History

Today's ABN AMRO was created from a merger with Fortis Bank Nederland in July 2010 and offers a full range of products and services to retail, private, commercial and merchant banking clients. We build long-term, sustainable relationships with our clients in order to best serve their interests and are continuously strengthening our moderate risk profile. We have a sound balance sheet, limited trading and investment activities and a good capital and liquidity position. We have a strong presence in the Netherlands in all our business activities.

Our international growth businesses are Private Banking, Energy, Commodities & Transportation (ECT), Clearing and Asset Based Finance. Headquartered in Amsterdam, ABN AMRO has over 22,000 employees based in 21 countries and territories.

The local roots of ABN AMRO go back more than 150 years:

De Twentsche Bank - a predecessor of ABN AMRO, opened a branch in London as early as 1858 because of its major role in foreign exchange dealing.

1974 - Pierson, Heldring & Pierson was established in the UK. 

1975 - Bank Mees & Hope N.V. opened its branch in London. 

1977 - Amro Bank opened its first branch in London. ABN AMRO Commercial Finance, previously known as Venture Finance PLC, has been a part of ABN AMRO since 1992. 

2007 - The activities of ABN AMRO in the UK were in large part absorbed by The Royal Bank of Scotland as part of a consortium (with i.a. Fortis Bank). 

2010 - ABN AMRO and Fortis Bank Nederland merged and the remaining activities of FBN (Markets and Clearing) were rebranded as ABN AMRO.