Address  9435, Switzerland, Heerbrugg, Bahnhofstrasse 2
    Phone  071 747 95 95
    Fax  071 747 95 90
Bank Identifiers 
Bank Category  Regional banks and savings banks / Other regional banks and savings banks
Deposit Guarantee  Yes (up to 100 000 CHF per depositor)
Start Date  1868
Financial Positions 
    Total Assets (2013)  1 695.81 mln CHF ↑ (+4.18%)

Bank Identifiers

Any bank can be identified for different purposes and hence can have several different identifiers.


BIC (Business Identifier Code) is a the mostly used international identifier of financial institutions. SWIFT is the registration authority for BICs. BICs are used in financial transactions, client and counterparty data bases, compliance documents and many others.

Bank BIC Code  ARBH
Country Code  CH (Switzerland)
Location Code  22
Branch Code  XXX

A BIC consists of eight or eleven characters, comprising a financial institution code (four characters), a country code (two characters), a location code (two characters) and, optionally, a branch code (three characters).

Deposit Guarantee

Deposit Guarantee Schemes compensate certain deposits held by depositors of a bank that becomes unable to meet its obligations.

All credit institutions operating in Switzerland are obliged to participate in Swiss deposit guarantee scheme.

In the case of Alpha RHEINTAL Bank AG failure, eligible depositors having covered accounts in this bank will be paid out the following compensation:

Eligible Depositors  private individuals, commercial enterprises and public-sector offices
Covered Accounts  credit balances (e.g. personal accounts, savings accounts, investment accounts, salary accounts, numbered accounts, deposit accounts and current accounts)
Maximum Protected Amount  100 000 CHF
Paid In Currency  CHF

Further Information: Deposit Guarantee Scheme in Switzerland

Financial Positions

In 2013 total assets of Alpha RHEINTAL Bank AG were 1 695.81 mln CHF. Growth compared to the previous period (2012) was 4.18%. The evolution of the total assets of Alpha RHEINTAL Bank AG is shown at Chart 1 below.

Total Assets of Alpha RHEINTAL Bank AG.
Chart 1. Total Assets of Alpha RHEINTAL Bank AG.

Related Information on Switzerland

Economy and Banking Sector of Switzerland

List of Banks in Switzerland

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