BCGE: Banking based on trust

BCGE: Banking based on trust
Mario Al-Jebouri

The Swiss State Bank of Geneva offers diversified and high-quality banking services to private and institutional customers

The Swiss State Bank of Geneva (Banque Cantonale de Geneve - "BCGE") was founded in 1816 in the city centre of Geneva as a result of the merger between Caisse d'Epargne (Savings Bank) and the Banque hypothécaire (Mortgage Bank). It has a presence in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne, abroad via the Banque Cantonale de Genève (France) SA entity, as well as its representative offices in Hong Kong and Dubai.
BCGE, as a universal service financial institution, provides diversified and high-quality banking services to private and institutional customers, such as everyday banking facilities, private banking and asset management, real estate financing and mortgages, global trade and commodity finance services, lending to the private and public sectors, financial engineering and corporate finance.
BCGE has a number of distinctive and very appealing propositions, namely:
- State-Owned
- Universal bank model
- High degree of diversification
- Open architecture
- Simplicity and transparency
- Unparallelled knowledge and expertise on Swiss market
The bank is rated A+/A-1/negative by rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P). BCGE is listed on the Swiss stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange (stock no. 35 049 471). 
Dimension S.A. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BCGE, specialising in business valuation and transmission, and has a head office in Lausanne and a branch in Geneva. 
Capital Transmission S.A. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BCGE whose mission is to assist businesses and investors financially, with equity or quasi-equity. Capital Transmission has an investment capacity that enables it to finance the long-term expansion of mature businesses, to ensure their consolidation or to facilitate their transmission, by acquiring minority shareholdings or through mezzanine financing. 
For further information on the bank and its activities, please contact the BCGE representative office in Dubai on +971-4-329 8300 or e-mail the head of the representative office Mario Al-Jebouri on

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