Profit from our experience. We are offering partnership and expertise since 1952.

AKA at a glance

Extensive market expertise and reliable risk management form the basis for success in export business. Since its establishment in 1952, AKA has been working on this as a powerful partner hand-in-hand with other banks and companies. Our joint goal is to ensure successful international export finance.

AKA offers its business partners optimum support in organising and managing their international trade finance transactions. With its focus on emerging markets, AKA covers risks in more than 70 countries.

Out of its strong domestic market, AKA has been pursuing a course of strategic expansion for a number of years in order to become a European trade finance institution. It is broadening its joint activities with European export credit agencies (ECAs). As a result, AKA is widening its funding base across the programs offered by European ECAs.

Key information about AKA


Find out more about AKA’s history – from its establishment in 1952 to the present day.


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Corporate governance

You can gain more information here about AKA’s shareholder banks, the Supervisory Board and its committees.


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AKA at a glance

Legal form: GmbH (originally incorporated as an AG)
Shareholders: 17 banks in Germany
Registered offices: Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Banking permit: AKA is subject to German banking supervision
Deposit guarantee fund: A member of the deposit guarantee fund of the
Federal Association of German Banks (BDB)
Equity*: EUR 308 million
CET1 capital*: EUR 308 million
Total assets*:  EUR 4.0 billion
Business volume*: EUR 5.6 billion
Employees (FTE)*: Ø 147

*As at: 31/12/2023

Beyond its operating business, the bank defines itself as a networking platform for discussing and developing questions of basic interest in the context of international trade finance.


Acting sustainably

Sustainable action is a central component of our values and we are committed to creating long-term values for customers, investors and society and aligning them with environmental and social aspects.

The central premise of our transformation activities is the incorporation of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the implementation of the requirements of the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement.

We are aware of the fundamental impact of our financial decisions and are applying a holistic approach to driving forward the transformation of the economy. We strive to align our business activities with global initiatives, support the sustainable transformation of our customers, offer innovative products and solutions and also contribute to climate and environmental protection and social equity with our own projects. Our financing activities in developing and emerging countries support living conditions at regional, national, European and global level in which prosperity is distributed as fairly as possible, ecosystems are preserved and social equity is promoted.

You can find out more about AKA in our magazine AKA Dialogue


Business reports

Here you can find all business reports of the last few years.

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In our download centre you can find all important AKA documents and papers.

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Our services

AKA is a specialised bank for international trade finance. It offers numerous possibilities for quickly and effectively widening the scope available to its business partners.

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Our cooperation

AKA is a specialised bank for international Trade Finance. For 70 years, it has been working in close and trustful cooperation with different market players.

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