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About Swedbank

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Swedbank's roots are firmly planted in the history of Sweden’s savings banks and the cooperative agricultural bank tradition. We have relationships with about seven million private customers and more than 500,000 corporate customers. This makes us the bank with the most customers in Sweden and with a leading position in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

As a major bank, we are an important part of the financial system and play an important role in the local communities in which we are active. We are committed to a sound and sustainable financial development not only for our customers but also for society in general.

Our history in brief

We have helped our customers save and borrow for a better future for over 200 years. The world has changed and we have changed with it. However, the need for a responsible bank is just as great today as it was at the beginning of the 19th century.

The most important years

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We aspire to be a leading bank within sustainability. What is long-term sustainable is also long-term profitable for customers, business and society. We work to constantly broaden our customers' knowledge to enable them to make sustainable choices – private, corporate and institutional.

Societal engagement

We have a long tradition of helping people achieve a sound and sustainable financial situation. Through our own initiatives and with our partners, we educate youths about personal finance and entrepreneurship. Another of our priorities is contributing towards digital inclusion for more people in society.


We believe that our success as a bank is connected to helping society meet the social and environmental challenges of our times. We act on this in our customer service, our asset management, our credits and our product development, as well as in our own operations. We are determined to facilitate a climate transition that aligns with the Paris Agreement, and we will contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Human rights

We respect human rights throughout all our business functions: our employees, business relations and supplier engagements. We assess human rights risks in business relations, decisions and strategy, and seek to prevent and mitigate negative human rights impacts that are directly linked to our operations, products and services.


Everything Swedbank does should be characterised by transparency, trust and integrity. We take an active standpoint against all forms of corruption in all markets where we operate, and we work hard to detect and report suspected money-laundering and terrorist financing. The bank has stringent procedures in place to identify and understand risks of corruption in order to apply preventive measures.