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Spuerkeess wins "The Best Bank in Luxembourg for 2024" May 2024

We are pleased to announce that  Spuerkeess has been awarded "Best Bank in Luxembourg for 2024". 

Spuerkeess, the winner in Luxembourg for the third time, has been wholly owned by the State of Luxembourg since its foundation in 1856. Today, Spuerkeess is the market leader for retail banking services in Luxembourg, with a 47.3% overall market share and a 51% share of the domestic mortgage market. The bank reported a semi-annual net profit of €220 million, up 24.4% compared with first half of 2022. Its strong capital buffers are reflected in a CET1 ratio of 22%. As part of its internal transformation program, the bank announced this year a new partnership with Euroclear’s funds platform to centralise its funds’ distribution and execution services.

Best mobile application in Luxembourg October 2023

Sia Consulting launched its study on the digital maturity of banking applications in which it compared the mobile applications of 150 banks in 19 countries. We are pleased to announce that Spuerkeess is placed 27th.

Roger Krämer, Senior Vice President Head of Innovation and Project Management: "To be placed as best bank in Luxembourg and to be classified as one of the top 30 banks worldwide is very satisfying and most certainly thanks to the excellent performance of our teams. The challenge for the next few years is to be among the best and to offer our customers an even better digital service."

Responsbile Investment February 2024

As signatory of the PRI 2023 reporting, we are proud to announce that Spuerkeess AM has obtained better than average ratings on our ESG processes.Find more information here: Rapport d'évaluation - PRI 2023.pdf (spuerkeess.lu)

Spuerkeess is "Best Bank Sustainable Finance in Luxembourg for 2024" February 2024

We are pleased to announce that  Spuerkeess has been awarded "Best Bank Sustainable Finance in Luxembourg for 2024". 

"Despite high inflation and difficult market conditions, Luxembourg’s Spuerkeess continues to provide support for its clients in transitioning to sustainable practices. Spuerkees has partnered with several institutions in 2023 further enhancing its offerings to clients and its collaboration with LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology) enables risk mapping for future climate change projections for the benefit of all citizens of Luxembourg.", Global Finance. 

Spuerkeess labeled “Socially Responsible Company” January 2024

We are delighted to announce that the National Institute for Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility (INDR) of the Union of Luxembourg Companies (UEL) has once again awarded our Bank the label of “Socially Responsible Company – ESR” . Thus, Spuerkeess meets the criteria of the INDR labeling process, in the areas of strategy, governance, social and environment.

diego: New privileged partnership for the energy transition October 2023

With “Diego” we have found a reliable partner for all aspects regarding photovoltaics. While "Diego" helps you plan and install a high-quality system, at Spuerkeess, we assist you with the financing and free state aid simulations.

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Pacte national Entreprises et droits de l'Homme September 2023

Spuerkeess has subscribed to the "Pacte national Entreprises et droits de l'Homme". By adhering to this pact, we are determined to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles relating to human rights within our Bank and our economic value chain.

GRI certification July 2023

We are proud to announce that our colleague Inès Kharroubi has obtained her GRI certification. The GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) provides the most widely used reporting standards in the world. As such, Inès is formally qualified to assist our ESG teams in complying with the GRI G4 guidelines, ensuring accurate and transparent sustainable development reports.

Spuerkeess receives the Randstad Employer Brand Research 2023 award June 2023

We are proud to announce that Spuerkeess has won the 2023 Randstad Employer Brand Research award. 1500 participants aged 18 to 65 years old deem that Spuerkeess is the best employer in the country.  

Spuerkeess joins Greenworlder's Partner Program June 2023

Spuerkeess joins Greenworlder's Partner Program, thus enabling the launch of a new social media platform for sustainability experts and lovers. The objective of the start-up is to bring together like-minded people from across the world by offering a space for discussion. 

Spuerkeess and Uni.lu launch partnership on Decentralised Finance December 2022

The partnership represents a deep dive into innovative financial technology (FinTech) in a way that no other bank in Luxembourg has committed to at this time. 

“Spuerkeess contributes to practical research and invests in a technology that is redefining the world of finance. We do so, by studying and experimenting with practical use cases for our Bank and the Financial Centre," states Françoise Thoma, Chief Executive Officer of Spuerkeess. 

Third Anniversary: Principles for Responsible Banking September 2022

Principles for responsible banking: 3 years already! As a member of this global community, we are leading the way in integrating sustainability into all our banking activities to ensure a positive contribution for people and the planet. Today marks the third anniversary of these principles and we are proud to have been part of the initiative from the start. Our efforts demonstrate our commitment to our responsible banking strategy and practices, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Join us in celebrating this important occasion and watch the video of our CEO Françoise Thoma and our Head of Sustainability Rodolphe Belli, who talk about our actions.

Spuerkeess joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) September 2022

The PCAF enables us to align with a standard for reporting greenhouse gas emissions associated with loans or investments. Thus, Spuerkeess is committed to publishing greenhouse gas emissions of its credit portfolio by the end of 2023 at the latest.

Spuerkeess wins "Sustainable Finance Awards 2022" June 2022

We are proud to have been voted "Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in Luxembourg 2022" by renowned magazine "Global Finance". The award was received by our Senior Vice President Rudi Belli on behalf of Spuerkeess.

Spuerkeess joins "Net-Zero Banking Alliance" October 2021

Spuerkeess is the first Luxembourg bank to join the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) of the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative ( UNEP-FI). The common goal of the banking alliance is to to align loan and investment portfolios to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier.