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Interessengemeinschaft Frankfurter Kreditinstitute (IFK)

The Interessengemeinschaft Frankfurter Kreditinstitute (IFK) represents the three pillars of the German banking industry: private banks as well as public and cooperative institutions. The IFK acts as a lobby group vis-à-vis the state legislature and the state's public authorities and the general public. Our main corporate task is the management of capital investments that are in the interest of the banking industry.


In addition, the IFK promotes financial science projects at Frankfurt universities, because teaching and research play an important role for the financial centre. We have been a partner of Goethe University for many years and regularly present 'IFK Awards' to the best graduates of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In 2021, we also sponsored diversity scholarships at the Frankfurt School for the first time.


Our social commitment in recent years has included, for example, our contributions to the Goethe Corona Fund and the children's and youth charity 'Die Arche'.


Strengthening the financial centre is an important concern for us. For this reason, we also supported Frankfurt's application as a location for the newly founded International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).


Interessengemeinschaft Frankfurter Kreditinstitute GmbH (IFK) 

Weißfrauenstraße 12-16

60311 Frankfurt am Main

Telefon +49 69 1748922-30


Together for a strong financial centre Frankfurt am Main

The IFK was founded in March 1949 as a self-help organisation of the banking industry in Frankfurt. All three pillars of the German banking industry are represented by the current eleven shareholders - private banks as well as public and cooperative institutions

  • Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main 
  • Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main 
  • Frankfurter Sparkasse AöR, Frankfurt am Main
  • ODDO BHF SE, Frankfurt am Main
  • DZ BANK AG, Frankfurt am Main 
  • Credit Suisse AG, Zürich
  • Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG, Frankfurt am Main (über FidesKapital Gesellschaft für Kapitalbeteiligungen mbH)
  • ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Frankfurt Branch
  • Frankfurter Volksbank RHEIN-MAIN eG
  • B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. AG, Frankfurt am Main
  • Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale, Frankfurt am Main 

Participations of the Interessengemeinschaft Frankfurter Kreditinstitute

WM Gruppe

Düsseldorfer Straße 16

60329 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: 069 / 27 32-0

Fax: 069 / 23 41 86

E-Mail: verlag@wmgruppe.de


Bürgschaftsbank Hessen GmbH

Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 9

65189 Wiesbaden

Tel.: (0611) 150 70

Fax: (0611) 150 72 2

E-Mail: info@bb-h.de