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Banque Cantonale de Genève
Quai de l'Ile 17 - CP 2251
1211 Genève 2

Fax : +41 58 211 21 99

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CCP EUR91-518772-8
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BCGE Maestro card

BCGE Maestro card

The BCGE Maestro card is the indispensable means of payment for your ATM withdrawals and retail payments.


  • Contactless payment function for amounts up to CHF 40 without having to key in a code
  • Withdrawals are free of charge from the extensive ATM network of the Cantonal Banks
  • Preferential exchange rate for your operations in EUR on BCGE ATMs
  • Security against fraud by activating the geoblocking function and defining an appropriate limit
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The essentials

The ideal card to make your everyday life easier

Contactless payment

With your BCGE Maestro card, you can pay for your purchases from a majority of retailers in Switzerland and abroad.
Maestro contactless payment
  • Payments under CHF 40 can be made easily and without having to key in the PIN code at retailers displaying the pictogram above.
  • For amounts over CHF 40, you still have to key in your PIN code.
  • For security reasons, the contactless function is disabled when the Maestro card is sent to you.
    To activate the contactless function, you must first carry out a transaction by introducing the card into the ATM reader or a payment terminal (cash withdrawal, balance consultation, payment at a retailer). Once the function is activated, all you have to do is present your card close to the payment terminal for the payment to be made.
  • This function can be disabled by contacting our online bank on +41 (0)58 211 21 00
You can find more information here

Numerous functionalities

With your BCGE Maestro card, you can withdraw cash from automated banking machines in Switzerland and abroad. You can also pay cash into your accounts, notes and coins, in CHF and EUR. The exchange rates used are highly preferential when paying in at BCGE ATMs.

Access to your funds

With the multi-account function, you can withdraw from most of your other accounts. This function can be disabled on request. You can use BCGE ATMs to consult your balance and monitor your recent transactions

Greater transaction security

To protect yourself against skimming types of fraud (copy of bank card data), the BCGE recommends that you activate the geoblocking* function on your BCGE Maestro card. This functionality enables you to block all or part of the geographical regions where Maestro card operations are not wanted. In this way you can specify those regions where you authorise withdrawals and payments with your Maestro card. This modification can be temporary or for an indefinite period.

Also for your security, the daily limit value for Maestro card usage in all countries outside Switzerland and Europe has been fixed at CHF 3,000 maximum. This limit corresponds to the maximum daily amount for ATM withdrawals or purchase payments using a Maestro card.

Find here the geographical regions covered by geoblocking.

Simple measures to be followed to prevent fraud

Read our instructions carefully to prevent the risk of fraud when using your BCGE Maestro card.
Further information


  • The BCGE Maestro card is available for customers aged 12 years and over (conditions for granting and limits depend on the customer's situation)
  • Subscription is free up to 25 years of age
  • Fees applicable

Geoblocking system

The geoblocking function can be activated/disabled very easily:
  • On the BCGE Netbanking platform (Cards menu), available 24/24, 7/7
  • Via a secure messaging system
  • At our online Bank +41 (0)58 211 21 00 (monday to friday from 7.30am to 7.30pm and saturday from 9am to 4pm)
Find here the geographical regions covered by geoblocking.

Contact us

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

9am  - 4pm

Exchange rates


EUR EUR Atm 1.082 
EUREUR 1.0909 cours euro en hausse
USDUSD1.0249 cours usd en hausse
GBPGBP1.3394 cours usd en hausse
YENYEN0.9301 cour du yen en hausse
EUR EUR Atm 1.047 
EUREUR1.0377 cours euro en hausse
USDUSD0.9385 cours usd en hausse
GBPGBP1.2167 cours usd en hausse
YENYEN0.8585 cour du yen en hausse

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BCGE 204.00 ---
SMI 11,128.81 ---
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   Banque Cantonale de Genève
   Case postale 2251
   1211 Genève 2
   Tél: 058 211 21 00