Switzerland’s banks remain among the world’s most secretive

Switzerland’s banks remain among the world’s most secretive

Despite the progress made over the years, the Swiss financial sector continues to be one of the least transparent in the world. But there is good news too.

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 donation to Clinton Foundation sparks debate

Swiss donation to Clinton Foundation sparks debate

‘Switzerland can’t be more moral than everyone else’

‘Switzerland can’t be more moral than everyone else’

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

UBS shares slide despite soaring profits for 2015

UBS shares slide despite soaring profits for 2015

Geneva cops hold banker over VIP client losses

Geneva cops hold banker over VIP client losses

Swiss bank tax evasion fines to US reach $1 bn

Swiss bank tax evasion fines to US reach $1 bn

Claim against giving UBS bank data to US quashed

Claim against giving UBS bank data to US quashed

Ex-UBS employees banned for illegal trading

Ex-UBS employees banned for illegal trading

Greeks probe 200 tax cases after UBS raid

Greeks probe 200 tax cases after UBS raid

Italy claims taxes from hidden Swiss accounts

Italy claims taxes from hidden Swiss accounts

Germans transfer Swiss bank details to Athens

Germans transfer Swiss bank details to Athens

HSBC data leaker trial starts in his absence

HSBC data leaker trial starts in his absence

HSBC data leaker thumbs nose at Swiss

HSBC data leaker thumbs nose at Swiss

UBS banker charged in tax evasion probe

UBS banker charged in tax evasion probe

Netherlands seek Swiss help on tax dodgers

Netherlands seek Swiss help on tax dodgers

Swiss franc strengthens on Greek ‘no’ vote

Swiss franc strengthens on Greek ‘no’ vote

Greek minister slams Swiss over tax evasion

Greek minister slams Swiss over tax evasion

UBS trader in UK’s biggest fraud out of jail

UBS trader in UK’s biggest fraud out of jail

HSBC pays penalty to avoid Swiss prosecution

HSBC pays penalty to avoid Swiss prosecution

Switzerland signs tax evasion accord with EU

Switzerland signs tax evasion accord with EU

UBS pays $545 million over FX and rate fraud

UBS pays $545 million over FX and rate fraud

Geneva issues cloud positive HSBC results

Geneva issues cloud positive HSBC results

Italian financier arrested in Lugano for tax fraud

Italian financier arrested in Lugano for tax fraud

Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit

Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit

Tax evasion dispute is ‘behind us’: Hollande

Tax evasion dispute is ‘behind us’: Hollande

France’s Hollande poised for historic Swiss visit

France’s Hollande poised for historic Swiss visit

Nina Ricci heiress jailed in ‘SwissLeaks’ case

Nina Ricci heiress jailed in ‘SwissLeaks’ case

HSBC Swiss unit faces French tax dodge probe

HSBC Swiss unit faces French tax dodge probe

US hits Ticino bank with $211-million penalty

US hits Ticino bank with $211-million penalty

Ex-Greek minister tampered with bank data

Ex-Greek minister tampered with bank data

France told to put HSBC private bank on trial

France told to put HSBC private bank on trial

Argentina seeks billions from HSBC over taxes

Argentina seeks billions from HSBC over taxes

Bank fines no longer tax deductible under new bill

Bank fines no longer tax deductible under new bill

Swiss agree with Italy to fight tax dodgers

Swiss agree with Italy to fight tax dodgers

HSBC boss backs Swiss account as profits slip

HSBC boss backs Swiss account as profits slip

UK opposition smells election blood on HSBC

UK opposition smells election blood on HSBC

Fallout from HSBC leaks continues in UK and US

Fallout from HSBC leaks continues in UK and US

HSBC ‘pushed secret accounts in 25 countries’

HSBC ‘pushed secret accounts in 25 countries’

HSBC revelations ‘tip of iceberg’: whistleblower

HSBC revelations ‘tip of iceberg’: whistleblower

HSBC leaker calls for whistle-blower protection

HSBC leaker calls for whistle-blower protection

Swiss Leaks scoop started on a USB drive

Swiss Leaks scoop started on a USB drive

Banking giant HSBC fights another scandal

Banking giant HSBC fights another scandal

HSBC Swiss bank claims spark UK political fight

HSBC Swiss bank claims spark UK political fight

Billionaire Safra key to HSBC Swiss bank origins

Billionaire Safra key to HSBC Swiss bank origins

HSBC Swiss bank ‘aided terrorists and crooks’

