This chapter provides an introduction to banking in Germany. After an initial overview of the German banking market in Chapter 2.1, the three pillars of the German banking system are detailed in Chapter 2.2. Thereafter the universal banks' three main lines of business, which are the objects of experience in this study, are described in Chapter 2.3. Then Chapter 2.4 investigates the trends in the German banking industry before Chapter 2.5 summarizes the main findings on banking in Germany.


Total Asset Commercial Bank Private Banking Saving Bank Banking Institution 
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