Membership benefits

Being a member of Finansforbundet (Financial Services Union Denmark) gives you access to advice, networking and events tailored to your needs as an employee working in the financial sector. In addition, you have an opportunity to rent holiday homes and get low-cost insurance policies, as well as cash discounts on various consumer goods.

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Events

Finansforbundet organises a wide range of events all over Denmark, and they are usually free of charge for members. The events are tailored to the needs of financial sector employees, enabling you to acquire unique, specialised knowledge about your career, sector trends and other topics. The topics cover sought-after skill-sets and relevant qualifications and span a wide range, such as FinTech, management and personal development.

Many events are held in Danish, but we also provide events in English (updated continuously).

See all the events held by Finansforbundet (Danish)

Financial business understanding, April 2

Learn how a bank works! As an IT-employee, manager or specialist, it is increasingly important that you understand the business.

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How to sign up

Sign up on the website under each individual event.

We are pleased to help you sign up. If you cannot read Danish or if you encounter other problems relating to the registration, please e-mail post@finansforbundet with your name and membership number so we can get back to you.

Networking in the Financial Sector

Finansforbundet facilitates a wide range of networks adapted to various areas of interest and job functions in the financial sector. By participating in one of our networks, you get the opportunity to meet people with, for instance, the same interests, professional expertise or work-related challenges as you.

You can choose whether to participate in a network where Danish is the main language spoken or where English is the main language.

Find your network

You can choose from among the following networks:

  • RegTech: If you want to understand trends in Denmark and abroad in the field of regulatory technology and learn how to exploit these trends for the benefit of your own career options.
  • Building Bridges – FinTech: If you want to understand trends in Denmark and abroad in the field of FinTech (financial technology) and learn how to exploit these trends for the benefit of your own career options.
  • MarketTech 2020 – Invest in Yourself: If you work in markets and as a dealer and you expect that your career will include changes going forward. Read more here.
  • Finance Future IT: If you want to understand Danish and international trends in the field of IT business, as well how to incorporate these into your job function.
  • Compliance employees (1st & 2nd lines of defence): Denmark's first network to provide up-to-date professional input and feedback across various financial enterprises to persons involved with compliance and legal issues in the financial sector.
  • Compliance officer: If you want to meet other compliance officers and get up-to-date professional input and feedback across Danish financial companies.
  • Management (experienced managers): If you want to boost your skill-sets, get feedback on current managerial challenges and be inspired by other managers in the sector across the companies.
  • Management (new managers): If you want to discuss and seek solutions to typical challenges you are encountering as a new manager or a manager with only a few years of experience.
  • Project management: A network for project managers seeking fresh perspectives on challenges arising in their daily work.
  • Young Academics: 'Boost your market value' is a career-focused network. In this network, you invest in and develop your career with other academics aged 35 or less.

 

What to do

If you are interested in taking part in one of our networks, please e-mail us at netvaerk@finansforbundet.dk. If the network has not yet been created, we will add you to a list of interested persons, and when at least 15 people are on it, we will set up the network and get in touch with you.

Please feel welcome to e-mail us at netvaerk@finansforbundet.dk or phone Briddi Escherich on tel. +45 32 66 13 57 if you have any questions.

Holiday Homes

Being a member of Finansforbundet gives you access to holiday homes in Denmark and abroad and the option of discounts from the travel agent FolkeFerie.

Finansforbundet's holiday-home exchange

The holiday-home exchange is an online portal where you can rent other members' holiday homes in Denmark and abroad.

You get access to the portal by logging on to Finansforbundet's website. Here, you will be able to see and search through the selection of holiday homes, see prices and vacant periods, as well as the contact details of the landlord. The agreement covering rental of the holiday home, prices, period, cleaning and the like, is solely a matter between you and the landlord. In other words, Finansforbundet is not involved in the rental itself, which is why we are not responsible for ad contents or the holiday homes' condition.

Finansforbundet's holiday-home exchange (Danish)

You can also rent out your own holiday home, but please note that you may only advertise holiday homes that you privately own yourself.
 

