About BCVS Our portrait

At a glance


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:

  • 11'000'000 registered shares B issued having a par value of CHF 10.00 each 
  • 4'800'000 registered shares A issued having a par value of CHF 10.00 each

Shareholding structure

Holder of registered shares: 13,850 as of 31.12.2015


54 outlets: 27 branches and 27 representative offices 78 Bancomat automated teller machines (ATMs)

Staff numbers

533 employees, including apprentices/459.7 full-time equivalents (FTE)

Profits in 2015

Operating profit: CHF 110,392 million
Net profits for the year: CHF 56,819 million

Key figures over the last two years

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