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Message from the President
To be the most respected financial institution based on trust, service and commitment.
Habib Bank AG Zurich (HBZ) was established in Switzerland in 1967 on a solid foundation of banking tradition that spans several generations. Traditional banking values set in the context of international banking has determined HBZ's corporate philosophy - "Service with Security" - for over 45 years in operation.
Providing corporate, personal, private, and correspondent banking products, we offer highly personalised service through our international network of branches, subsidiaries and affiliates. All group banking functions are managed out of the Head Office located in Zurich, Switzerland at 59 Weinbergstrasse. The group Private Banking division is based nearby at 53a Weinbergstrasse.
HBZ, a technology pioneer and leader in the banking sector offers a wide range of financial products and services complemented by innovative delivery channels.
Our Motto - Service With Security
HBZ is the heir to a rich tradition of commerce and banking dating back to 1841. The international banking and financial community respects HBZ for its conservative approach and its emphasis on high liquidity. The excellent reputation that the bank enjoys today is mainly due to its long tradition, international experience and a team of dedicated professionals who offer personal, friendly and efficient service.
As a Swiss incorporated bank, we offer a high level of confidentiality and strict adherence to the rules and regulations of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and several other international banking regulators.
"THE BANKER" Magazine (July 2012 issue) ranked HBZ as the "5th Most Sound Bank" in Switzerland and as the "152nd Soundest Bank" in the world, moving up from 174th in 2011.
|World ranking in soundness (out of 1000 banks)||152||174||155||110||198||224|
|Ranking in Switzerland (out of 312 banks)||27||26||28||27||25||27|
|Ranking in Switzerland in soundness (out of 312 banks)||5||5||4||3||4||6|
|B/S capital adequacy ratio||19.36||16.09||14.5||15.3||14.78||14.78|
These rankings further demonstrate HBZ's reputation and enable it to liaise with a wide range of international banks, including leading global financial institutions on equal footing. Moreover, this also allows HBZ to provide bespoke solutions based on individual client needs.
Today, with over 90 years of banking tradition, HBZ is positioned as a leading international bank, providing business and personal financial services, with a focus on owner-operated enterprises across the globe.