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OP Financial Group

OP Financial Group ("Group") is the largest financial services group in Finland, offering banking, non-life insurance and wealth management services.

The Group began its operations in its present form as the amalgamation of the Member Cooperative Banks as provided for in the Act on Cooperative Banks and Other Credit Institutions in the Form of a Cooperative (laki osuuspankeista ja muista osuuskuntamuotoisista luottolaitoksista 1504/2001)("Cooperative Bank Act") in 1997.

In accordance with the Act on Deposit Bank Amalgamations (Laki talletuspankkien yhteenliittymästä 599/2010) (the "Amalgamations Act"), OP Financial Group comprises: (a) OP Cooperative as OP Financial Group's central institution; (b) the companies belonging to the consolidation groups of OP Cooperative; and (c) the Member Credit Institutions of OP Cooperative, which consist of OP Corporate Bank plc as the central bank of OP Financial Group, OP Mortgage Bank (OP-Asuntoluottopankki Oyj in Finnish), OP Retail Customers Plc and member cooperative banks (together the "Member Credit Institutions"). The Group is supervised on a consolidated basis. The Member Credit Institutions and the Central Cooperative are liable for each other's debts and commitments.

The member cooperative banks are independent, local deposit banks that are engaged in retail banking. OP Cooperative is the Group's strategic owner institution, which is owned by the member cooperative banks. As a central institution, it is in charge of Group steering and control.

OP Financial Group comprises OP Cooperative and its subsidiaries such as OP Corporate Bank plc, OP Mortgage Bank and OP Life Assurance Company Ltd as well as OP member cooperative banks. OP Financial Group is the leading financial services group in Finland.

OP Financial Group seeks funding in the international markets through its issuing entities, OP Corporate Bank plc and OP Mortgage Bank. 

OP Cooperative and the member credit institutions are liable for each other's debts and commitments. OP Financial Group's credit institution activities are monitored on a consolidated basis and directly supervised by the ECB.

Under the Act on the Amalgamation of Deposit Banks (Laki talletuspankkien yhteenliittymästä 599/2010), OP Cooperative and the member credit institutions are jointly liable for each others’ debts.

The member credit institutions include OP Corporate Bank plc, Helsinki Area Cooperative Bank, OP Mortgage Bank, OP Card Company Plc and the member cooperative banks. Insurance companies or other group entities do not fall within the scope of joint liability.

  • If a creditor has not received payment from a member credit institution on a due debt, the creditor may demand payment from OP Cooperative.
  • The member credit institutions must pay proportionate shares of the amount OP Cooperative has paid, and upon insolvency of OP Cooperative they have an unlimited liability to pay the debts of OP Cooperative.
  • OP Cooperative and the member credit institutions are under an obligation to take support actions to prevent a member credit institution’s liquidation.

Further information on the joint liability available in the Base Prospectuses of OP Corporate Bank plc and OP Mortgage Bank.