SEB has signed an agreement to acquire DnB NOR's retail customer mortgage loan portfolio in Sweden. The agreement covers around 5.000 customers and a mortgage lending volume of approximately SEK 7bn.
"DnB NOR has decided to discontinue its mortgage lending business in Sweden. SEB can solve these customers' needs of financing their housing. And beeing a universal bank SEB can also meet other banking needs for the customers, such as saving in a broad perspective and financial advicing," says Mats Torstendahl, Head of SEB Retail Banking.
The mortgage loan portfolia transferres to SEB as of today. The customers will gradually be transfered to SEB over a period of three months.
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