Aargauische Kantonalbank

Founded in 1913, Aargauische Kantonalbank is a universal bank, providing retail and corporate banking products mainly to the canton residents (natural persons and legal entities). Traditionally for cantonal banks, Aargauische Kantonalbank is especially strong in savings and mortgage products. Like most of the cantonal banks, Aargauische Kantonalbank has full state guarantee of its liabilities. Aargauische Kantonalbank is the 16th largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets. In 2015 its total assets were 24 282,64 mln CHF, providing the bank with the market share of 0.80%. Aargauische Kantonalbank is the 6th largest cantonal bank in Switzerland (out of 24 banks) having market share of 4.52% amongst the banks of this category.

Aargauische Kantonalbank is rated by Standard & Poor's. Long-term credit rating assigned to the bank by Standard & Poor's is AA+ (very strong capacity to meet its financial commitments).

Aargauische Kantonalbank is headquartered in Aarau.

Contacts 
    Address  Bahnhofplatz 1, 5001, Aarau, Switzerland
    P.O. Box  2104
    Phone  062 835 77 77
    Fax  062 835 77 84
    Website  http://www.akb.ch
    E-Mail  akb@akb.ch
Bank Category  Cantonal banks
Business Description 
    Business Focus  universal banking for natural persons and legal entities residing in the canton
    Services  retail banking
corporate banking
    Products  savings products
mortgage loans
    Area Served  mainly the canton
Start Date  1913
Financial Positions
    Total Assets (2015)  24 282.64 mln CHF ↑ (+5.90%)
Profit and Loss
    Annual Profit (2015)  155.37 mln CHF ↑ (+47.31%)
Market Position and Market Share (among banks in Switzerland)
    Total Assets (2015)  16th (market share 0.80%)
Number of Employees (2015)  690 ↑ (+0.44%)
Credit Ratings (as of Apr 2016)
    Fitch  - (not rated)
    Moody's  - (not rated)
    S&P's  AA+ (very strong capacity to meet its financial commitments)
Deposit Guarantee  Yes (up to 100 000 CHF per depositor)
    State Guarantee  full
Bank Identifiers
    BIC (SWIFT)  KBAGCH22XXX
    Company Number  CHE-105.845.287
Domestic Presence
    Branches (2015)  31 no change

Financial Positions

In 2015 total assets of Aargauische Kantonalbank were 24 282.64 mln CHF. Growth compared to the previous period (2014) was 5.90%. The evolution of the total assets of Aargauische Kantonalbank is shown at Chart 1 below.

Total Assets of Aargauische Kantonalbank.
Chart 1. Total Assets of Aargauische Kantonalbank.

Recent changes in total assets of Aargauische Kantonalbank and its main components are shown in Table 1.

2014 2015 % change
Cash and deposits with Central Banks 1 865.0 2 591.4 +38.95% ↑
Claims to banks 486.7 468.2 -3.81% ↓
Claims to customers 1 434.3 1 246.2 -13.12% ↓
Mortgages 17 486.3 18 521.6 +5.92% ↑
Total Assets 22 928.9 24 282.6 +5.90% ↑
Table 1. Recent changes in total assets of Aargauische Kantonalbank (mln CHF).

Recent changes in total liabilities of Aargauische Kantonalbank and its main components are shown in Table 2.

2014 2015 % change
Amount owed to banks 2 530.8 2 724.1 +7.64% ↑
Amount owed to customers 15 341.4 15 648.5 +2.00% ↑
Total Liabilities 22 928.9 24 282.6 +5.90% ↑
Table 2. Recent changes in total liabilities of Aargauische Kantonalbank (mln CHF).

Profit and Loss

Recent changes in gross profit of Aargauische Kantonalbank and its main components are shown in Table 3.

2014 2015 % change
Net Interest Income 253.3 259.2 +2.34% ↑
Net Commission Income 72.6 60.7 -16.33% ↓
Net Income from Trading Operations 32.2 49.1 +52.44% ↑
Table 3. Recent changes in gross profit of Aargauische Kantonalbank (mln CHF).

In 2015 annual profit of Aargauische Kantonalbank was 155.37 mln CHF. Growth compared to the previous period (2014) was 47.31%. The evolution of the annual profit of Aargauische Kantonalbank is shown at Chart 2 below.

Annual Profit of Aargauische Kantonalbank.
Chart 2. Annual Profit of Aargauische Kantonalbank.

Credit Ratings

Credit Rating is an opinion of a credit rating agency about credit worthiness of a company or a government.
Of the 'Big Three' rating agencies, Aargauische Kantonalbank is rated by Standard & Poor's.

Credit ratings assigned to Aargauische Kantonalbank as of April 2016 are shown in details in the following sections.

Standard & Poor's

Long-term foreign currency rating for Aargauische Kantonalbank is set to AA+ (very strong capacity to meet its financial commitments). Long-term local currency rating is set to AA+ (very strong capacity to meet its financial commitments).

Long-Term Foreign Currency Rating  AA+
    Outlook  stable (not likely to change)
    Credit Watch  -
Long-Term Local Currency Rating  AA+
    Outlook  stable (not likely to change)
    Credit Watch  -
Short-Term Foreign Currency Rating  A-1+
Short-Term Local Currency Rating  A-1+

Short-term foreign currency rating for Aargauische Kantonalbank is set to A-1+ (strong capacity to meet its financial commitments). Short-term local currency rating is set to A-1+ (strong capacity to meet its financial commitments).

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 Aargauische Kantonalbank 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)
Covered Currencies  all
Maximum Protected Amount  100 000 CHF
Paid In Currency  CHF
State Guarantee  full

Further Information: Deposit Guarantee Scheme in Switzerland

Bank Identifiers

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

BIC

BIC (Business Identifier Code, also known as SWIFT code or SWIFT BIC) 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.

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).

BIC of Aargauische Kantonalbank and its components are shown in the table below.

BIC  KBAGCH22XXX
Bank BIC Code  KBAG
Country Code  CH (Switzerland)
Location Code  22
Branch Code  XXX

Company Registration Number

Company Registration Number is a distinctive code issued upon registration of a new company. This code can be used to find data about the company in a national company register.

Company Number  CHE-105.845.287

Related Information on Switzerland

  Economy and Banking Sector of Switzerland

  List of Banks in Switzerland

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