How to open a bank account in Switzerland
FOR MEMBERS

How to open a bank account in Switzerland

Banks sit alongside cheese, alps and neutrality as international hallmarks of Switzerland. But for new arrivals, opening a bank account can be difficult.

Reader question: Can a foreign national obtain a loan in Switzerland and under what conditions?
FOR MEMBERS

Reader question: Can a foreign national obtain a loan in Switzerland and under what conditions?

Brits in EU risk losing UK bank accounts ‘within weeks’

Brits in EU risk losing UK bank accounts ‘within weeks’

Credit Suisse boss resigns following UBS spying scandal

Credit Suisse boss resigns following UBS spying scandal

UBS shareholders punish management following massive French fine

UBS shareholders punish management following massive French fine

UBS beats analyst expectations despite market chill

UBS beats analyst expectations despite market chill

Credit Suisse boosts profits despite ‘challenging environment’

Credit Suisse boosts profits despite ‘challenging environment’

Credit Suisse pledges cooperation in $2 billion US fraud probe

Credit Suisse pledges cooperation in $2 billion US fraud probe

Swiss salaries: Bankers no longer biggest earners

Swiss salaries: Bankers no longer biggest earners

US sues UBS, alleging fraud in financial crisis

US sues UBS, alleging fraud in financial crisis

French prosecutor calls for UBS to be fined €3.7 billion in tax fraud case

French prosecutor calls for UBS to be fined €3.7 billion in tax fraud case

UBS eyes new legal battle in US over subprime crisis

UBS eyes new legal battle in US over subprime crisis

France wants Swiss bank UBS fined €1.6 billion for tax fraud: lawyer

France wants Swiss bank UBS fined €1.6 billion for tax fraud: lawyer

Swiss banker given ten years over Venezuela money laundering

Swiss banker given ten years over Venezuela money laundering

UBS reports better-than-expected results, cautious outlook

UBS reports better-than-expected results, cautious outlook

Swiss bank UBS says ‘business as usual’ in China

Swiss bank UBS says ‘business as usual’ in China

Swiss watchdog criticises Credit Suisse over Fifa money laundering

Swiss watchdog criticises Credit Suisse over Fifa money laundering

Credit Suisse to pay US $77 million to settle Chinese princelings probe

Credit Suisse to pay US $77 million to settle Chinese princelings probe

Ex-UBS trader beats US market manipulation charge

Ex-UBS trader beats US market manipulation charge

Banking: Credit Suisse profit soars as overhaul pays off

Banking: Credit Suisse profit soars as overhaul pays off

Banking: bullish UBS posts strong first quarter results

Banking: bullish UBS posts strong first quarter results

Swiss bank UBS to pay $230 million in US subprime settlement

Swiss bank UBS to pay $230 million in US subprime settlement

Swiss star banker remanded in major fraud probe

Swiss star banker remanded in major fraud probe

Credit Suisse losses narrow to $1 billion despite Trump tax reforms

Credit Suisse losses narrow to $1 billion despite Trump tax reforms

Switzerland remains top of ‘financial secrecy’ ranking as US rises to second

Switzerland remains top of ‘financial secrecy’ ranking as US rises to second

Watchdog says Swiss arm of JPMorgan broke anti-money laundering rules

Watchdog says Swiss arm of JPMorgan broke anti-money laundering rules

HSBC agrees fine to avoid court over tax fraud charges

HSBC agrees fine to avoid court over tax fraud charges

Swiss ‘spy’ goes on trial in Germany

Swiss ‘spy’ goes on trial in Germany

UBS boss warns technology could replace 30 percent of workforce

UBS boss warns technology could replace 30 percent of workforce

Prosecutors search Frankfurt subsidiary of Swiss bank UBS in tax evasion investigation

Prosecutors search Frankfurt subsidiary of Swiss bank UBS in tax evasion investigation

Credit Suisse launches digital piggy bank to teach kids how to handle money

Credit Suisse launches digital piggy bank to teach kids how to handle money

Swiss bank reviews and restricts Venezuelan trades

Swiss bank reviews and restricts Venezuelan trades

Profits of Swiss bank UBS exceed expectations

Profits of Swiss bank UBS exceed expectations

Swiss bank fined by Singapore for breaching money-laundering laws

Swiss bank fined by Singapore for breaching money-laundering laws

German FM rebukes Switzerland over tax scandal

German FM rebukes Switzerland over tax scandal

Spain probes Swiss banking executives over alleged money laundering

Spain probes Swiss banking executives over alleged money laundering

Swiss spy ‘ran mole’ in German tax office: report

Swiss spy ‘ran mole’ in German tax office: report

Spy arrested in Germany did work for Swiss intelligence: MP

Spy arrested in Germany did work for Swiss intelligence: MP

Suspected Swiss spy arrested in Germany

Suspected Swiss spy arrested in Germany

Swiss banking: the apps putting customers first
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Swiss banking: the apps putting customers first

