Cembra is a leading Swiss provider of financing solutions and services. Our product range includes consumer credit products such as personal loans and auto leases and loans, credit cards, the insurance sold in this context, invoice financing, and deposits and savings products.
We have over 1 million customers in Switzerland and employ about 1,000 people from 42 different countries. We have our headquarters in Zurich and operate across Switzerland through our network of branches and our online distribution channels, as well as our credit card partners, independent intermediaries and car dealers.
We have been listed as an independent Swiss bank on the SIX Swiss Exchange since October 2013. Cembra is rated A– by Standard & Poor’s and is included in the MSCI ESG Leaders Index and in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.
Attractive financial products and a customer-oriented service have enabled us to extend our client base year after year. As of 31 December 2022, 1,054,000 customers had placed their trust in Cembra.
We offer a broad range of financing solutions in Switzerland:
The roots of Cembra date back to 1912, when Banque commerciale et agricole E. Uldry & Cie. was founded in Fribourg. This bank later became Bank Prokredit. In 1999, GE Capital merged Bank Prokredit with Bank Aufina, which it had acquired in 1997. In October 2013, the Bank separated from its parent company GE, went public and was rebranded as Cembra Money Bank AG. In 2019, we strengthened our market position by acquiring the consumer finance provider cashgate. At the start of 2020, we changed our brand name to Cembra.
The Bank is named after the Swiss cembra pine (Pinus cembra), a sturdy and resilient tree with strong roots. This symbolises our Bank’s strength and our origin.