Alternative Bank Schweiz AG

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Business Focus

sustainable banking

Alternative Bank Schweiz (ABS) is focused on principles of ethical banking. Alternative Bank Schweiz provides savings, investments, company financing, real estate and monetary transactions. Loans are issued principally in the area of social or ecological housing, organic agriculture, renewable energy. Alternative Bank Schweiz also offers investment advice and investment funds. Alternative Bank Schweiz offers its products and services to natural and legal persons, partnerships and corporations whose residence or place of business is in Switzerland.

Bank Category

Other banks


retail banking
business banking


natural persons

Area Served



current accounts
debit cards
prepaid cards
credit cards
savings accounts
time deposit accounts
consumer loans
mortgage loans
pension accounts
investment funds
sustainable business loans

International Transfers

SWIFT Transfers
SEPA Credit Transfers
SEPA Instant Transfers
SEPA Direct Debits

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Account Opening

Becoming a client of Alternative Bank Schweiz AG can be done in a few steps:

Visit bank branch

Due to regulatory requirements Alternative Bank Schweiz AG performs KYC/AML checks when establishing business relationships with a new client. While onboarding a private individual Alternative Bank Schweiz AG will ask him/her to provide the following documents: passport; proof of address. For corporate clients Alternative Bank Schweiz AG will ask to provide corporate documentation as well as information about controlling persons. Alternative Bank Schweiz AG may request additional documentation or information depending on the case. Alternative Bank Schweiz AG performs client's identity verification via branch visit.

Ways to Bank

Alternative Bank Schweiz AG delivers its products and services through both direct and indirect channels, namely:
online banking


Total Assets of Alternative Bank Schweiz AG
Market Share of Alternative Bank Schweiz AG
Total Assets (2019)
1,920.32 mln CHF  (+6.68%)

Alternative Bank Schweiz AG is the 91st largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets. In 2019 its total assets were 1 920,32 mln CHF, providing the bank with the market share of 0.06%.

Deposit Guarantee

Guarantee Fund
esisuisse – Deposit Insurance (ESI)esisuisse – Deposit Insurance (ESI)
Protected Amount
up to 100,000 CHF
Eligible Depositors
private individuals (Swiss and foreign)
legal entities (Swiss and foreign)
Covered Accounts
credit balances

Alternative Bank Schweiz 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. Alternative Bank Schweiz AG is a member of esisuisse – Deposit Insurance (ESI) and makes its contributions into it.


Amthausquai 21, 4601, Olten, Switzerland
062 206 16 16
062 206 16 17

Alternative Bank Schweiz AG is headquartered in Olten.

Bank Identifiers

Company Number

Bank Supervision

Supervised By
Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority
Reference Number

Alternative Bank Schweiz AG is authorized and supervised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (reference number 24930013580).

Bank History


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