History

PKB was established in Zurich in 1958 as Privat Kredit Bank. Its history is that of a straightforward, fair and transparent bank, which has grown over time in size and prestige.

  • 1958

    Year of creation

  • Opening of a branch in Lugano

    1969

  • 1984

    Opening of a branch in Geneva

  • Acquisition of Banque Worms & Cie (Switzerland) SA in Geneva

    1990

  • 1995

    Creation of Privat Kredit Bank Ltd. In St. John's, Antigua (West Indies)

  • Change of the company name to PKB Privatbank

    1998

  • 2000

    Transfer of the head office to Lugano

  • Acquisition of 30% of Cassa Lombarda Spa, Milan

    2001

  • 2004

    Acquisition of Banca Monte Paschi (Switzerland) SA in Lugano

  • Acquisition of a shareholding in EIH Endurance Investments Holding SA

    2005

  • 2009

    Opening of a branch in Bellinzona

  • Acquisition of Banca Gesfid in Lugano

    2010

  • 2012

    Acquisition of CMB Banque Privée (Suisse) SA in Lugano

  • Creation of PKB Banca Privada (Panama) SA

    2012

  • 2013

    Acquisition of LLB (Switzerland) SA, Lugano branch

  • Acquisition of Alasia Investments SA and opening of a branch in Lausanne

    2014

  • 2014

    Creation of PKB Servizi Fiduciari SpA in Milan

  • Transfer of PKB Privatbank LTD, Antigua to Ansbacher (Bahamas)

    2015

  • 2016

    PKB increases its shareholding in Cassa Lombarda to 99.5%