The bank that makes your money work for people
The GLS Bank was the first social and ecological bank in Germany. GLS stands for "Gemeinschaftsbank für Leihen und Schenken", which translates as "community bank for loans and gifts". The bank was founded in 1974. With your money we can support a variety of projects and businesses like independent schools and kindergartens, organic farms, institutions using therapeutic pedagogy, nursing homes, projects for the unemployed, health-food stores and communal living projects, as well as sustainable businesses.
Do you know what happens with your money?
Withdraw cash free from any fees from all cooperative banks and savings banks. Do your banking transactions at any time online, via phone or even on the move, with the GLS app. Find your closest cash machine.
GLS Bank equity funds
Our investment philosophy: long-term and global equity investments in sustainable companies. We follow a fair cost structure.
Help shape the Bank’s future and receive an annual return of one to three percent. (In accordance to resolution of annual general meeting)
Of course, we also offer all other services you would expect a modern bank to offer.
It is easy to open an account
Our team will be pleased to assist you.
+49 234 5797 100
Monday to Thursday from 08:30 to 19:00 hours
and Friday from 08:30 - 16:00 hours
You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to meet us in person come to one of our German branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Bochum, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, München, Freiburg.