Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG

As part of Centrum Bank Group strategic development, the activities of Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG were consolidated at the parent bank in Liechtenstein (Centrum Bank AG), and the banking licence of Centrum Bank (Sschweiz) AG was returned in mid-2014. On 7 January 2015 all shares of Centrum Bank AG (Liechtensteim) were acquired by VP Bank AG.

Bank Category
Foreign-controlled banks

Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG was the 170th largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets. In 2013 its total assets were 476,91 mln CHF, providing the bank with the market share of 0.01%. Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG was the 60th largest foreign-controlled bank in Switzerland (out of 93 banks) having market share of 0.17% amongst the banks of this category.

Rank in Switzerland
170th largest bank

Total Assets (2013)
476.91 mln CHF  (+58.26%)

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

Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG was headquartered in Zürich.

Bellerivestrasse 42, 8034, Zürich, Switzerland
044 233 31 33
044 233 31 22

Financial Positions

Total Assets (2013)
476.91 mln CHF  (+58.26%)

In 2013 total assets of Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG were 476.91 mln CHF. Growth compared to the previous period (2012) was 58.26%. The evolution of the total assets of Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG is shown at Chart 1 below.

Total Assets of Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG.

Chart 1. Total Assets of Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG.

Market Position and Market Share (among banks in Switzerland)

Total Assets (2013)
170th (market share 0.01%)

In 2013 Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG was the 170th largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets, having 0.01% of market share.

Market share of Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG

Chart 2. Market share of Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG

Several banks with market shares closest to Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG are shown below.

RankNameTotal AssetsMarket Share
172Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services AG480.09 mln CHF0.02%
170 Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG (closed)476.91 mln CHF0.01%
164 Caisse d'Epargne Riviera, société coopérative475.43 mln CHF0.02%

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 Centrum Bank (Schweiz) 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 Centrum Bank (Schweiz) AG and its components are shown in the table below.

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