Bergen Bank was a Norwegian commercial bank in existence between 1975 and 1990. It was created as a merger between Bergens Privatbank (founded in 1855) and Bergens Kreditbank (founded in 1928) while the bank Kvam Privatbank was acquired in 1979. In 1988 it bought Nevi.[1] Bergen Bank, which was based in Bergen, Norway, merged with Den norske Creditbank in 1990 to form Den norske Bank. It is now part of DnB NOR.[2]

Bergen Bank AS
IndustryBanking
Founded1975
Defunct1990
FateMerged
SuccessorDen norske Bank
HeadquartersBergen, Norway

CriticismEdit

The bank was the target of massive demonstrations in 1976 after three female employees at Per Hestvik & Co in Mo i Rana were fired with the reason that they were members of Kvinnefronten, a women's rights movement. The reason for the firing was that Bergen Bank denied the bank credit if they did not fire the employees.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Imset, Gunnar; Stavrum, Gunnar. Bankerott: det norske bankvesens vekst og fall (in Norwegian). Oslo: Gyldendal. p. 123. ISBN 82-05-21889-7.
  2. ^ dnbnor.com
  3. ^ Kampdager – Kvinnefronten