DNB ASA history, profile and corporate video
DNB ASA (formerly DnB NOR ASA) is a Norway financial services group headquartered in Oslo, Norway. It can trace its roots back to 1822 when Christiania Sparebank was established.
The present corporation was created in 2003 through the merger of two banks Den norske Bank (DnB) and Gjensidige NOR. At that time, the company adopted the name DnB NOR ASA, but changed its legal name and brand to DNB ASA in November 2011.
Den norske Bank (DnB)
DnB was a Norwegian bank founded through a merger between Bergen Bank and Den norske Creditbank in 1990.
In 1996, DnB bought Vital Forsikring and later merged with Postbanken, in 1999.
Gjensidige NOR was a Norwegian bank and insurance company that was founded when the two savings banks Sparebanken NOR (bank) and Gjensidige (insurance) were merged in 1999.
The Group offers a wide range of financial services, including loans, savings, advisory services, insurance and pension products for retail and corporate customers.
With more than 9 000 employees, DNB ASA is considered one of Norway’s largest financial services groups, as well as one of Norway’s largest asset management companies, one of Norway’s leading investment banks and one of Norway’s largest real estate brokers. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and ”www.dnb.no/en”.
**Video published on YouTube by “DNB“.