Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is a Swiss multinational financial services company under the Credit Suisse Group with headquarters in Zurich. Its main divisions of operation are Investment Banking, Private Banking and Asset Management all of which come together to provide all-round services to customers around the world. The bank has operations in more than 50 countries internationally and over 48,000 employees who work towards providing expert services. The bank has managed to be successful because of its ability to adjust its operations to suit the country it’s operating in.

Brief History

Founded in 1856 by Alfred Escher under the name Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (SKA, English: Swiss Credit Institution) as a way of contributing towards the development of Switzerland’s rail system through issuing loans before moving into retail banking. The bank has grown into an international company through various mergers and acquisitions.


The bank is divided into three regionally focused divisions which work together to provide holistic financial solutions with tailored advice and solutions. These divisions are; Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management and Asia Pacific. The main focuses of business are:

  • Private Clients – Credit Suisse provides financial solutions for ordinary people such as banking, mortgages, financial planning and investment advice.
  • Asset Management – By following the latest trends and keeping a close eye on the global market, Credit Suisse promises to help you with your asset management solutions.
  • Corporates and Institutions – The financial needs of larger organizations are very unique and require the expertise of knowledgeable of professionals such as those at Credit Suisse.
  • Investment Banking – The experts at Credit Suisse use their knowledge to assess the markets to give the best advice on which moves to make that’ll give the best returns.


Key Stats
Operating income (2015): $33,806,000$ | (2014): $36,501,000$ | (2013): $41,937,000$

Credit Suisse Switzerland Head Office Address
Uetlibergstrasse 231, P.O. Box 700 8070 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 333 11 11
One Cabot Square, E144QJ London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7888 8888
New York
Eleven Madison Avenue, New York, United States
Tel: +1 212 325 2000


Support hotlines
Credit Suisse Customer Service Center (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm)
– from Switzerland: 0848 880 844
– from abroad: +41 848 880 844
Credit Suisse Online & Mobile Banking (Monday to Friday, 8am to 10pm. Saturday + Sunday, 9 am to 4pm)
– from Switzerland: 0844 800 888
– from abroad: +41 844 800 888
Credit Suisse Mortgages(Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm)
– from Switzerland: 0844 100 114
– from abroad: +41 844 100 114


Credit Suisse Customers support (24h):
Credit Suisse Maestro Help-Line
– from Switzerland: 0800 800 488
– from abroad: +41 800 800 488
Credit Suisse Credit Cards
– from abroad: +41 44 659 69 03
Bonviva Banking Packages Silver & Gold
– from Switzerland: 0844 000 880
– from abroad: +41 44 440 47 47
Bonviva Platium Banking Package
– from Switzerland: 0844 000 880
– from abroad: +41 44 440 53 53


SWIFT / BIC codes of the Credit Suisse Switzerland
Credit Suisse Switzerland Bank: CRESCHZZ XXX

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