Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.19 - Other monetary intermediation

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 October 2014
Employment effect (start)
15 October 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Belgian federal state owned banking and insurance group Belfius announced plans to cut 500 FTE jobs by the end of 2016. As announced, the measure will be on top of the previously announced restructuring envisaging 670 FTE job cuts for the period 2012-2016 aiming at reducing the total workforce to 4,775 employees. Previously in 2012 the total workforce was 5,445 staff. As reported the job reduction plan will be implemented via natural attrition.

Update, 15/01/2016: The original restructuring plan of November 2012 has been revised (again). Originally, 670 FTE jobs were to be removed by the end of 2016. However, as the bank is planning to develop its digital platform, some 140 jobs can be retained. Currently, the bank is still employing 4,590 employees, meaning ‘only’ 150 jobs (instead  of the originally planned 290 jobs) have to be cut by the end of 2016.


  • 14 October 2014: Het Laatste Nieuws
  • 14 October 2014: De Standaard
  • 4 January 2016: Le Soir


Eurofound (2014), Belfius, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 77683, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77683.