Credit Suisse is a refiner of metals into bullion bars in ranging from gold and silver to platinum and palladium. Based in Switzerland, Credit Suisse is one of the few refineries that also operates it's own financial institutions and banks.
Today, Credit Suisse is an global investment bank and financial services provider. Founded in Zurich in 1856 to help fund the construction of the national rail system in the country. The new bank-issued loans to help get rail projects moving. Credit Suisse would eventually issue loans that funded the construction and growth of the entire European rail system and the national electrical grid in Switzerland.