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How we came to be

DEGIRO B.V. was founded in Amsterdam on June 3rd, 2009. In 2020, over a decade later, the Dutch DEGIRO B.V. was bought by the German flatex AG. In May of 2021, the two companies officially merged, becoming flatexDEGIRO Bank AG. flatexDEGIRO Bank AG still operates as two separate brokers in their respective marketplaces under their brand names flatex and DEGIRO. The merger allowed us to combine our experience and expertise and grow to be Europe's leading broker.

Internal and external supervision


To ensure comprehensive oversight of our operations, we have implemented a governance structure consisting of three tiers.

First and foremost, the Dutch Branch of the flatexDEGIRO Bank has its own Branch Management. The Branch Management consists of three Branch Managers and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of DEGIRO. Within the Branch Management team, there is a clear division of responsibilities, with each of the Branch Managers having their own focus points.

DEGIRO’s Branch Management reports to Frank Niehage in his function as CEO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG. The Board of Directors of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG is responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term strategy setting of the company. When it comes to setting the strategy of DEGIRO, the Board of Directors works in close cooperation with the Branch Management.

Finally, the Board of Directors is overseen by the bank’s Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board is responsible for supervising and advising the Board of Directors.


flatexDEGIRO Bank Dutch Branch, trading under the name DEGIRO, is the Dutch branch of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG. flatexDEGIRO Bank AG is primarily supervised by the German financial regulator (BaFin). In the Netherlands, flatexDEGIRO Bank Dutch Branch is registered with DNB and supervised by AFM and DNB.

See our registration in DNB’s public registry here.

Branch Management DEGIRO

Stefan Armbruster

Stefan Armbruster

Branch Manager - Brokerage

Stefan is responsible for operations and brokerage.

Before joining the Dutch branch of DEGIRO as a Branch Manager, Stefan was and still currently is the Managing Director and Co-Head B2C at flatexDEGIRO Bank AG. Stefan possesses signatory powers on behalf of the bank. He mainly focuses on the commercial development of product partnerships, product offerings and the client Service Desk.

Prior to joining the flatexDEGIRO group, Stefan was a Board Member of Bank Vontobel Europe AG, Global Co-Head Retail Structured Products at Deutsche Bank AG and Director Structured Products at ABN AMRO Bank AG, among other positions.

Frans Kuijlaars

Frans Kuijlaars

Branch Manager – Customer Service

Frans focuses on customer service.

Frans joined the flatexDEGIRO group as Country Manager for the Netherlands at flatexDEGIRO Bank AG. During his career, Frans gained significant experience as a banker, specialising in solutions for structured products and retail banking. He has held various positions at ABN AMRO, RBS and BNP Paribas, among others.

Giscard Monod de Froideville

Giscard Monod de Froideville

Branch Manager – Commercial

Giscard focuses on the Marketing and Communications strategy for the 15 European marketplaces that DEGIRO operates in, as well as acting as CMO.

Giscard started off at DEGIRO as a freelance International Brand Strategy & Marketing Consultant and later joined full time as the Global Head of Marketing. Giscard has gained significant marketing experience either as a consultant or leading marketing teams for various companies, such as Bunq, Yearn and

flatexDEGIRO Bank AG Board of Directors

Frank Niehage

Frank Niehage

CEO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG and flatexDEGIRO AG

In addition to being CEO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG, Frank is the CEO of the holding company flatexDEGIRO AG.

Frank has vast experience across all segments of retail and commercial banking, working as Managing Director at Goldman Sachs until August 2014 when he joined flatexDEGIRO. In previous positions, he was instrumental in the growth of Bank Sarasin AG as CEO in Germany.

During his career, Frank served in various senior positions at Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, UBS and international law firm Beiten Burkhardt, both in Germany and internationally, especially in Asia.

Frank is an attorney at law in Germany and has received his Master of Laws majoring in International Economics from the University of Houston Law Center.