Finanssektorens Feriefond (holiday home fund)

Finanssektorens Feriefond rents out holiday homes both in Denmark and abroad to employees in the financial sector. You can rent one of these holiday homes if you are employed in a company which has a collective agreement with the Danish Employers' Association for the Financial Sector or if you have retired from one of these companies.

You cannot be certain of getting a holiday home, as they are allocated by the drawing of lots; see the application deadlines on the landing page of the fund's website. If you are interested in a holiday home, you must log on to Finanssektorens Feriefond's website and submit an online application. After the drawing of lots, you will receive an e-mail stating whether you have been allocated a holiday home.

Finanssektorens Feriefond (financial sector's holiday fund) (Danish)

Discount with FolkeFerie

FolkeFerie is a Danish travel agency offering several different types of trips abroad or stays in Denmark.

Members of Finansforbundet are entitled to the following discounts from FolkeFerie:

  • 10% membership discount in Helsingør Ferieby
  • DKK 300 discount per person on package holidays to Malta if the trip is purchased at least 30 days before departure.

 

How to get the discounts

If you want to make use of the discounts, you can book your holiday by phoning FolkeFerie on +45 70 30 10 70. You can also book your holiday online, but this procedure is in Danish. In both instances, you must state the code "forbund" to get the discount.

Dansk FolkeFerie (Danish)

Career Advice

As a member, you can take part in a free, individual and impartial career interview, where you get professional feedback about your occupational situation. You can personally choose whether the interview should be conducted in Danish or English.

During the interview, we can discuss topics such as your present job, new job prospects or educational options, and clarify your skill-sets in relation to your job requirements and future job preferences. You can also receive specific help for job hunting such as how to conduct yourself during a job interview, how to write an application and a CV or how to improve your LinkedIn profile.

 

Book your career interview

If you wish to arrange a career interview, please send an e-mail to karriere@finansforbundet.dk. Please include the following information in your e-mail:

  • Your full name
  • Your membership or civil reg. (CPR) no. (10 digits)
  • Your phone number
  • Your e-mail address
  • Whether you wish to conduct the interview in English
  • Whether you wish to conduct the interview over the phone or in person at Finansforbundet, Applebys Plads, Copenhagen.

We will phone you or send a response to your e-mail with a proposed date and time for an interview.

 

Prepare for the interview with the Work Life Investment Universe

Before the career interview, you can review a series of exercises in Finansforbundet's online career tool "Work Life Investment Universe". Here, you can complete clarification exercises and draft your own personal career plan.

The exercises are in Danish and are found on both the website and in Finansforbundet's app.

Work Life Investment Universe

  

Free Study Programmes via the Finanskompetencepulje (Expertise Enhancement Fund)

You can apply for free study programmes via the Finanskompetencepulje if your workplace is a member of the Danish Employers Association for the Financial Sector.

The Finanskompetencepulje provides courses (in both Danish and English) covering a wide variety of topics, including project management, consulting and compliance. A number of the programmes are ECTS credit-bearing, and you can find training/study programmes at several different levels.

Finanskompetencepuljen (Expertise Enhancement Fund)

 

How to apply

You submit your application electronically. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an e-mail stating whether you were granted the course.

If you have any problems filling in the application, please feel welcome to contact finanskompetencepulje@finansforbundet.dk or +45 32 96 46 00.

Finansjob (Job Portal)

You can always find vacancies in the financial sector on Finansjob, Finansforbundet's job portal. Most jobs are advertised in Danish.

You can also set up a job agent, so you automatically receive an e-mail every time a new job that fits your profile is advertised.

Finansjob (job portal, Danish)

Advice and Assistance

Finansforbundet's legal experts, social workers and technical consultants are ready to help you with any questions you have concerning your working life. These could include questions about your employment contract, holiday leave, sickness or parental leave. You are also welcome to contact us if you experience conflicts with your employer relating to your rights.

We are familiar with the sector and relevant legislation, and we have vast experience in your technical field. We can provide advice to you in both Danish and English and we are bound by professional secrecy. The advice we provide is based on your needs, and we are on your side.

 

What to do

You are welcome to either phone us on +45 32 66 13 30 or e-mail us at raadgivning@finansforbundet.dk.

