About BCVS Our portrait

At a glance

Establishment

1917: set up
1993: transformed into a public limited company

Legal status

Public-law limited company under the terms of Article 763, para. 1, of the Swiss Code of Obligations, instituted by the Law on Banque Cantonale du Valais dated 1st October 1991.

State guarantee

The State of Valais stands as guarantor for all of the BCVs’ liabilities and commitments.

Object laid down in the Articles of Incorporation

Provision of universal-banking services in accordance with the general interests of the Canton. Contribution to the smooth development of the Valais’ economy within the limits of prudential rules and regulations in the banking industry.

Stock exchange listing

SIX Swiss Exchange

Share capital

158 million Swiss francs
15,800,000 registered shares with a value of CHF 10 each

Shareholding structure

Holder of registered shares: 13,658 as of 31.12.2018

Network

45 outlets: 30 branches and 15 representative offices 79 Bancomat automated teller machines (ATMs)

Staff numbers

470,6 employees full-time equivalents (FTE)

Profits in 2018 in thousands of francs

Operating profit: CHF 116'011
Net profits for the year: CHF 67'077