About us

Westend Bank AG is a credit institution licensed under German law with a clear focus on the lending business in Germany and selected European markets. Our bank has been offering competent and relevant financing solutions for more than 90 years. Today we’re owned by a strong family of entrepreneurs, and we strive to live up to their reputation for integrity and fairness.

This professionalism shapes our business. As one of the most stable banks in Germany measured by the core capital benchmark, we offer the security of a reliable financial partner. Our expertise in credit and risk management appeals to clients who demand flexible and tailor-made financing solutions.

A trusted partner for the long term

We organise our business across four key areas:

  • CREDIT ORDER
    We develop fast and lean lending solutions for family offices, foundations and owners of medium-sized companies, which are refinanced congruently through corresponding cash collateralisation.
  • ENERGY TRANSITION
    We provide project developers, service providers and property developers with tailor-made project financing solutions.
  • REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
    We offer competitive and transparent secured loans for commercial developers of residential property projects in Germany.
  • ART FINANCING
    We help art collectors, major galleries and art funds to unlock the capital of their collections.


A flexible approach

Our approach is attractive to wealthy individuals, family offices, businesses and institutional investors looking for innovative ways to solve their financial challenges. Our business is guided by the following values:

  • STABILITY
    As one of Germany’s strongest banks on measures of core capital, we offer the reassurance that comes from being a strong financial partner.
  • TRUST
    We work with discretion to maintain the confidentiality of our clients throughout the lifetime of their financial transactions and beyond.
  • CONFIDENCE
    All loans and investments are backed by our robust due diligence processes and financial stability.
  • PATIENCE
    We have the ability to take a long-term view and can adapt to changing market conditions and individual financial circumstances.
  • SUSTAINABILITY
    Our statutes incorporate ESG principles so that we are always sharply focused on ensuring our activities have a positive impact on society and the environment.

Management

Dr. Marcel Morschbach
Dr. Marcel Morschbach
Member of the Board
 
 

Dr. Marcel Morschbach acts as Member of the Management Board since August 2020 and has been responsible for Finance, Compliance, Credit and Risk Control. Since October 2021 he has taken on responsibility for the Market Division and the Legal, HR and Internal Audit functions. Previously, Marcel was a board member at net-m Privatbank 1891 AG and at Quirin Privatbank AG. Before, Marcel acted as Senior Advisor with a leading German Bank consultancy firm (zeb Rolfes Schierenbeck), based on his long-standing experience as Chief Executive in US, Irish and German bank groups, both domestic and abroad.

Between 2009 and 2014, Marcel was lecturing in International Economics, International Strategic Management and Multinational Management at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. He has written numerous publications on Banking and Finance and has given guest lectures at several European universities and universities of applied sciences. After his studies in Berlin and Toronto, Marcel was awarded a doctorate at TU Berlin based on his thesis on Canadian Banking.

Anita Prattki
Anita Prattki
Member of the Board
 
 

Anita Prattki acts as Member of the Management Board with responsibility for the Finance, Credit and Risk Control functions since February 2022. Previously, Anita was CFO of the German branch of the Norwegian investment bank Pareto Securities AS, which acquired the business operations of equinet Bank AG. As a Member of the Management Board at equinet Bank AG, Anita was responsible for Finance, Controlling, Risk Management, Auditing, Legal, Compliance, Organization, Human Resources, IT and Back Office. Before, she worked for the stock brokerage company Spütz Aktiengesellschaft after starting her professional career as a clerk in the energy group VEBA.