Activities of cooperatives (

This service 'Activities of cooperatives' is not coverd by the EU Service Directive.

For this service there are no further information available. The use of Points of Single Contact is not provided. For questions about a specific formality (approval or notification), please contact the responsible authority directly. The formalities relating to different subjects you will find under Formalities by subjects. If you select a formality, contact details of the responsible authority will be displayed. General information are available from the Servicestelle der Bayerischen Staatsregierung.

This service includes:

  • Institutions affiliated with the regional and trade associations of the Federal Association of German Credit Unions and Rural Banking Cooperatives (Bundesverband der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken e.V.) which perform the usual banking transactions primarily with their members, but also with everybody else. Institutions operated nearly exclusively under the legal form of a registered cooperative, including some other credit institutions operating under a different legal form. Referred to as commercial credit cooperatives, cooperative banks, Raiffeisen cooperative banks, Raiffeisen savings banks, savings and loan cooperatives, savings and loan banks, civil servants’ banks, bank corporations, mortgage banks.

This service does not include:

  • Granting of residential mortgage loans by special-purpose institutions which do not collect deposits (see 64.92.1)
  • Processing and accounting of credit card transactions (see 66.19.0)

Source: Statistisches Bundesamt

  • Beamtenbanken (Kreditgenossenschaften)
  • Darlehenskassen (Kreditgenossenschaften)
  • Deutsche Genossenschaftsbank
  • Genossenschaftliche Zentralbanken
  • Genossenschaftsbanken
  • Kreditgenossenschaften
  • Raiffeisenbanken
  • Spar- und Darlehenskassen (Kreditgenossenschaften)
  • Zentralbanken, genossenschaftliche