Westend Bank - About us

A leading asset financing specialist

Westend Bank

Westend Bank builds on a long-standing heritage. Today, we are privately owned by a renowned German family of entrepreneurs and our focus is on maintaining a reputation for integrity and fairness. This professionalism shapes our business.

Our capabilities combine an in-house team of market and credit professionals with a strong network of experts from the art, classic car and real estate markets.

This approach is attractive to wealthy individuals and businesses looking for flexible ways to solve their financial challenges. Our long-term client relationships are 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. Our loans are secured solely against the value of the underlying assets.

Patience. We have the flexibility to take a long-term view and are able to adapt to changing market conditions and individual financial circumstances.


Dr. Thomas Ignatzi
Dr. Thomas Ignatzi

Member of the Board

Thomas Ignatzi is a Board Member with responsibility for leading and developing the business. Thomas is a banker by profession and holds a Ph.D. in Banking Law. Previously, he held senior positions with leading corporate and investment banks, working in the Asia-Pacific region. After returning to Germany, Thomas joined Deutsche Leasing as Managing Director where he was responsible for all sales activities covering 23 countries. Later, Thomas was appointed to the Management Board of IKB Leasing in charge of Treasury, Legal and Compliance.