Commerzbank to lose 1.7 million clients by 2024 - Welt am Sonntag
Commerzbank expects to lose 1.7 million customers by 2024 as part of its current restructuring, resulting in a 300 million euro ($364 million) hit to revenue, weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, citing sources close to the bank.
It also didn’t say if any specific category of client was most likely to be lost.Commerzbank declined to comment.According to the bank’s website it serves around 11.6 million private and small-business customers in Germany and more than 70,000 corporate and other institutional clients worldwide, so the reported loss of customers would suggest a drop of around 15%.
The bank earlier this month reported a $3.3 billion fourth-quarter loss, sinking further into the red as it continued a major restructuring and dealt with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.The bank’s restructuring plan involves cutting 10,000 jobs and closing hundreds of branches in the hope it can remain independent.
($1=0.8253 euros)Reporting by Christoph Steitz and Tom Sims; Editing by David Holmes Read more: Reuters Top News »
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