Founded in 1834, Berner Kantonalbank AG is a universal bank, providing retail and corporate banking products mainly to the canton residents (natural persons and legal entities). Traditionally for cantonal banks, Berner Kantonalbank AG is especially strong in savings and mortgage products. Unlike most of the cantonal banks, Berner Kantonalbank AG doesn't have any state guarantee of its liabilities.
Berner Kantonalbank AG is the 14th largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets. In 2018 its total assets were 30 589,22 mln CHF, providing the bank with the market share of 0.95%. Berner Kantonalbank AG is the 5th largest cantonal bank in Switzerland (out of 24 cantonal banks) having market share of 5.10% amongst the banks of this category. In 2018 the bank's annual profit was 140,79 mln CHF. Berner Kantonalbank AG had 1 091 employees in 2015.
Berner Kantonalbank AG is rated by Moody's. Long-term credit rating assigned to the bank by Moody's is Aa1 (high grade).
Berner Kantonalbank AG 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. Berner Kantonalbank AG is a member of esisuisse – Deposit Insurance and makes its contributions into it.
Berner Kantonalbank AG is headquartered in Bern.
Berner Kantonalbank AG is authorized and supervised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (reference number CHE108955216).