Bank Gutenberg AG

On September 24, 2014 Bank Gutenberg AG signed a settlement agreement with British Columbia Securities Commission, admitting that the bank traded securities on behalf of British Columbia residents, contrary to the legal requirement to be registered. The bank agreed to pay $850,000 to the Commission, $50,000 of which represents the cost of the investigation. Bank Gutenberg then ceased its operations.

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Total Assets (2013)
200.62 mln CHF  (-1.67%)

Bank Gutenberg AG was the 231st largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets. In 2013 its total assets were 200,62 mln CHF, providing the bank with the market share of 0.01%.

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


Gutenbergstrasse 10, 8027, Zürich, Switzerland
043 311 20 00
043 311 20 01

Bank Gutenberg AG was headquartered in Zürich.

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Financial Positions

Total Assets (2013)
200.62 mln CHF  (-1.67%)

In 2013 total assets of Bank Gutenberg AG were 200.62 mln CHF. Decline compared to the previous period (2012) was -1.67%. The evolution of the total assets of Bank Gutenberg AG is shown at Chart 1 below.

Total Assets of Bank Gutenberg AG.

Chart 1. Total Assets of Bank Gutenberg AG.

Market Share and Rank (among banks in Switzerland)

Total Assets (2013)
231st (market share 0.01%)

In 2013 Bank Gutenberg AG was ranked the 231st largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets, having 0.01% of the domestic market share.

Market share of Bank Gutenberg AG (among banks in Switzerland)

Chart 2. Market share of Bank Gutenberg AG (among banks in Switzerland)

Several banks having the market shares and ranks closest to Bank Gutenberg AG are shown below.

RankNameTotal AssetsMarket Share
209 Spar- und Leihkasse Wynigen AG206.88 mln CHF0.01%
231 Bank Gutenberg AG (closed)200.62 mln CHF0.01%
229 NPB Neue Privat Bank AG198.96 mln CHF0.00%

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 Gutenberg 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 Gutenberg AG and its components are shown in the table below.

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