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Cornercard UK Ltd. - established in 2013 and based in London, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cornèr Bank.
Founded in Lugano in 1952, Cornèr Bank Group is an independent Swiss private bank group operating on the national market as a full-service bank. A universal bank with more than 1,200 employees, 4 branches in Switzerland, 3 affiliates in Nassau (Bahamas), in Vaduz (Liechtenstein) and in London (United Kingdom). Recognized in 2018 by «The Banker» for the fourth time in succession as Switzerland's most stable bank with respect to financial soundness, Cornèr Bank continues to affirm the effectiveness of its business policy, including its equity base. Active across the whole range of traditional banking services, Cornèr Bank Group specializes in the Private Banking sector, as well as in the areas of lending, Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club payment cards (Cornèrcard) and online trading (Cornèrtrader).
In 1975, Cornèr Bank Ltd. in Lugano became the first Swiss bank to issue the Visa card. The launch of the Mastercard followed in 1998. Cornèrcard, a business unit of Cornèr Bank Ltd., has further expanded its presence in the payment card industry with Cornercard UK Ltd. in 2013, with the acquisition of the Diners Club license for Switzerland in 2014, Diners Club Italia in 2015 and Cornèr Europe in 2018, issuer of Visa & Mastercard credit and prepaid cards for the European market.