Swiss bank targeted in vast tax evasion probe

Swiss bank targeted in vast tax evasion probe

Swiss bank looks to the future with smartphone-enabled ATMs

Swiss bank looks to the future with smartphone-enabled ATMs

Swiss bank UBS faces tax fraud trial in France

Swiss bank UBS faces tax fraud trial in France

Swiss banking giant slashes more jobs in cost-cutting exercise

Swiss banking giant slashes more jobs in cost-cutting exercise

Credit Suisse to pay out $5.28bn settlement to US

Credit Suisse to pay out $5.28bn settlement to US

Swiss bank to pay billions to settle securities disputes

Swiss bank to pay billions to settle securities disputes

Heiress appeals against tax fraud sentence

Heiress appeals against tax fraud sentence

Switzerland agrees banking transparency with 21 more countries

Switzerland agrees banking transparency with 21 more countries

Swiss banks seek heirs for millions in dormant accounts

Swiss banks seek heirs for millions in dormant accounts

Cost-cutting Credit Suisse makes surprise profit

Cost-cutting Credit Suisse makes surprise profit

Second Swiss bank shut down in Singapore

Second Swiss bank shut down in Singapore

Elderly Italian on benefits stashed €1m in Swiss bank

Elderly Italian on benefits stashed €1m in Swiss bank

Swiss bank bounces back from losses

Swiss bank bounces back from losses

EXPLAINED: How major bank customers now have free access to every ATM in Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How major bank customers now have free access to every ATM in Switzerland

Swiss bankers expect influx of funds in case of Brexit

Swiss bankers expect influx of funds in case of Brexit

Credit Suisse suffers first quarter losses

Credit Suisse suffers first quarter losses

Swiss banks respond to offshore revelations

Swiss banks respond to offshore revelations

Swiss banks and Fifa figures tied to offshore activity

Swiss banks and Fifa figures tied to offshore activity

London court slams UBS offshore tax schemes

London court slams UBS offshore tax schemes

Further suspicions land on French UBS

Further suspicions land on French UBS

Belgium charges Swiss banking giant with fraud

Belgium charges Swiss banking giant with fraud

Julius Bär bank to pay US $547 million over tax fraud

Julius Bär bank to pay US $547 million over tax fraud

Julius Bär bank to pay huge fine in US tax probe

Julius Bär bank to pay huge fine in US tax probe

Swiss bank tax evasion fines to US reach $1 bn

Swiss bank tax evasion fines to US reach $1 bn

Banks ‘need $1.2-trillion cushion against crisis’

Banks ‘need $1.2-trillion cushion against crisis’

UBS banker charged in tax evasion probe

UBS banker charged in tax evasion probe

Swiss bank opposes ruling in housing case

Swiss bank opposes ruling in housing case

Minister: Swiss banks must ‘do better’

Minister: Swiss banks must ‘do better’

‘Resilient’ UBS bounces back with big profits

‘Resilient’ UBS bounces back with big profits

HSBC Geneva searched in global scandal probe

HSBC Geneva searched in global scandal probe

France pursues Swiss-based UBS trio

France pursues Swiss-based UBS trio

Former Coop Bank CEO faces three-year ban

Former Coop Bank CEO faces three-year ban

Swiss banks at post-secrecy crossroads

Swiss banks at post-secrecy crossroads

Swiss bank Lombard Odier reveals profits

Swiss bank Lombard Odier reveals profits

Julius Bär faces US penalty over tax evasion

Julius Bär faces US penalty over tax evasion

Credit Suisse seeks tax evasion sentence delay

Credit Suisse seeks tax evasion sentence delay

Swiss banker charged over Wikileaks breach

Swiss banker charged over Wikileaks breach

Credit Suisse banker hides $100m losses

Credit Suisse banker hides $100m losses

UBS Belgium chief under investigation for fraud

UBS Belgium chief under investigation for fraud

Rattled Swiss private banks turn page on past

Rattled Swiss private banks turn page on past

Germans smuggle cash out of Switzerland

Germans smuggle cash out of Switzerland

Bank Julius Bär profit dips after acquisition

Bank Julius Bär profit dips after acquisition

Swiss private banking in flux after crackdown

Swiss private banking in flux after crackdown

Paris tax hunt sends French to Switzerland

Paris tax hunt sends French to Switzerland

Zurich bank cuts Cuba’s last Swiss franc channel

Zurich bank cuts Cuba’s last Swiss franc channel

Julius Bär shareholders reject ‘excessive’ pay

Julius Bär shareholders reject ‘excessive’ pay

Credit Suisse reports reduced profits for 2012

Credit Suisse reports reduced profits for 2012

Credit Suisse sells Zurich HQ to raise capital

Credit Suisse sells Zurich HQ to raise capital

Germans lose if tax deal rejected, says banker

Germans lose if tax deal rejected, says banker

Swiss banks aim to boost Chinese yuan biz

Swiss banks aim to boost Chinese yuan biz

French authorities storm Swiss bank’s HQ

French authorities storm Swiss bank’s HQ

Swiss bank workers to appeal US data transfer

Swiss bank workers to appeal US data transfer

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Swiss banker’s children quizzed by US officials over tax

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Swiss banker in US tax probe

Swiss Re profits up 18 percent

Swiss Re profits up 18 percent

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Swiss banks cough up over German tax dispute

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Media blame banks for caving in to US pressure

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Swiss banks to police clients’ overseas taxation