Mentor Scheme

You can be assigned your own mentor who can help you cope with issues such as work-life or career changes or if you wish to focus on developing your career. Together with an experienced manager or specialist certified as a Business+Mentor from KMP+House of Mentoring, you get a customised development process focused on your specific goals and ambitions.

The process includes eight meetings with your mentor over a ten-month period. You receive the process for a members-only price of DKK 5,000.

 

What to do

If you wish to receive a mentor process, please e-mail mentor@finansforbundet.dk. State your name, civil reg. or membership number and your job function in the e-mail. You will subsequently be contacted by a career consultant from Finansforbundet to arrange the first step.

Give Yourself an Insurance Check-Up

As a member of Finansforbundet, you can get attractive offers and fixed low prices for insurance from Tryg. Use the opportunity to make an insurance check-up. Perhaps you can save money or get better coverage from Tryg.

Phone +45 44 20 52 00 to speak with a Tryg agent who can review your current insurance policies and give you an offer tailored to your specific needs.

You can also choose to upload your existing policies and send them to Tryg, who will then return with an offer for you. Do this on finansforbundet.tryg.dk, where you can also calculate the cost of the insurance policies you are interested in.

TryghedsGruppen gives high priority to ensuring that customers must share any profit. In recent years this has resulted in customers being paid an annual bonus of 8% of their insurance premium. TryghedsGruppen also runs TrygFonden, known for sponsoring defibrillators, coastal lifeguards, cuddly bears, etc.


Group life insurance with Forenede Gruppeliv

Group life insurance supplements your family's insurance coverage by providing a financial safety net for you and your family. Group life insurance provides cover if a member of your family dies and for certain critical illnesses. Critical illness applies only to you as a member, however – and not your spouse, if relevant. The insurance policy is valid until you reach the age of 67.

Your age determines which group life insurance you may take out.

  • If you are more than 35 years old, you can subscribe to Group Life Insurance 1 for DKK 250 per month.
  • If you are less than 35 years old, you can subscribe to Group Life Insurance 2 for DKK 820 per year.

Subscribe by filling in the registration form and e-mailing it to member@finansforbundet.dk.

Registration/health certificate for members less than 35 years old (Danish, pdf)

Registration/health certificate for members more than 35 years old (Danish, pdf)

General terms and conditions of insurance (Danish, pdf)

Insurance overview for members less than 35 years old (Danish, pdf)

Insurance overview for members aged 35 or more (Danish, pdf)

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to phone Service and Administration on +45 3266 1376 or send an e-mail to member@finansforbundet.dk.

Discount on News Media

Jyllands-Posten and FINANS

As a member of Finansforbundet, you are eligible for a special membership discount on Jyllands-Posten and FINANS.

Jyllands-Posten publishes the best Danish and international news every day. Denmark's best business site FINANS gives you sector analyses, short hand-edited briefings and a flow of relevant news personalised for you.

You can choose between these two packages:

  1. JP Premium Digital

    Receive a digital version of Jyllands-Posten and access to FINANS
    Price: DKK 4.032
    Your price: DKK 3.024 (25% discount)

    Subscribe to JP Premium Digital (Danish)
  2. Jyllands-Posten, including FINANS

    Receive Jyllands-Posten on your doorstep and access to JP Premium and FINANS
    Price: DKK 6,636
    Your price: DKK 4,977 (25% discount)

    Subscribe to Jyllands-Posten, including FINANS (Danish)

     

InsideBusiness

As a member of Finansforbundet, you can subscribe to Denmark's in-depth business medium InsideBusiness, which every Tuesday and Friday goes behind the scenes at the biggest financial undertakings, events, and trends in the areas of banking, mortgage credit and the insurance and pension sector. The price per year is DKK 1,199.00, i.e. DKK 599.50 per half year.

Buy your subscription on InsideBusiness's website, where you have to fill in a form. Remember to use the discount code "finansforbundet". If you have any problems filling in the form, please phone InsideBusiness on +45 41 72 64 04.

