EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Belgium


Sector: Financial services
Financial and insurance activities
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding
Number Employed: 15000
Group: KBC Groep

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-09-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 1400
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 04-09-2019

Additional Information

KBC, one of the largest Belgian banks, has announced it will undergo significant restructuring measures within the coming 3 years in order to improve efficiency. In total it will be cutting 1,400 jobs starting in September 2019 across all of its Belgian facilities (local offices, headquarters, support services, and so on). In addition it will terminate contracts with 400 external contractors that are currently working for the company. According to the company, the job cuts will be implemented without recourse to compulsory redundancies. Some 300 jobs will  be relocated to service centres in Czechia (Brno) and Bulgaria (Varna).