Trusted partner in internationalisation

at Hamburger Sparkasse AG


With over 5,000 employees and approximately 140 branch offices, Hamburger Sparkasse (Haspa) is Germany’s largest savings bank. As daily business has become increasingly international over recent years, with new regulations from the European Central Bank and a rise in overseas clients currently living in Hamburg, the bank wanted to ensure that its employees keep up with the times. Haspa therefore asked the Hanseatische Sparkassenakademie (Hanseatic Sparkasse Academy) to enlist a trusted partner to help develop its employees’ international communication skills. And that’s when EnglishBusiness stepped in. As an official partner, EnglishBusiness, together with the Hanseatische Sparkassenakademie, offers a range of face-to-face English courses, at times combined with eLearning, as well as communication seminars in English that focus on developing soft skills. Haspa is therefore able to develop the languages skills of its employees accordingly and across the departments, whether it’s legal English for the Compliance Department, financial English for the branch offices or marketing and sales English for product development. EnglishBusiness is on hand to make sure that this aspect of the internationalisation process goes smoothly.

“Since 2015, EnglishBusiness has been a trusted partner of ours, delivering and promoting a range of one-on-one and group courses. EnglishBusiness can best be described as having a reliable and straightforward approach to work and flexible employees and trainers. In fact, the collaboration has developed so positively and with such mutual trust that even alongside all our professional endeavours we can still find time for a friendly chat. We love working with EnglishBusiness.”

Christian Albers, Head of Compliance, Hamburger Sparkasse AG