Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Bremen, Oldenburg
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.1 - Monetary intermediation

340 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
9 January 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


On 9 January 2017, financial service provider Bremer Landesbank announced to cut around 200 jobs within the next three years. The management gave notice that the restructuring concept will be completed within the next six months. The bank is trying to implement the job cuts in a socially acceptable manner.

Bremer Landesbank is struggling due to non-­performing loans of the shipping industry and the bank was taken over by NordLB in the beginning of 2017. Bremer Landesbank employs around 1,150 employees at the moment and is located in the area of Bremen and Oldenburg.

UPDATE 8 September 2017

As announced on 8 September 2017, a week after the legal finalisation of the takeover by NordLB, Bremer Landesbank will be cutting 340 jobs. 310 jobs will be cut in Bremen and 30 jobs in Oldenburg.

Currently Bremer Landesbank has 800 employees in Bremen and 350 employees in Oldenburg.

The brand Bremer Landesbank will continue to exist and will keep supporting cultural events in Bremen such as the Bremer music festival.


  • 9 January 2017: Süddeutsche Zeitung (Print)
  • 9 January 2017: Handelsblatt
  • 10 January 2017: Die Welt (online)
  • 8 September 2017: Weser Kurier Online


Eurofound (2017), Bremer Landesbank, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 89742, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89742.