About us

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. 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.

Marcus Kruber
Marcus Kruber
Member of the Board

Marcus Kruber acts as Member of the Management Board with responsibility for the Finance, Credit and Risk Control functions. He has been working for Westend Bank AG between 2010 to 2020 in various positions such as Head of Credit and Head of Real Estate financing. Previously he was a Director at Bankhaus Oswald Kruber. Marcus has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Berlin.