About us

It all began in Berlin: From a German private bank to an international financial institution.

North Channel Bank GmbH & Co. KG was founded as the private bank Bankhaus Oswald Kruber in 1924 with its head office in Berlin.

In 2009, a North American group of investors with experience in the secondary market for US life insurance policies acquired the bank and renamed it North Channel Bank. Over the course of the following years, the bank developed into one of the leading institutions for the financing of US life insurance policies.

With the takeover of the subsidiary NorthStar Life Services, LLC (Irvine, California) in 2013, the bank obtained direct access to a reliable, experienced and renowned servicer that had been operating on behalf of investors and banks for many years. NorthStar contributes significantly to the positive performance of their investments.

Today, in addition to the financing of US life settlements, the bank also offers individual services in securities trading and structured finance.