T3: Institutions offering payment services / instruments
(units, unless otherwise stated; end of year)
Year
«  2015  »
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total number of institutions offering
 payment services/instruments
nap298284285276
Breakdown of 'total number of institutions offering
 payment services/instruments' by category
Central banknap1111
Number of branches or offices 1nap8888
Number of payment accounts 2nap490468462449
Value of payment accounts (CHF millions)nap368,437362,536386,270467,707
Banks
Total number of entitiesnap297283275266
Number of branches or officesnap2,5872,5792,5482,469
Number of payment accounts (thousands)napnavnavnavnav
Partial breakdown of 'banks, number of payment accounts'
Of which: internet-linked (thousands)napnavnavnavnav
Value of payment accounts (CHF millions) 3nap725,753827,197873,814856,783
Breakdown of 'banks' by subcategory
Cantonal banks
Total number of entities 4nap24242424
Number of branches or officesnap700687677660
Number of payment accounts (thousands)napnavnavnavnav
Value of payment accounts (CHF millions) 5nap98,375101,610103,484100,103
Big banks
Total number of entities 6nap2223
Number of branches or officesnap557550549538
Number of payment accounts (thousands)napnavnavnavnav
Value of payment accounts (CHF millions) 5nap311,971338,178354,833341,901
Regional and savings banks
Total number of entities 7nap66646362
Number of branches or officesnap377370367358
Number of payment accounts (thousands)napnavnavnavnav
Value of payment accounts (CHF millions) 3nap14,70015,61716,09820,258
Raiffeisen banks
Total number of entities 8nap1111
Number of branches or officesnap327323312299
Number of payment accounts (thousands)napnavnavnavnav
Value of payment accounts (CHF millions) 5nap12,14912,97813,48422,639
Other bank categories
Total number of entities 9nap176165158150
Number of branches or officesnap588614604578
Number of payment accounts (thousands)napnavnavnavnav
Value of payment accounts (CHF millions) 5nap281,433352,272378,777362,670
Branches of foreign banks
Total number of entitiesnap28272726
Number of branches of foreign banksnap38353936
Number of payment accounts (thousands)napnavnavnavnav
Value of payment accounts (CHF millions) 5nap7,1256,5417,1389,211
Non-banks offering payment services/instruments
Total number of entitiesnapnavnav99
Breakdown of 'non-banks offering payment services/
 instruments, total number of entities' by subcategory
Non-banks offering storage of value
 (on a payment account or on a device)
Total number of entities 10napnavnav44
Number of branches or officesnapnavnavnavnav
Number of payment accounts (thousands)napnavnavnavnav
Value of payment accounts (CHF millions) 11napnavnav2734
Non-banks relying on storage of value on payment
 accounts or on a device offered by others
Total number of entitiesnapnavnav55
MEMO: FOCUS on E-MONEY
Total number of e-money issuersnapnavnav88
Partial breakdown of 'total number of e-money issuers'
 by type of institution
Of which: non-banksnapnavnav44
Total outstanding e-money value (CHF millions) 11napnavnav557544
Partial breakdown of 'total outstanding e-money value'
 by type of institution
Of which: issued by a non-bank (CHF millions) 11napnavnav2734
 1 The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has two head offices (Berne and Zurich) and six representative offices (Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano and St Gallen). 2 Number of sight deposits of banks and non-banks held at the SNB. 3 Liabilities due to customers on sight in all currencies 4 The subcatories of banks are defined by the SNB and are based on a number of different characteristics such as business focus, geographic scope of activities and legal status of banks rather than their importance in the Swiss payment industry. For information on cantonal banks, see https://data.snb.ch/en/topics/banken#!/doc/explanations_banken#banks_cat5 Liabilities due to customers on sight in all currencies. 6 The subcatories of banks are defined by the SNB and are based on a number of different characteristics such as business focus, geographic scope of activities and legal status of banks rather than their importance in the Swiss payment industry. For information on big banks, see https://data.snb.ch/en/topics/banken#!/doc/explanations_banken#banks_cat7 The subcatories of banks are defined by the SNB and are based on a number of different characteristics such as business focus, geographic scope of activities and legal status of banks rather than their importance in the Swiss payment industry. For information on regional and savings banks, see https://data.snb.ch/en/topics/banken#!/doc/explanations_banken#banks_cat8 The subcatories of banks are defined by the SNB and are based on a number of different characteristics such as business focus, geographic scope of activities and legal status of banks rather than their importance in the Swiss payment industry. Together, legally autonomous Raiffeisen banks form the Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative, which takes on tasks for the Raiffeisen banks as one group. For further information on Raiffeisen banks, see https://data.snb.ch/en/topics/banken#!/doc/explanations_banken#banks_cat9 The subcategories of banks are defined by the SNB and are based on a number of different characteristics such as business focus, geographic scope of activities and legal status of banks rather than their importance in the Swiss payment industry. Other bank categories comprises stock exchange banks, private bankers, foreign-controlled banks and other banking institutions. For further information on these SNB bank categories, see https://data.snb.ch/en/topics/banken#!/doc/explanations_banken#banks_cat. 10  2012: PostFinance, the financial unit of Swiss Post, has been offering payment services as a non-bank based on the Postal Organisation Act. Since mid-2013, PostFinance has held a banking licence. As of 2013, data relating to PostFinance are reported under "Banks". For consistency reasons with the revised red book methodology, 2012 data relating to PostFinance are not shown in this time series. In 2012, the number of PostFinance's branches and offices, including post offices and agenies of Swiss Post that offered payment services, was 2,226, the number of accounts 4,549 thousand, the value of accounts CHF 99,160 million. 11  2017: Improvement of data quality due to entities' adjustments of their reporting practice.