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Welcome to Handelsbanken

A bank with a decentralised way of working and a strong local presence.

Who we are

Handelsbanken was formed in 1871 and is the oldest company on the Swedish stock exchange. Today, we are one of the world's strongest banks, with roots in local communities and trusting relationships. 

We operate on timeless values of trust and respect, for customers and colleagues. We aim to build lifelong relationships with our customers and to grow through their recommendation. We trust our branch teams to take all the decisions that matter to their customers, and to engage locally in the ways they find best.

We are more than 11,000 employees working in our home markets, branches and representative offices. More than 40 per cent are employed outside Sweden. In 2021, almost 40 per cent of all managers were women. 

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Follow the markets

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Follow Handelsbanken's Macro Research. On our research website you can follow our macro economic updates, find reports, market comments and forecasts. You will also find research and news letters.

The latest news 

Under the Press and media section, you will find the latest news and press releases, press contacts, our media bank, and information for media.

A variety of opportunities

We believe in trust and respect for the individual. Find out what that means and what it is like to work at Handelsbanken. Learn more about what career opportunities there are in the Group. 

Financial information

Read more about our financial performance, investor events and the Handelsbanken share. Here you will also find the Group's archive of recent reports and presentations.

A history of sustainable thinking

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Taking responsibility and looking to the long term have been our guiding values over many decades. Today sustainable thinking is integrated into our everyday work, as a bank, a business and an employer. We understand our responsibilities and the impact we have on society, the environment and the financial markets. And we work to make a positive difference wherever we can to the world around us. 

We have chosen to focus on six of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals which are related to our core business. We believe that through our operations, we have an ideal opportunity to contribute to achieving them.

Our branch network

The Bank’s home markets are Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and the UK, where we have extensive branch networks.

In addition, we are present in Luxembourg and the USA to support customers from our home markets.