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BNP Paribas in Switzerland

BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA founded in 1872 and has thus been present in Switzerland for 150 years as the oldest foreign bank. By financing the excavation work for the Gotthard and the Simplon tunnels, the bank already played an important role within the Swiss economy in the 19th century.

The bank employs more than 1,000 people at its three sites in Geneva, Zurich and Lugano.

A strategy specific to each business-line

At BNP Paribas in Switzerland, we focus on long-term development with a separate strategy for each business-line.

The integrated model of the BNP Paribas Group enables us to offer our customers the financial stability of a first rate bank in Europe with international reach and a full range of products and investment solutions.

By developing privileged long-term relationships with our customers, we aspire to contribute to sustainable and responsible growth.

BNP Paribas – the leading bank in Europe

BNP Paribas is the leading bank in the European Union and a leading international banking player. Present in 65 countries, with almost 190,000 employees, the Group has key positions in several banking and financial services activities, structured around three main operating divisions:

  • Commercial, Personal Banking & Services, which brings together the Group’s retail banking networks and several specialized businesses;
  • Investment & Protection Services (IPS) for savings, investment and protection solutions;
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB), which serves two client franchises: Corporate clients and institutional investors.

The operating divisions of BNP Paribas are organized to increase cooperation between the business lines. A global and joint approach enhances the expertise offered to our clients in order to advise them throughout a long-term relationship.

A diversified and integrated business model

Backed by a solid diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

To this end, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong international presence especially in the Americas, as well as a solid and fast growing business in Asia Pacific.

BNP Paribas is also implementing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group’s performance and stability.

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