Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall is the largest institution in Germany to offer contractual savings for housing. With 7.2 Mio. people it also has the largest customer base.
Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall was pioneer in exporting Bausparen modeled after the German system and has been active in the international arena since 1992. The amendment of the Building and Loan Associations Act in 1991 made it possible for the first time to establish affiliated companies in foreign countries.
Today the affiliated companies in Slovakia (Prvá stavebná sporitel’ňa, a.s., founded in 1992), Hungary (Fundamenta-Lakáskassza Lakás-takarékpénztár Zrt., founded in 1997) and China (Sino-German Bausparkasse Co. Ltd., founded in 2004) have a total of 1.8 million customers with around 2.1 million Bauspar contracts. All of these affiliated companies are market leaders in their countries.