Private account

For day-to-day banking transactions such as salary payments, payment and securities transactions, and card transactions.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Simple payment transactions in Switzerland and abroad
  • Available in CHF, EUR, USD and GBP
  • Withdrawals possible up to 500,000 p.a. and per currency
  • Cashless payments possible with Maestro and credit cards
  • Free access to your account 24 hours a day via CIC eLounge

For your day-to-day banking transactions

The private account allows you to carry out day-to-day banking transactions (payment and securities transactions, cashless payments, mortgage payments, etc.) easily and flexibly.
Also available with the private account are Maestro cards in CHF, as well as credit cards in CHF, EUR, USD and GBP.
The client relationship fee of CHF 25* per quarter is charged only once per person, irrespective of the number of accounts they hold. It includes all fees and expenses for all the transaction accounts held as part of your client relationship, including foreign currency accounts, as well as other services. Maestro and credit cards are subject to an additional fee.
A maximum of two private accounts per client and currency can be opened.
We also offer you flexible withdrawal conditions. We do not impose any restrictions on withdrawals for securities and purchases of precious metals or for interest and amortisation payments. Amounts of up to 500,000 p.a. and per currency can be paid out without advance notice. Higher amounts are subject to a notice period of three months. In the event of failure to comply with the notice period, a charge of 0.5% of the amount exceeding the limit shall be imposed at the end of the month or at the time of the account withdrawal.
More definitive information on the terms and conditions for the account can be found in the overview of range of accounts of Bank CIC.
* In principle, the fee of CHF 75 per quarter applies to persons domiciled abroad and with a business volume of less than CHF 100,000.

Preconditions for opening an account online:
  • Accounts can currently only be opened online by individuals who are adult, resident in Switzerland and have one of the following nationalities: Swiss, German, French or Italian*.

  • Your identity will be verified during the online account-opening process on the basis of a valid identity document (passport or identity card). It is easiest if you use your mobile device for this.

  • To finish the opening, you need to pay at least CHF 1.00 into your new account at Bank CIC from a Swiss account in your name.

  • Once your first account has been successfully activated, you will be able to open other accounts (including in foreign currencies) and custody accounts easily in CIC eLounge.

* If you wish to open an account but are not a Swiss, German, French or Italian national, please visit our branch in Basel or another location in Switzerland in person with your passport to hand so that we can carry out the necessary checks to confirm your identity. You are also welcome to call our Private Clients team on 058 268 16 00 or request an advisory meeting.


If you do not meet the conditions for opening an account online or you have any questions when opening an account, please write us or call us on 058 268 16 00 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.).