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, 2017
Bank categories No.
institutions
Total assets CHF million Profit/
Loss
Total 253 3 249 443 7 900
Cantonal banks 24 575 343 2 936
Major banks 4 1 566 435 3 161
Regional and savings
banks
62 118 131 417
“Raiffeisen” banks 1
225 253 874
Other banks 14 209 474 711
Branches of foreign
banks
23 93 320 217
Private banking 6 6 198 50
Source: Swiss National Bank (SNB)

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