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058 211 21 00

(Mon. to Fri. from 7.30am to 7.30pm and Sat. from 9am to 4pm)
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Banque Cantonale de Genève
Quai de l'Ile 17 - CP 2251
1211 Genève 2

Fax : +41 58 211 21 99

CCP CHF12-1-2
CCP EUR91-518772-8
GIIN:   CGGLK0.00000.LE.756

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Currency operations

The BCGE offers a complete range of services for most currency operations, buying or selling one currency against another foreign currency or CHF at market rates.


  • Instruments to suit your needs, together with quality advice
  • Efficient processing to fully execute your orders
  • Competitive fees and tailored services provided by our specialists
  • Rigorous and personalised monitoring by our Trading Room
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The essentials

A wide range of instruments depending on your needs

Currency transactions : buying or selling one currency against another foreign currency or CHF at market rates.

Limited currency orders : monitoring your limited purchase and/or sales orders in the main financial centres.

Selling a covered option : type of operation aimed at investors who:
  • hold and operate with monetary investments (be it fixed-term deposits or fiduciary investments)
  • are seeking a marked improvement in their return
  • wish/are not opposed to using a different currency than that of the initial investment
Dual currency investment : a money market operation with a higher interest rate than that of a standard investment. Its specificity lies in the fact that the choice of currency in which the capital is repaid is tied to an exchange rate.

Vanilla Options : An option is a contract giving its buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy (or to sell) a certain quantity of underlying assets at a specified strike price on or before a specified date, the buyer having to pay a premium.

BARRIER Options : more advantageous operations from a buying standpoint as they are cheaper than Vanilla options. However they include option exercise clauses which have to be complied with.

ARO Options(Average Rate Option or Asian option) : an option whose payoff is determined by the average underlying price over the whole period. If the option is exercised, the holder receives the the difference between the base value and the average value.
Further information
The BCGE trading room offers a full range of services covering most financial products and exchange operations. Our specialists are available from 8am to 6pm.

Please call us

058 211 21 00
Monday to Friday
7.30am  - 7.30pm

9am  - 4pm

Exchange rates


EUR EUR Atm 1.154 
EUREUR 1.1639 cours euro en hausse
USDUSD1.0387 cours usd en hausse
GBPGBP1.3271 cours usd en hausse
YENYEN0.9367 cour du yen en hausse
EUR EUR Atm 1.117 
EUREUR1.1071 cours euro en hausse
USDUSD0.9511 cours usd en hausse
GBPGBP1.2056 cours usd en hausse
YENYEN0.8647 cour du yen en hausse

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BCGE group investment strategy

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Stock market prices

BCGE 192.00 -0.52% cours en baisse
SMI 9,003.91 0.07% cours en hausse
cours action bcge Data source: SIX Financial Information SA
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   Banque Cantonale de Genève
   Case postale 2251
   1211 Genève 2
   Tél: 058 211 21 00