Nordea is the largest Nordic bank with strong positions within corporate banking, retail banking and private banking. Nordea has a number of diversifying activities in the Nordic countries and in addition has some operation in Eastern Europe; the head quarter is located in Sweden. The bank has expanded its operation both through organic growth and acquisitions and has in the process been taking market shares, primarily in Denmark. Nordea’s offering enables product cross selling, but needs to strengthen its equity and corporate finance divisions. Nordea’s rapid credit growth and shipping exposures represents the main risks going forward.