About us

Typically Swiss: a bank with a history

The predecessor of Bank CIC, the Banque d’Alsace et de Lorraine (BAL), was founded in 1871 by Basel entrepreneurs for the financial concerns of other entrepreneurs. In 1909, Bank BAL opened its first counters in Basel.


Our entrepreneurial spirit has underpinned our business from the very beginning. Even after more than 100 years, it shapes our thoughts and actions.


Bank CIC has nine offices in Switzerland. Our Swiss management and our local employees ensure a solid integration into the Swiss banking landscape.


Financial stability thanks to strong roots

Bank CIC is a subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel. The French financial group Crédit Mutuel is one of the best capitalised banks in the world with 8.6 million members. Around 83 000 employees serve more than 36 million customers worldwide.


We build the financial future of our customers on the stable foundation of our parent company. At the same time, this affiliation ensures our customers access to an international network. The stable shareholder base and the clear ownership structure guarantee security, continuity and reliability.