Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG (formerly Bank Sarasin & Cie AG)

Founded in 1841, J. Safra Sarasin is in international private bank providing asset and wealth management and investment banking products and services.

Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG is the 28th largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets. In 2016 its total assets were 20 069,54 mln CHF, providing the bank with the market share of 0.65%. Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG is the 3rd largest foreign-controlled bank in Switzerland (out of 81 banks) having market share of 8.11% amongst the banks of this category.

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

Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG is headquartered in Basel.

Elisabethenstrasse 62, 4002, Basel, Switzerland
061 277 77 77
061 272 02 05
Bank Category
Foreign-controlled banks
Start Date
Total Assets (2016)
20 069.54 mln CHF  (+6.32%)
Deposit Guarantee
100 000 CHF
Company Number

Financial Positions

Total Assets (2016)
20 069.54 mln CHF  (+6.32%)

In 2016 total assets of Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG were 20 069.54 mln CHF. Growth compared to the previous period (2015) was 6.32%. The evolution of the total assets of Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG is shown at Chart 1 below.

Total Assets of Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG. Chart 1. Total Assets of Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG.

Market Position and Market Share (among banks in Switzerland)

Total Assets (2016)
28th (market share 0.65%)

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 J. Safra Sarasin 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

Bank Identifiers

Any bank can be identified for different purposes and hence can have several different identifiers.


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 J. Safra Sarasin AG and its components are shown in the table below.

Bank BIC Code  SARA
Country Code  CH (Switzerland)
Location Code  BB
Branch Code  XXX

Company Registration Number

Company Registration Number is a distinctive code issued upon registration of a new company. This code can be used to find data about the company in a national company register.

Company Number  CHE-105.933.773

European Presence: 7 banks in 7 countries

This bank operates in the following European countries and selected dependent territories of the European countries:







  •  (this bank) Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG (Basel)

United Kingdom