Only the top 10 percent of Deutsche Bank's bankers who generate most revenue may get a bonus for last year, according to a report in the New York Post based on a source briefed on internal discussions.
For the bankers who receive a bonus, this would be paid out over the next five years, the newspaper wrote.
According to another Post source, these plans are still being discussed and could change in the coming weeks.
Deutsche Bank declined to comment on the report.
Just months ago, there were fears that Deutsche Bank might need a state bailout amid multiple fines.
On Monday, the bank took a cautious step to repair the damage issuing a bond whose generous coupon rate meant demand soon outstripped supply.