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Reisebank AG
HeadquartersFrankfurt, Germany
Revenue9.0 million (2018)[1]
Total assets€ 131.3 million (2018)[1]
Number of employees
613 (2018)[1]
ParentDZ Bank

ReiseBank AG is a bank specializing in foreign currency dealing, precious metals and travel payment business (including traveler's checks), which is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of DZ Bank and part of the cooperative financial group.[2]


Reisebank Headquarters, Frankfurt

In 1996, Reisebank AG was created by outsourcing the foreign currency dealing business from Deutsche Verkehrs-Kredit-Bank (DVB). The bureau de change of DVB, which were mainly at larger stations, were converted to bank branches. As part of the restructuring of Deutsche Verkehrs-Kredit-Bank (DVB) and its subsidiaries, Reisebank was sold to DZ Bank as of 1 January 2004, and thus integrated into the cooperative financial network with over 1.200 cooperative banks.[3]

As of 31 December 2014, the bank had 93 offices and 300 own ATMs in airports, train stations, large bus terminals, border crossings, and downtown locations.[4]


In addition to its own business, Reisebank also supplies currencies, precious metals and traveler's checks for commercial banks, especially for cooperative banks. The international cash transfers that it performs as an agent of Western Union[5] and the operation of ATMs are other important business areas. In 2007, consideration was given to offering ATM servicing to others. Since 2005, the bank operates toll stations for Toll Collect. Thus, Reisebank is not a classic bank with lending and deposit business, but a special service provider among banks. Since February 2012, Reisebank has also offered its own rechargeable MasterCard,[6] which can be purchased and used directly at any branch office on presentation of an identity document or passport. Since January 2014, Reisebank offers precious metals, travel money and traveler's checks in its online shop.[3] Since the beginning of 2016, only the purchase of traveler's checks from American Express is possible, the sale of these has been discontinued.

Reisebank is a partner of Western Union.


  1. ^ a b c "Jahresabschluss zum Geschäftsjahr vom 01.01.2018 bis zum 31.12.2018". Bundesanzeiger. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Company Overview of ReiseBank AG". Bloomberg. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Geschichte 1996". DVB Bank. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Geldwechsel Basel". Cylex. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Western Union, ReiseBank AG". moneycake. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Reisebank Mastercard". ReiseBank. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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