Forbrugsforeningen (Consumer Cooperative)

Join the consumer cooperative Forbrugsforeningen and save money on the purchases you would have made anyway. Discounts are available at 4,500 shops throughout Denmark, enabling you to save money on everything from flowers and building materials to children's clothing, furniture and domestic appliances.

Membership of Forbrugsforeningen is free the first 12 months, after which it costs DKK 11 per month. As a member, you get a membership card that you can use as a payment card in the online shops and businesses affiliated with Forbrugsforeningen. You can keep track of your purchases made with your membership card and how much money you have saved on Forbrugsforeningen's website and app.

 

What to do

You can sign up by filling in a form on Forbrugsforeningen's website. Please note that you must be issued with a Danish civil reg. no. to become a member of Forbrugsforeningen. If you have any problems filling in the form, please phone Forbrugsforeningen on +45 33 18 86 00.

See where discounts are available (Danish)

Join Forbrugsforeningen (Danish)

DANSK IT

DANSK IT (DIT) is the biggest network for IT professionals in Denmark. All members of Finansforbundet whose work involves IT can join DIT free of charge. Normally, DIT membership costs DKK 1,585 a year.

As a DIT member, you gain access to expertise and experiences from like-minded employees/members of other enterprises and organisations. You also get an opportunity to take part in DIT's after-work meetings held three or four times a month (free for members). The after-work meetings focus on current technical IT issues such as change management, user involvement or requirement modelling.

DANSK IT

What to do

Would you like to join? Finansforbundet handles the practical details, so all you have to do is authorise us to forward your personal data and sign you up for DANSK IT.

If you have any questions, please contact Niels Jensen at nj@finansforbundet.dk or on tel. +45 32 66 14 26.

Financial Support

Finansforbundet's Centrale Hjælpefond (Central Assistance Fund)

Finansforbundet's Centrale Hjælpefond can provide support if you get into financial difficulty through no fault of your own. You can receive the support in the form of subsidy or salary.

You can apply for support if you are or have been employed by a company affiliated with the Danish Employers Association for the Financial Sector. If you are a former employee, you must have been employed for at least two years within the past five years before applying for support. You may apply regardless of whether you were dismissed or resigned from your position.

When applying for support, you must fill in and send the fund's application form with appendices to either Finansforbundet, P.O. Box 1960, DK-1411 Copenhagen K or hjælpefonden@finansforbundet.dk. If you have any problems filling in the application, please feel welcome to e-mail us at hjælpefonden@finansforbundet.dk.

Companies who are members of FA (Danish)

Application form (pdf, Danish)

 

Finansforbundet's Rejsefond (Travel Fund)

Finansforbundet's Rejsefond provides financial support to members of Finansforbundet and union representatives who wish to take a study trip in Denmark or abroad to acquire new skills or supplement their education.

The travel fund gives priority to members who are affiliated with a financial company and grants at least DKK 2,000 to applicants. There is no maximum per grant.

If you wish to apply for funding from Finansforbundet's Rejsefond, please send an application to rejsefonden@finansforbundet.dk. Your application must include the following as a minimum:

  • a description of who you are and why you are applying
  • a budget for your study trip
  • a description of how you and your company will benefit from your study trip
  • documentation of internships, content, etc.

If support is granted, it will be contingent on you submitting a report about the study trip's content and process after the completion of your trip.

Newsletters, Apps and Members' Magazine

Newsletters

Subscribe to Finansforbundet's newsletters and stay up-to-date on sector developments. We send news to you about what is going on in the sector and what you, as a member, should be aware of. You will also be notified of events and other favourable membership offers.

Subscribe to Finansforbundet's newsletters (Danish)

 

App

Download Finansforbundet's app and get the news right on your smartphone. In addition to our news, you also get access to the calendar of events and the Work Life Investment Universe – our online career tool.

 


Members' magazine Magasinet Finans

Finansforbundet publishes the members' magazine Magasinet Finans six times a year. Magasinet Finans is published in Danish only. All members receive the magazine in the mail. You can also read our members' magazine online.

Read Magasinet Finans online (Danish)

Listen to our podcasts

Do you prefer English?

Please send an email to: member@finansforbundet.dk