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Top Banks in Liechtenstein

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Overview of Banks in Liechtenstein

Financial services account for over one-fourth of Liechtenstein’s GDP. Banks in Liechtenstein specialize in private banking and wealth management and are some of the best-capitalized banks in the world. Their high equity ratio allowed banks in Liechtenstein to deal with the 2008 financial crisis better than other European banks. There are 15 private banks in Liechtenstein, with the banking sector reporting combined assets of CHF60,556,000,000 as of 2015.

 

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Top Banks in Liechtenstein:

LGT Bank

LGT Bank, originally known as the Liechtenstein Global Trust Bank, is the largest of the banks in Liechtenstein, holding a market share of around 46%. Founded in 1920, LGT Bank currently operates in over 20 countries. The bank is owned and operated by the Princely House of Liechtenstein and is known for providing highly specialized private banking and asset management services. LGT Bank holds a long-term credit rating of Aa2 (high grade) from Moody’s. It is headquartered in Vaduz.

Total Assets in 2015: CHF29,108,000,000 (-5.16%)

Total Profit in 2015: CHF112,300,000 (-77.18%)

 

Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG

The Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG (LLB) was founded in 1861 and is one of the oldest and largest financial institutions in the Principality of Liechtenstein. Although LLB was privatized in 1993, the state of Liechtenstein remains its largest shareholder. LLB is the second largest bank in Liechtenstein and offers a wide range of services its customers. These include retail banking, corporate banking, investment management, and private banking. Headquartered in Vaduz, LLB holds a market share of around 22%.

Total Assets in 2015: CHF14,223,200,000 (-1.58%)

Total Profit in 2015: CHF77,600,000 (+1.57%)

 

VP Bank

Founded in 1956, VP Bank is the third largest of the banks in Liechtenstein by assets. VP Bank provides private banking services, specialized asset management, and specialized investment advisory services. The bank owns and operates a subsidiary known as Centrum Bank, which provides a wide range of standard commercial banking services. VP Bank holds a market share of around 17% and is one of the fastest growing banks in Liechtenstein. The bank is headquartered in Vaduz.

Total Assets in 2015: CHF11,083,100,000 (+18.97%)

Total Profit in 2015: CHF41,200,000 (+98.08%)

 

Valartis Bank

Valartis Bank was set up in 1998 and is the fourth largest bank by assets in Liechtenstein. Valartis Bank offers specialized private banking services, which include asset management services, to its wealthy customers. The bank also operates as a standard investment bank and its investment advisory team is one of the best in Liechtenstein, offering investment in financial instruments across the world. Valartis Bank Liechtenstein is headquartered in Gamprin-Bendern and holds a market share of around 2.5%.

Total Assets in 2015: CHF1,671,000,000 (-16.34%)

Total Profit in 2015: CHF6,000,000 (-64.91%)

 

Banque Havilland (Liechtenstein) AG

Banque Havilland Liechtenstein is one of the private banks in Liechtenstein. The bank was created in 2014 when Banque Havilland acquired Banque Pasche Liechtenstein. It is the fifth largest bank in Liechtenstein by assets and holds a market share of around 2.5%. Banque Havilland Liechtenstein specializes in providing private banking services to its customers. The bank is headquartered in Vaduz.

Total Assets in 2015: CHF1,509,000,000 (+507.73%)

Total Profit in 2015: CHF2,700,000

 

Bank Frick

Bank Frick Liechtenstein was founded in 1998 and is a family-run private bank. Bank Frick offers private banking services such as specialized asset management, investment advisory services, and estate management. In addition, the bank develops and manages real estate investments in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, and Liechtenstein. It is the sixth largest bank in Liechtenstein by assets and holds a market share of around 2.3%. The bank is headquartered in Balzers.

Total Assets in 2015: CHF1430,000,000 (-10.81%)

Total Profit in 2015: CHF1,800,000 (-28%)

 

NEUE Bank

Founded in 1992, NEUE Bank is a private bank in Liechtenstein. The bank offers private banking services such as asset management, investment advisory services, and estate management services to its wealthy clients. Unlike the other private banks on this list, NEUE Bank, like a classical private bank, does not offer any investment products. It is the seventh largest bank by assets in Liechtenstein and holds a market share of around 1.9%. The bank is headquartered in Vaduz.

Total Assets in 2015: CHF1,178,800,000 (-10%)

Total Profit in 2015: CHF7,600,000 (+13.43%)

 

Volksbank

Volksbank is an Austrian bank that set up operations as one of the banks in Liechtenstein in 1997. Volksbank Liechtenstein started as a private bank but has since grown into a full-fledged commercial bank offering services such as retail banking, mortgages, and business financing. However, it still offers a wide range of private banking services to its wealthy customers. Volksbank Liechtenstein is the eighth largest bank in Liechtenstein by assets and holds a market share of around 1%. Volksbank Liechtenstein is headquartered in Schaan.

Total Assets in 2015: CHF710,900,000 (+7.44%)

Total Profit in 2015: CHF5,200,000 (23.81%)

 

Kaiser Partner

Kaiser Partner is a private bank that was originally set up in 1931. Kaiser Partner offers a wide range of private banking and asset management related services. As an investment bank, Kaiser Partner has earned a reputation for its responsible and sustainable investment practices over the years. It is the ninth largest bank in Liechtenstein by assets and holds a market share of around 0.80%. The bank is headquartered in Vaduz.

Total Assets in 2015: CHF 499,300,000 (-10.66%)

Total Profit in 2015: CHF 2,100,000 (-19.23%)

 

Raiffeisen Privatbank

Founded in 1998, Raiffeisen Privatbank offers private banking related services to its customers, providing them with highly personalized services. These services include traditional asset management, investment advisory services, and estate management. Along with its partnerships with other investment banks around the world, Raiffeisen Privatbank is the tenth largest of banks in Liechtenstein by assets and holds a market share of around 0.50%. Raiffeisen Privatbank Liechtenstein is part of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group and is headquartered in Vaduz.

Total Assets in 2015: CHF304,500,000 (-14.83%)

Total Profit in 2015: CHF1,000,000 (+233.33%)

 

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