Dr. Matthias Heinrich

Dr. Matthias Heinrich

CRO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG

Dr. Matthias Heinrich joined flatexDEGIRO Bank AG with approximately 30 years of operational experience in the European banking sector, including 10 years as member of the Management Board of Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark AG, Austria and as Managing Director of EIS Einlagensicherungsbank GmbH, Germany. Prior to this, Matthias held various risk related management positions in the financial industry, including at Banco Santander, Spain, HypoVereinsbank, Germany and Dresdner Bank Lateinamerika, Germany.

Steffen A. Jentsch

Steffen A. Jentsch

CPPO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG

Steffen has extensive experience in financial services, consulting and IT.

He previously served as a Member of the Board of Directors for Fiducia & GAD IT and Atruvia AG before joining the flatexDEGIRO group in 2017. Steffen has extensive management experience at various companies such as BearingPoint, KPMG and Helaba.

Benon Z. Janos

Dr. Benon Z. Janos

CFO of flatexDEGIRO AG and flatexDEGIRO Bank AG

Benon joined the flatexDEGIRO group in 2016 and currently serves as the CFO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG.

Among other positions, Benon has served as a Supervisory Board Member for fixed income-focused investment Boutique Nord IX and as Managing Director within the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs.

Benon holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Stephan Simmang

Stephan Simmang

CTO of flatexDEGIRO AG and flatexDEGIRO Bank AG

Stephan is the flatexDEGIRO group CTO and Head of IT for DEGIRO.

Before joining the flatexDEGIRO group in 2016, Stephan worked at Goldman Sachs for nearly 20 years in several roles, including Executive Director Banking Divisional Systems. Stephan has a background in Electrical Engineering, obtaining a Masters in this field at RWTH Aachen University, whilst simultaneously running his own IT consultancy business.

Jens Möbitz

Jens Möbitz

Operational Customer Functions and the Treasury for flatexDEGIRO Bank AG

Jens is responsible for the Bank’s operational client functions (front-, middle- and back-office), including the processing of securities as well as conducting treasury operations within the bank’s Management Board. The addition of Jens to the Management Board bolsters our corporate governance and improves the overall organisational setup.

For the previous 20 years, Jens has had various management roles within the flatexDEGIRO Group. Throughout that time, Jens has greatly contributed towards the professionalisation of ongoing business operations in a dynamic growth environment. Jens has played an important role in forming the operational integration of DEGIRO into the Group’s processes and leveraging the resulting synergies.

flatexDEGIRO Bank AG Supervisory Board

Martin Korbmacher

Martin Korbmacher

Chairman of the Bank Supervisory Board

After finishing his studies of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, Martin started his career in 1991 at JP Morgan where he served as Head of Trading before joining Dresdner Kleinwort in 1997 as Global Head of Fixed Income Trading. He later became the Global Head of Equites in 2000.

In 2005, Martin took over as Head of the Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse for Germany and Austria and played a key role in the successful growth of the business activities.

He later founded Event Horizon Capital & Advisory in 2011 and has been advising multiple companies in corporate finance and innovation. Since 2014, Martin is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of flatexDEGIRO AG and since 2017 also of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG.

Stefan Müller

Stefan Müller

Member of the Bank Supervisory Board

Stefan started his banking career in 1985 with Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank (today: HVB, subsidiary of UniCredit) and went through different roles, including positions in the securities and private banking business. In 2002, he joined the former flatex Holding AG and became member of the board until 2014.

Today, he is the general representative of Börsenmedien AG, one of the leading financial media companies in Germany, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of flatexDEGIRO AG and member of the Supervisory Board of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG.

Aygül Ōzkan

Aygül Ōzkan

Member of the Bank Supervisory Board

Aygül is Managing Director of the German Property Federation (ZIA) and represents the leading association of the real estate industry in a wide range of political and business-oriented bodies.

