Stockholm-headquartered Nordea Bank to cut 6,000 jobs

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Nordea logo on an office facade in Helsinki, Finland. Nordea has more than 1,400 branches and is present in 19 countries around the world, operating mainly in northern Europe. (iStock)
Nordea logo on an office facade in Helsinki, Finland. Nordea is present in 19 countries around the world, operating mainly in northern Europe. (iStock)
The Stockholm-headquartered Nordea Bank announced thousands of job cuts in their quarterly report on Thursday.

The bank, known as the biggest lender in the Nordic region, wrote in its the quarterly report that in order to stay competitive over the long term, it plans to reduce the number of employees by at least 4,000 and consultants by at least 2,000.

Casper Von Koskull. CEO and president at Nordea. (Nordea)

The planned cuts are part of a “transformation” they hope to have completed by 2021.

Casper von Koskull, Nordea’s President and CEO told Bloomberg.com tha the cuts were about a shift to a “truly digital” bank.

“It’s not a cost-cutting exercise. It’s about creating an operating model which is much more digital distribution,” von Koskull told Bloomberg.

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