KfW Banking Group (KfW Bankengruppe, KfW) is a German government-owned development bank designed to assist developing countries and the German economy. Its name originally comes from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, meaning Reconstruction Credit Institute.
The bank lends to small and midsized German businesses and buys securitized small and midsized business loan portfolios from German banks in order to keep that area of lending robust. KfW also provides funds for housing, infrastructure, environmental protection and preservation, and venture capital. The Bank is involved in funding telecommunications, transportation, energy infrastructure, and industrial projects around the world.
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No more queues in front of ATMs - 23.01.2013 Reduced transaction duration is an important issue for customer satisfaction and for efficient use of Banking channels, especially at ATMs. Every measure taken to fasten cash withdrawals, most widespread used ATM transaction, is beneficial to both customers and banks.
Swiss bank Wegelin & Co. to close after US tax evasion fine - 04.01.2013 Switzerland's oldest bank is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes. Wegelin & Co., which was established in 1741, has also agreed to pay $57.8 million in fines to US authorities. Source: BBC
Banks seen shrinking for good as lay-offs near 160,000 - 16.11.2012 Major banks have announced some 160,000 job cuts since early last year and with more lay-offs to come as the industry restructures, many will leave the shrinking sector for good as redundancies outpace new hires by roughly two-to-one. Source: Reuters
Suntech will extend banking system at Nordea Bank Poland S.A. - 09.10.2012 Polish based company Suntech S.A. has entered into an agreement with Nordea Bank Poland S.A. to extend the corporate banking system eConnect. Expansion of existing application will increase its usability, making it one of the most innovative solutions in its class on the market. Source: Suntech