Political dialogue

We engage in an active and constructive dialogue with politicians and the public on relevant economic policy issues

Picture of the Commerzbank office in Berlin next to the Brandenburg Gate

The Bank's political communication

Politicians and the public expect Commerzbank to be internationally active and comment on relevant economic policy issues regularly. As part of the democratic opinion-forming process, the bank aims to promote informed decisions that are oriented toward the common good. The focus is on explaining banking and financial market issues. We support politicians and administrators in building up and expanding their sector-related knowledge. This serves as a basis for informed decisions. We call this approach "smart lobbying".

Public Affairs Division

Commerzbank's Public Affairs department follows the current debate on political and regulatory issues in Germany, Europe, and internationally. In order to gain a sound understanding of issues and develop our own stances, we liaise closely with representatives from academia and research organizations. The Bank participates in events that deal with political topics. Furthermore, we engage in transparent dialogue with key political and social stakeholders. Commerzbank hosts regular events series, establishing a platform for continuous exchange of opinions and collaboration. These events include "Commerzbank im Dialog", "Politisches Frühstück" and "Mittagswerkstatt/Lunch Lab".

Political Communication Guideline

Commerzbank has established the "Guideline for Political Communication" to define a clear framework for the appropriate establishment of political contacts and interest representation. Integrity and trustworthiness are the cornerstones of Commerzbank's business. The transparency and probity of lobbying are, therefore, essential prerequisites for our political advisory. Based on these principles, Commerzbank also complies with the Guideline for Cultivation of Contacts in the Political Arena (German only) of the German Public Relations Council (DRPR) and the Political Lobbying Principles (German only) of the Association of German Banks (BdB).


Commerzbank and its representatives of special interests welcome the initiatives to achieve greater transparency in politics. Commerzbank has registered in the EU Transparency Register and the Lobbying Register (German only) for the Representation of Special Interests vis-à vis the German Bundestag and the Federal Government.