Bank Frey & Co. AG

Since 2012 Bank Frey & Co. AG was subject of investigation of the United States Department of Justice on suspicion of tax evasion. On 17 October 2013, the bank announced that it would cease its activities. It's said in the statement that the bank's shareholders had opted for the bank to cease operations because tighter rules on banks accepting clients from the United States and other countries had made regulatory costs unsustainable.

Bank Category

Stock exchange banks

Bank Frey & Co. AG participates in deposit guarantee scheme of Switzerland. This scheme covers accounts up to 100 000 CHF per bank per depositor.


8021, Zürich, Switzerland
044 204 33 00
044 204 33 99

Bank Frey & Co. AG was headquartered in Zürich.

Bank Identifiers


Deposit Guarantee

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

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 Bank Frey & Co. 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)
Covered Currencies  all
Maximum Protected Amount  100 000 CHF
Paid In Currency  CHF

Further Information


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 Bank Frey & Co. AG and its components are shown in the table below.

Bank BIC Code  FREY
Country Code  CH (Switzerland)
Location Code  ZZ
Branch Code  XXX