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.
Basler Kantonalbank is the 19th largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets. In 2018 its total assets were 27 125,16 mln CHF, providing the bank with the market share of 0.84%. Basler Kantonalbank is the 7th largest cantonal bank in Switzerland (out of 24 cantonal banks) having market share of 4.52% amongst the banks of this category. In 2018 the bank's annual profit was 190,40 mln CHF. Basler Kantonalbank had 1 284 employees in 2015.
Basler Kantonalbank participates in the deposit guarantee scheme of Switzerland. This deposit guarantee scheme applies to credit balances made by private individuals (Swiss and foreign), legal entities (Swiss and foreign) and covers up to up to 100,000 CHF per bank per depositor. Basler Kantonalbank is a member of esisuisse – Deposit Insurance and makes its contributions into it.
Basler Kantonalbank is headquartered in Basel.