1970 to 1989
|1970||Process of centralising headquarters in Frankfurt am Main begins.|
|1970/71||Streamlining in mortgage banking: Commerzbank acquires majority holdings of the Rheinische Hypothekenbank, Mannheim, and the Westdeutsche Bodenkreditanstalt, Cologne. The two merge in 1974.|
Down a new road in Europe: Commerzbank, Crédit Lyonnais and Banco di Roma sign cooperation agreements to form the Europartners group.
|1971||New York representative office converted into a branch, the first operative unit of a German bank in the US.|
Commerzbank share traded on Paris stock exchange.
|1972||Commerzbank introduces its four winds logo as part of a European cooperation campaign between banks.|
Number of customers rises to two million.
Stock-exchange listing in Vienna.
|1973||Branch opened in London.|
Commerzbank helps found the Europartners Bank (Nederland) N.V. in Amsterdam and holds a 60% stake.
Listed on stock exchange in Belgium and Switzerland.
Banco Hispano Americano, Madrid, joins the Europartners group.
|1974||New headquarters building in Frankfurt am Main completed.|
Commerzbank and Crédit Lyonnais branches in Saarland merged to form Commerz-Credit-Bank Aktiengesellschaft Europartner.
Branch opened in Chicago.
Commerzbank share traded in Luxembourg and Amsterdam.
|1975||Training centre opened in Glashütten near Frankfurt.|
First bearer bonds issued.
|1976||Commerzbank acquires a 50% holding in Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immobilien- und Anlage-Leasing mbH (DIL), Düsseldorf.|
Branch opened in Paris.
|1977||Advertising slogan 'Commerzbank. Die Bank an Ihrer Seite' launched.|
Domestic branch network restructured to form 40 main administrative units.
Branches opened in Brussels and Tokyo.
|1978||Branch opened in Antwerp.|
|1979||Branch opened in Hong Kong and agency in Atlanta.|
Subsidiary Commerzbank (South East Asia) Ltd. (COSEA), Singapore, starts operations.
Commerzbank a founder-member of Korea International Merchant Bank, Seoul.
|1980||Involved in nationwide introduction of viewdata system.|
Branch opened in Madrid.
|1980/82||High interest rates prompt Commerzbank not to pay a dividend.|
|1981||Commerzbank joins in inter-bank pilot project in Berlin and introduces first ATMs.|
Branch opened in Barcelona.
|1983||First German bank to offer corporate customers a world-wide cash management information system, known initially as ComCash and subsequently COBRA.|
|1984||New technical centre opened in Frankfurt am Main.|
Europartners Bank (Nederland) N.V. in Amsterdam acquired as full subsidiary, known as Commerzbank (Nederland) N.V.
Acquisition of a 10% stake in Banco Hispano Americano, Madrid.
Start of 'sun' advertising campaign.
|1985||Commerzbank issues first profit-sharing certificates.|
Commerzbank (Schweiz) AG established in Zurich; branch established in Geneva in 1988.
Branch opened in Los Angeles and Commerzbank U.S. Finance Inc., founded in Wilmington, Delaware.
|1986||Commerz International Capital Management GmbH (CICM) and Commerz-Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH founded in Frankfurt am Main as part of the bank's investment banking development.|
Stock-exchange listing in Tokyo.
|1987||Commerzbank and four other German banks establish the international cash-management system WORLD-CASH.|
Commerzbank Fonds-Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH becomes Commerzbank Investment Management Gesellschaft mbH.
Commerz Unternehmensbeteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft founded in Frankfurt am Main, and Commerz Securities (Japan) Company Ltd., in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
|1988||Allfinanz alliance established (one-stop finance), with Commerzbank acquiring 40 % of Leonberger Bausparkasse AG.|
ADIG-Investment Luxemburg S.A. founded in Luxembourg, Commerzbank with a 37.5% holding.
EuroPartners Securities Corporation in New York, a Commerzbank holding since 1971, becomes a full subsidiary renamed Commerzbank Capital Markets Corporation.
Following restructuring of the Brazilian Unibanco group, Commerzbank acquires a 10 % stake.
|1989||Commerzbank has over three million customers with more than six million accounts.|
Starts marketing its COMMERZBANK EUROCARD and COMMERZBANK EUROCARD GOLD.
Cooperation agreement with DBV + Partner Versicherungen, Wiesbaden.
Acquires 25% share in management consultants Baumgartner und Partner.
The new CICM (Ireland) Ltd., Dublin, launches individual investment funds in accordance with Irish law.
Holding in Deutsche Schiffsbank AG, Bremen/Hamburg, acquired.
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