Luzerner Kantonalbank AG
Phone +41 41 206 26 45
Traditional full-service bank for discerning clients
Founded in 1850, Luzerner Kantonalbank is the leading bank in Canton Lucerne. As a classic, full-service bank, Luzerner Kantonalbank offers all the services that you would expect form a modern bank for discerning clients. With all of its liabilities covered by a state guarantee, Luzerner Kantonalbank enjoys a high degree of trust and is an acknowledged partner to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canton Lucerne and the rest of German-speaking Switzerland.
The Luzerner Kantonalbank group includes the LUKB Wachstumskapital AG (venture capital firm) and the LKB Expert Fondsleitung which successfully manages four investment funds.
In Switzerland’s top ten
With total assets of about CHF 25 billion and a staff of about 1,000, Luzerner Kantonalbank numbers among Switzerland’s ten largest banks. Including reserves, its equity capital is about CHF 2 billion. Furthermore, 26 branches throughout the canton means that Luzerner Kantonalbank has by far the densest banking network in the region.
Canton Lucerne as principal shareholder
Luzerner Kantonalbank has been a joint stock company under Art. 260 of the Swiss Code of Obligations since 2001. Its principal shareholder is Canton Lucerne, which holds about 61 percent of the bank’s shares. Around 39 percent of registered shares are owned by a broad cross-section of the public.
The state guarantee, for which the bank pays a fee, is rooted in the Swiss Cantonal Bank Act. It is also regulated by law that at least 51 percent of the shares of Luzerner Kantonalbank must remain in the ownership of Canton Lucerne.
Local and global
Luzerner Kantonalbank private banking offers bespoke advisory services combined with comprehensive information. Servcies encompass advice on investments, pensions, inheritance matters, as well as wealth management. With a location in Zurich, Luzerner Kantonalbank maintains a presence in Switzerland's major centre of private banking.