Provinsbanken was Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

's fifth-largest bank
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 in 1990 when it merged with Den Danske Bank and Handelsbanken (not affiliated with the Swedish Handelsbanken
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). Provinsbanken dates back to 1846, when Fyens Disconto Kasse was established by a group of Odense
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merchants under the leadership of Lorentz Bierfreund. It was the country's first private bank. Source: Den Danske Bank
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