120 years in Switzerland

Serving our clients for the past 120 years

Founded over 150 years ago, Societe Generale is one of Europe's leading financial services groups. Based on a universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a sustainable growth of strategy, putting its resources to work to finance the economy and its clients’ projects.

In 1897, Societe Generale established itself in Switzerland with the opening of a first branch in Lausanne, and then 30 years later in Zurich.

Throughout these 120 years of presence in Switzerland, the Group has developed a vast range of tailored financial advice and solutions in the areas of Private Banking, Corporate and Investment banking, Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking, Securities Services, Equipment financing and Vehicle fleet management.

The combination of local an international

Societe Generale intends to further strengthen its presence and invest in Switzerland, a key country in the Group's structure.
From Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne, our clients benefit from the strengths and international expertise of Societe Generale, combined with our knowledge of the local economic environment and our Swiss know-how.

Team spirit, innovation, responsibility and commitment are the core values shared by all of our employees, in Switzerland and abroad, and are central to our vision of a relationship-focused bank committed to serving its customers.



We are proud of our history and our presence in Switzerland. The Group underlines its commitment to this country where we are clearly stepping up our development.