From 2014 to 2020, she was Managing Director and member of the Management Group Germany at Deutsche Bank PCC Services GmbH and Deutsche Bank Kredit Service GmbH. Previously, Aygül was Minister for Social Affairs, Women, Family, Health, Construction and Integration in Lower Saxony (2010-2013) and in 2014, a member of the Lower Saxony state parliament.

Aygül has been a member of the supervisory board of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG since 2022.

Stefan Müller

Britta Lehfeldt

Member of the Bank Supervisory Board

Britta has been a member of the Supervisory Board of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG since June 2023.

Britta, with a degree in Economics (from the University of Giessen), forged a 20-year career at Deutsche Bank AG, progressing from operational roles to becoming a board member. As a Management Board member, she oversaw critical areas such as human resources, legal affairs, compliance and crisis management. In her final role at Deutsche Bank, she was COO from January 2020 and managed all commercial and procedural aspects of the IT business area. Her departure in mid-2021 marked the end of a successful and impactful chapter at Deutsche Bank. Throughout her tenure, Britta held significant mandates on supervisory and advisory boards, showcasing her influential presence in the financial sector.

Aygül Ōzkan

Herbert Seuling

Member of the Supervisory Board

Herbert, a Business Administration graduate from the University of Bamberg in 1983, became a tax consultant in 1987. In 1993, he joined Dr. Mehnert und Seuling Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, later founding C.P.A. Dr. Mehnert & Seuling GbR, a leading northern Bavarian consulting firm. As Managing Director of M & S Monitoring GmbH since 2019, he oversees its operations.

With over two decades of experience on the board of examiners for tax advisors, Herbert has been integral to the industry. Since 2016, he's been a key figure in advisory and supervisory roles. He has been on the Supervisory Board of flatexDEGIRO AG since 2016, chairing the Audit Committee since December 2021 and, since August 2022, he’s been the Chairman of the Joint Risk and Audit Committee and Member of the Remuneration Control Committee of flatexDEGIRO AG.

Vores historie

I 2013, lancerede DEGIRO sine online mæglertjenester i Holland. Siden da har DEGIRO udvidet sig til over 18 europæiske lande, så detailinvestorer kan drage fordel af en meget konkurrencedygtig kommissionsstruktur. Som et resultat er DEGIRO hurtigt blevet en af ​​de største mæglere i Europa.

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Continued growth

2021 has been an exciting year. Alongside unprecedented growth in our client base, we made significant enhancements to our platform and offerings. We added an extensive amount of financial data, such as ESG ratings and analyst views, began rolling out flatexDEGIRO Cash Accounts, a new solution of holding uninvested money, and increased our list of commission-free ETFs. Not to forget, the merger with flatex has been completed and we implemented trading on Tradegate Exchange.


Det næste kapitel

I 2020 gik vi sammen med flatex AG og blev en af ​​de største mæglere i Europa. Vi blev også inkluderet i SDAX, hvilket gjorde flatexDEGIRO til et af de 160 største børsnoterede selskaber i Tyskland. Samlet betjener vi nu mere end 1.000.000 investorer.


En ny handelsplatform

I 2019 lancerede DEGIRO sin nye handelsplatform baseret på feedback fra kunder og den skiftende teknologi. Takket være disse kunder har DEGIRO igen vundet flere internationale priser i år. Derudover drager flere end 450,000 kunder nu nytte af DEGIROs tjenester.


Flere end 350,000 kunder og 40 priser

I 2018 overgik DEGIRO 350.000 kunder. Takket være kunderne har DEGIRO vundet over 40 mæglerpriser internationalt, inklusive Best Broker og Best Mobile App Award, givet af Financial Times & Investors Chronicle.


Flere end 200,000 kunder

I 2017 fik vi mere end 200,000 kunder og blev en af de fem største børsmæglere i Europa målt på antal transaktioner pr. år. DEGIRO fortsatte med at vinde priser inklusiv "Best Broker" i Tyskland af Handelsblatt Broker Comparison.


