ZKB (the Zurich Cantonal Bank) is the largest cantonal bank and fourth largest bank in Switzerland, as well as the leading financial services provider in the Greater Zurich area, with total assets of over CHF 158 billion. Our core activities include financing businesses, asset and wealth management, trading, capital market transactions, deposits, payment transactions and card business.
ZKB, as an independent, incorporated public-law institution, is wholly owned by the Canton of Zurich. Ultimate supervision of ZKB is the responsibility of the Cantonal Council of Zurich, whose duties are laid down in Zurich's Cantonal Bank Act.
Under the law, the canton of Zurich bears responsibility for all ZKB's liabilities should the bank's resources prove inadequate. This cantonal guarantee acts as a stabilizing force for the financial market as a whole, particularly in times of economic uncertainty.
Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) is wholly owned by the canton of Zurich.