The banking landscape in Switzerland is subject to constant change. This is also the theme of the current exhibition "Banks in transition: from counters to apps" which opened August 2022. The latest example of change is Credit Suisse. Now there is only one mega big bank, instead of two as before. The corresponding chapter "Banking Landscape Switzerland" in the exhibition must therefore be rewritten.
The exhibition "Banks in transition: from counters to apps"
The exhibition will remain until the summer of 2024 - the SKA share from 1912 is also on display ( video in German).
Over the past 20 years, the face of Swiss banks has changed significantly. Where once the personal contact in the branch office used to be a priority, banking has now arrived on the smartphone. Which leads to several questions: How do we pay, save and invest - today and in the future? Which institutions do we trust? The exhibition shows the origins of the Swiss banking system up until the Swiss financial center takes shape, and contrasts them with the current, digital trends in banking: from counters to apps. A selection of original historical securities will be used to showcase the types of Swiss banks, as well as global tech companies that are steadily driving digitization in the financial sector.
If the curators of the exhibition had wondered before the opening whether Credit Suisse would still exist at the end of the exhibition, the answer came sooner than expected; an era comes to an end in 2023. Reason enough to describe once again here the share of Credit Suisse's predecessor, the Schweizerische Kreditanstalt share, which is in the exhibition.