Største børsmægler i Holland

I 2016 blev DEGIRO den største onlinebørsmægler I Holland, målt på antal behandlet transaktioner, og bød Schweiz velkommen i DEGIRO familien som det 18. land til at drage nytte af lave handelsomkostninger.


DEGIRO indtræder i Nord Europa & Italien

2015 bød på fortsat ekspansion til Nord Europa og Italien. Ligeledes vindes flere internationale priser, heriblandt den anerkendte hollandske pris "Golden Bull Award".

Sweden Denmark Italy Norway Finland United%20Kingdom Ireland

Ekspansion til 9 lande

I 2014 begyndte DEGIRO sin ekspandering og tilbød sin service i 9 europæiske lande. DEGIRO udbyggede sin position i Holland ved at vinde prisen 'Best Broker'.

France Czech Austria Germany Spain Poland Hungary Greece Portugal

Lancering af DEGIRO

I 2013 introducerede DEGIRO hollandske privatinvestorer til muligheden for at investere til institutionelle priser. Det gjorde global investering muligt og overkommeligt.


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Åbn en gratis konto, og slut dig til over 2,5 millioner kunderinvestorer på vores brugervenlige platform.

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Investering indebærer risici. Du kan miste (en del af) dine investerede midler. Vi anbefaler, at du kun investerer i finansielle produkter, der passer til din viden og erfaring. Dette er ikke investeringsrådgivning.

Investering indebærer risici.


Vi ønsker at give folk mulighed for at blive de bedste investorer, de kan blive. Ved at tilbyde et univers af muligheder og valg på vores brugervenlige platform fjerner vi barrierer for at gøre investering tilgængelig for alle: Begyndere eller eksperter. Du får adgang til en bred vifte af produkter på mere end 50 globale børser, så du har friheden til at investere, som du vil. I vores verden får du også meget for pengene. Vi tilbyder vi utroligt lave gebyrer uden at gå på kompromis med kvaliteten, sikkerheden og rækkevidden af vores investeringstjenester. Prioritering af dine behov har hjulpet os med at blive den førende europæiske online-mægler. Vores 2,5+ millioner kunder og 100+ internationale priser er et bevis på vores succes.


Terms and conditions for the 750 DKK transaction fees offer

If you activate your DEGIRO investment account before the 1st of January 2024, DEGIRO will reimburse your transaction fees up to 750 DKK. The following conditions apply to this offer:

  • The offer is valid until (including) the 31st of December 2023.
  • During the offer period, new clients who have activated an account will receive up to 750 DKK in transaction fees reimbursed.
  • The first transaction costs and external handling fees up to 750 DKK within the timeframe until the 31st of January 2024 will be reimbursed.
  • Currency handling fees (Auto FX trader and manual trade ) are not eligible to be refunded with this promotion.
  • We will reimburse the transaction costs and external handling fees you have spent (up to a maximum of 750 DKK) to your DEGIRO account in early February.
  • This offer is only valid for new clients with a Danish DEGIRO account.
  • Once you sign the Client Agreement, your account is activated and the offer period starts.
  • To start trading and therefore use the 750 DKK voucher, the new client needs to make a first deposit (minimum amount is 1 DKK).
  • New clients who started their registration before the offer period, but activate their DEGIRO account during the offer period, are also eligible for this offer.
  • If an existing account is already linked to the address of the new client, participation is excluded.
  • Each new client can only claim the 750 DKK transaction credit once.
  • Dutch law is applicable to this promotion.

Acceptance of offer conditions

By participating in the offer, the client automatically accepts the offer conditions and terms. DEGIRO may terminate the campaign at any moment prior to expiry or change the campaign conditions. DEGIRO will communicate any changes via the website.


Participation in the offer is open to all clients who have activated an account at DEGIRO on or before the 31st of December 2023.