Swiss banks

At a glance

229 of 253 banks recorded a profit. The aggregate profit was CHF 10.3 bn. The other 24 banks recorded an aggregate loss of CHF 0.5 bn. For all banks considered together, there was a net profit of CHF 9.8 bn. This exceeded the previous year’s result by CHF 1.9 bn. Overall, liquid assets decreased by 9.1 bn to CHF 511.4 bn (–1.8%). This was notably affected by a decline in growth abroad (by CHF –8.1 to CHF 51.5 bn). Sight deposits at foreign central banks in particular showed a decrease (by CHF –7.8 bn to CHF 49.7 bn).

Total assets and profits of banks, 2019
Bank categories No.
institutions
Total assets CHF million Profit/
Loss
Total 246 3 317 638 752
Cantonal banks 24 626 727 3 196
Major banks 4 1 540 711 -5 581
Regional and savings banks 60 126 317 439
“Raiffeisen” banks 1
248 345 835
Other banks 16 223 743 34
Branches of foreign
banks
23 98 153 172
Private banking 5 5 753 66
Source: Swiss National Bank (SNB)

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