Mizuho Financial Group announces intention to create Universal Bank in the EU region

October 20, 2023

Mizuho Financial Group announces intention to change its structure in the EU, through the creation of a Universal Bank, bringing together its Banking and Securities business in the region.

The new structure will ensure Mizuho can deliver the very best services to clients, aligned with its strategy.

Amsterdam based Mizuho Bank Europe N.V. which is the Banking hub in the EU, and Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH, the EU Securities hub based in Frankfurt, will merge in FY2025 subject to regulatory approval. Mizuho Bank Europe in Amsterdam will transition to a key hub for the new Universal Bank – with Frankfurt, Madrid and Paris becoming branches of MBE.

These changes have an impact on the footprint in the region with offices in Brussels, Dusseldorf, Milan, and Vienna due to close, subject to regulatory approval. Mizuho will continue to deliver the exceptional levels of service that its clients have come to expect, with a fully integrated corporate and investment banking proposition for all its EU clients.

Mizuho remains committed to the EU region and has full confidence in these structural changes which have clients’ needs at the core.

About Mizuho Bank Europe N.V.

Company name Mizuho Bank Europe N.V.
Address Atrium Amsterdam 3rd Floor, Strawinskylaan 3053, 1077 ZX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
CEO Shinsuke Kajiwara
Shareholder Mizuho Bank, Ltd.: 100%
Current network Head office in Amsterdam and branches in Vienna, Brussels and Madrid


About Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH

Company name Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH
Address Taunusturm, 34th Street, Taunustor 1, 60310 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
CEO Christoph Seibel

Mizuho International plc*: 100%

* 100% Subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Current network Head office in Frankfurt and branches in Paris and Madrid


For further information, contact:

Sara Fox
Chief of Staff for CEO Offices EMEA
Head of Corporate Affairs
[email protected]

Robert Jones
Communications & Brand, Mizuho EMEA
[email protected]

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