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. Moody’s Investor Services rates the domestic banking industry as stable due to the stable market environment in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, solid fundamental financial data, and good liquidity and ownership structure.
The Top Banks in Liechtenstein:
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.
Net income: CHF 130.59 million (2019)
Total assets: CHF 38.50 billion (2019)
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 the bank 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 to its customers. They include retail banking, corporate banking, investment management, and private banking. Headquartered in Vaduz, LLB holds a market share of around 22%.
Net income: CHF 103.52 million (2020)
Total assets: CHF 23.57 billion (2020)
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. It is headquartered in Vaduz.
Net income: CHF 41.62 million (2020)
Total assets: CHF 13.52 billion (2020)
Bendura Bank (formerly Valartis Bank) was founded in 1998 and is the fourth-largest bank by assets in Liechtenstein. It 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. Bendura Bank is headquartered in Gamprin-Bendern and holds a market share of around 2.5%.
Net income: CHF 1.07 million (2020)
Total assets: CHF 1.71 billion (2020)
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. It is headquartered in Vaduz.
Net income: CHF 1.40 million (2019)
Total assets: CHF 297.7 million (2019)
Bank Frick Liechtenstein was founded in 1998 and is a family-run private bank. It 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.
Net income: CHF 4.38 million (2020)
Total assets: CHF 1.46 billion (2020)
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.
Net income: CHF 7.33 million (2020)
Total assets: CHF 1.35 billion (2020)
SIGMA Bank (formerly Volksbank) is an Austrian bank that set up operations in Liechtenstein in 1997. It 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 services.
However, the bank still offers a wide range of private banking services to its wealthy customers. SIGMA Bank was rebranded in 2018 and is headquartered in Schaan.
Net income: CHF 8.00 million (2019)
Total assets: CHF 836.10 million (2019)
Kaiser Partner is a private bank that was originally set up in 1963. It 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.
Net income: CHF 1.23 million (6/2020)
Total assets: CHF 609.48 million (6/2020)
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