Internal restructuring
Baden-W├╝rttemberg; Stuttgart; Stuttgart
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.1 - Monetary intermediation

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 April 2016
Employment effect (start)
12 April 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Landesbank Baden-Wuerrtemberg (LBBW) announced to cut 1,000 jobs within the next four years. The bank wants to improve quality and efficiency. Mostly affected are the areas of retail banking and credit processing. In each branch about 500 jobs will be cut. Redundancies are due to high costs of regulation, digitisation and historically low interest rates. Therefore, LBBW will invest 400 million Euro in the expansion of digital offering. Currently, the Cost-Income-Ratio amounts 70.9 percent whereas the bank wants to reach a figure below 60 percent.

The management emphasises the importance of socially acceptable redundancies. Employees can opt for retirement or move to a transition company and a total of 35 million Euro are provided for severance payments.

Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg, headquartered in Stuttgart, currently employs 11,120 employees.


  • 13 April 2016: Stuttgarter Zeitung
  • 12 April 2016: Stuttgarter Nachrichten (online)


Eurofound (2016), Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 86987, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86987.