The VAB focus on representing the interests of foreign banks, funds and other financial services institutions in Germany concerning specific topics and issues involving the German legislature, including the Deutsche Bundestag, the government and the sectorial ministries, the European Commission and European Parliament as well as supranational institutions. Furthermore, VAB is the link between its members to several supervisory authorities and the administration, i.e. the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin), the Deutsche Bundesbank, the tax authorities and further authorities at the federal and local level.

VAB advises by supplying economical and judicial know-how and especially offers the view from abroad to the German Financial Market by informing the headquarters view of its members concerning the current topics in Germany. VAB is the contact for members of parliament, ministries, administration and the media as well as for the public.

Additionally, VAB considers itself as a service provider for its members. It is equally the contact and advisor on policy issues and offers a well-connected network.

Therefore, the range of services of VAB comprises the following services:

The Association of Foreign Banks in Germany

Weißfrauenstr. 12-16
60311 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 975850 0
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