Fokus Bank
Fokus Bank is a brand name for Danske Bank
Danske Bank
Danske Bank is a Danish bank. The name literally means "Danish Bank" It was founded 5 October 1871 as Den Danske Landmandsbank, Hypothek- og Vexelbank i Kjøbenhavn ....

's Norwegian
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 operation. Danske Bank
Danske Bank
Danske Bank is a Danish bank. The name literally means "Danish Bank" It was founded 5 October 1871 as Den Danske Landmandsbank, Hypothek- og Vexelbank i Kjøbenhavn ....

 has long been one of the largest banks in Scandinavia
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Fokus Bank has 41 local branches spread around all of Norway. The main office is in Trondheim
Trondheim , historically, Nidaros and Trondhjem, is a city and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. With a population of 173,486, it is the third most populous municipality and city in the country, although the fourth largest metropolitan area. It is the administrative centre of...

 and the bank employs approximately 1,000 workers. The bank has 210,000 private customers and 15,000 business customers.

The bank has two subsidiaries:
  • Danske Capital AS manages money market
    Money market
    The money market is a component of the financial markets for assets involved in short-term borrowing and lending with original maturities of one year or shorter time frames. Trading in the money markets involves Treasury bills, commercial paper, bankers' acceptances, certificates of deposit,...

    , obligation
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     and mutual fund
    Mutual fund
    A mutual fund is a professionally managed type of collective investment scheme that pools money from many investors to buy stocks, bonds, short-term money market instruments, and/or other securities.- Overview :...

    s with the brand name Danske Invest.
  • The real estate
    Real estate
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     agent Fokus Krogsveen AS, branded as Krogsveen.


The banks that made up Fokus Bank were all incorporated between 1868 and 1932.

Fokus Bank is the result of merge between of all together seven regional banks in Norway and was noted on Oslo Stock Exchange
Oslo Stock Exchange
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. The merger was between Buskerudbanken, Bøndernes Bank, Forretningsbanken, Vestlandsbanken
Vestlandsbanken was a bank based in Bergen, Norway. It was established in 1926 and explicitly did all its business in Nynorsk. In 1975, it merged with the Oslo-based Oslo Nye Sparebank, also it a Nynorsk-bank. In 1987, Vestlandsbanken merged with Bøndernes Bank, Forretningsbanken and Buskerudbanken...

 in 1987 and with Tromsbanken (1990), Rogalandsbanken (1991) and Samvirkebanken (1993). In 1999 it was acquired by Danske Bank, and became part of the Danske Bank Corporation on May 7, 1999.

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