Profit from our experience. We are offering partnership and expertise since 1952.
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 sees good chances for its growth path 2019, although the market conditions remain challenging. One of the background aspects: The AKA loan portfolio is distributed among a large number of countries and regions and cooperating with many German and international banks is helping to create a broader diversification.

AKA at a glance

Legal form: GmbH (originally incorporated as an AG)
Shareholders: 17 banks in Germany
Registered offices: Frankfurt am Main
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) – the guarantee limit is currently EUR 48.42 million
Equity: EUR 250.0 million
including Tier 1 capital of: EUR 234 million
Total assets in 2018:  EUR 3.2 billion
Business volumes: EUR 4.9 billion
Employees: 125


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.


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 more than 65 years, it has been working in close and trustful cooperation with different market players.

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