Basler Kantonalbank

Founded in 1899, Basler 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, Basler Kantonalbank is especially strong in savings and mortgage products. Like most of the cantonal banks, Basler Kantonalbank has full state guarantee of its liabilities.

Bank Category
Cantonal banks

Services
Retail Banking
Corporate Banking

Basler Kantonalbank is the 23rd largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets. In 2016 its total assets were 22 332,68 mln CHF, providing the bank with the market share of 0.72%. Basler Kantonalbank is the 9th largest cantonal bank in Switzerland (out of 24 banks) having market share of 4.04% amongst the banks of this category.

Rank in Switzerland
23rd largest bank

Total Assets (2016)
22 332.68 mln CHF  (-1.15%)
Number of Employees (2015)
1 284  (-0.77%)

Basler Kantonalbank is headquartered in Basel.

Address
Aeschenvorstadt 41, 4002, Basel, Switzerland
P.O. Box
2255
Phone
061 266 33 33
Fax
061 266 25 96
Website
http://www.bkb.ch
E-Mail
welcome@bkb.ch
BIC (SWIFT)
BKBBCHBBXXX
Company Number
CHE-108.954.493
Founded
1899

Business Summary

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

Financial Positions

Total Assets (2016)
22 332.68 mln CHF  (-1.15%)

In 2016 total assets of Basler Kantonalbank were 22 332.68 mln CHF. Decline compared to the previous period (2015) was -1.15%. The evolution of the total assets of Basler Kantonalbank is shown at Chart 1 below.

Total Assets of Basler Kantonalbank.

Chart 1. Total Assets of Basler Kantonalbank.

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

2015 2016 % change
Cash and deposits with Central Banks 5 111.9 5 765.6 +12.79%
Claims to banks 1 206.3 1 148.7 -4.78%
Claims to customers 3 341.1 3 217.0 -3.72%
Mortgages 23 802.2 24 534.4 +3.08%
Total Assets 22 591.7 22 332.7 -1.15%
Table 1. Recent changes in total assets of Basler Kantonalbank (mln CHF).

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

2015 2016 % change
Amount owed to banks 3 583.4 3 279.4 -8.48%
Amount owed to customers 23 450.3 23 426.5 -0.10%
Total Liabilities 22 591.7 22 332.7 -1.15%
Table 2. Recent changes in total liabilities of Basler Kantonalbank (mln CHF).

Profit and Loss

Annual Profit (2016)
137.55 mln CHF  (+8.95%)

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

2015 2016 % change
Net Interest Income 347.9 358.2 +2.98%
Net Commission Income 136.1 124.0 -8.89%
Net Income from Trading Operations 74.4 75.1 +0.92%
Table 3. Recent changes in gross profit of Basler Kantonalbank (mln CHF).

In 2016 annual profit of Basler Kantonalbank was 137.55 mln CHF. Growth compared to the previous period (2015) was 8.95%. The evolution of the annual profit of Basler Kantonalbank is shown at Chart 2 below.

Annual Profit of Basler Kantonalbank.

Chart 2. Annual Profit of Basler Kantonalbank.

Market Position and Market Share (among banks in Switzerland)

Total Assets (2016)
23rd (market share 0.72%)

In 2016 Basler Kantonalbank was the 23rd largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets, having 0.72% of market share.

Market share of Basler Kantonalbank

Chart 3. Market share of Basler Kantonalbank

Several banks with market shares closest to Basler Kantonalbank are shown below.

RankNameTotal AssetsMarket Share
22 BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA23452.64 mln CHF0.76%
23 Basler Kantonalbank22332.68 mln CHF0.72%
24 Thurgauer Kantonalbank21626.49 mln CHF0.70%
 

Deposit Guarantee

Deposit Guarantee
Yes (up to 100 000 CHF per depositor)
State Guarantee
full

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 Basler 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

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 Basler Kantonalbank and its components are shown in the table below.

BIC  BKBBCHBBXXX
Bank BIC Code  BKBB
Country Code  CH (Switzerland)
Location Code  BB
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-108.954.493

Domestic Presence

Branches (2015)
51  (+4.08%)