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Banque cantonale de Genève (BCGE)

The BCGE Business partner programme devised for ordinary members (staff members, fellows, apprentices) of the CERN Staff Association offers personalized banking solutions with preferential conditions.

The advantages are linked to salary accounts (free account keeping, internet banking, free Maestro and credit cards, etc.), mortgage lending, retirement planning, investment, credit, etc.

The details of the programme and the preferential conditions are available on request at the Secretariat of the Staff Association.

To benefit from these advantages, you will need to fill in a subscription form, which must then be stamped by Staff Association as proof that you are a paid-up member.

Unfortunately this offer is not valid for retired members, according to the current politics of the BCGE. However, we are trying to convince the BCGE to propose this Business partner to our retired colleagues who are members of the GAC. We are hoping to be able to announce good news in the coming months.

Good news concerning the retrieval of money from other bancomants than the BCGE: the retrieval of money is free of charge under certain conditions.

Concerning the VISECA

When the option "direct debit" is requested by the client and activated by VISECA, the retrievals of money are free of charge to a certain pre-established limit.

However, it requires that the monthly payments are being done by a LSV directly on your account BCGE, and not by a transfer slip. This offer is thus free of charge for all bancomants in Switzerland, except for those of the Postfinance.

If the option "debit direct" is not activated, the cost of the cash retrievals are min. 5 CHF for the retrievals in Switzerland and min. 10 CHF for retrievals abroad.

This means that it is now possible to retrieve money for free in the bancomats at CERN with a VISA or MASTERCARD BCGE without any costs.

 New avantages BCGE Business partner

Thanks to our collaboration, you enjoy various advantages such as Silver or Gold credit cards for you or your partner (on your common bank account) free of monthly charge.

Also you have additional advantages with your BDGE credit cards:

For the MasterCards/VISA silver or gold

  • travels insurance
  • Guarantee of best price

And for MasterCard/VISA Gold:

  • luggage insurance
  • insurance for bought goods (concerning transported goods)
  • insurance for the franchise of the rental car

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that in case of payment by LSV, the cost of recieving a paper invoice costs 1.50 CHF.

To avoid this cost, we invite you to inscribe on, and request that the invoice be sent in an electronical format on MyAccount.

NB: From 1st January 2014 the bank charges additionnal fees for customers who are not living in Switzerland of 15 CHF every 3 months.