HSBC Swiss bank ‘aided terrorists and crooks’

UBS faces new US tax fraud probe: report

UBS faces new US tax fraud probe: report

Argentina blocks transfer of HSBC bank funds

Argentina blocks transfer of HSBC bank funds

Swiss banks bullish about coming year: poll

Swiss banks bullish about coming year: poll

Argentina stages massive raid of HSBC

Argentina stages massive raid of HSBC

Banker faints in trial over breaking secrecy laws

Banker faints in trial over breaking secrecy laws

Swiss banks eye Chinese wealth opportunities

Swiss banks eye Chinese wealth opportunities

Argentina charges HSBC for tax evasion ‘scheme’

Argentina charges HSBC for tax evasion ‘scheme’

HSBC Swiss unit fined for unregistered US biz

HSBC Swiss unit fined for unregistered US biz

HSBC Swiss unit in French tax evasion probe

HSBC Swiss unit in French tax evasion probe

Belgium charges HSBC Swiss branch with fraud

Belgium charges HSBC Swiss branch with fraud

US indicts senior Swiss banker in tax fraud case

US indicts senior Swiss banker in tax fraud case

US jury clears former UBS banker of tax fraud

US jury clears former UBS banker of tax fraud

India names tax dodgers with Swiss accounts

India names tax dodgers with Swiss accounts

Ex-UBS banker Weil ‘relaxed’ as US trial starts

Ex-UBS banker Weil ‘relaxed’ as US trial starts

First Swiss banker penalized for espionage

First Swiss banker penalized for espionage

US trial set to start against ex-UBS banker

US trial set to start against ex-UBS banker

Swiss set to join talks on bank data exchange

Swiss set to join talks on bank data exchange

UBS pays €1.1-billion bail in French ‘tax fraud’ case

UBS pays €1.1-billion bail in French ‘tax fraud’ case

French court upholds €1.1-billion UBS bail

French court upholds €1.1-billion UBS bail

Swiss pay UK and Austria over tax dodging

Swiss pay UK and Austria over tax dodging

Geneva private banks set to reveal first results

Geneva private banks set to reveal first results

US tax crackdown hits Swiss private banks

US tax crackdown hits Swiss private banks

Swiss aid in tax probe of former French footballer

Swiss aid in tax probe of former French footballer

UBS turns in strong profits despite disputes

UBS turns in strong profits despite disputes

UBS ‘to pay French $1.5 billion over tax evasion’

UBS ‘to pay French $1.5 billion over tax evasion’

Tax evasion fine soaks Credit Suisse in red ink

Tax evasion fine soaks Credit Suisse in red ink

Swiss send ex-football star’s bank data to Paris

Swiss send ex-football star’s bank data to Paris

HSBC sells Swiss asset portfolio to LGT Bank

HSBC sells Swiss asset portfolio to LGT Bank

Germans seize Swiss bank data in containers

Germans seize Swiss bank data in containers

French ‘suspect Geneva bank in giant tax fraud’

French ‘suspect Geneva bank in giant tax fraud’

More Swiss banks face Credit Suisse ordeal

More Swiss banks face Credit Suisse ordeal

Credit Suisse’s expat CEO ‘not quitting’

Credit Suisse’s expat CEO ‘not quitting’

Credit Suisse to admit ‘criminally wrong’: report

Credit Suisse to admit ‘criminally wrong’: report

Swiss bank pays $4.4mn to avoid US tax rap

Swiss bank pays $4.4mn to avoid US tax rap

Swiss sign on to OECD tax evasion measure

Swiss sign on to OECD tax evasion measure

Credit Suisse to set up US ‘bad bank’: reports

Credit Suisse to set up US ‘bad bank’: reports

Credit Suisse pressured by US over tax evasion

Credit Suisse pressured by US over tax evasion

US regulator seeks more Credit Suisse documents

US regulator seeks more Credit Suisse documents

Ex-footballer Makélélé faces Swiss tax probe

Ex-footballer Makélélé faces Swiss tax probe

Credit Suisse ‘faces new US tax evasion probe’

Credit Suisse ‘faces new US tax evasion probe’

US senators seek Swiss bankers’ extradition

US senators seek Swiss bankers’ extradition

Munich football boss resigns after jail term

Munich football boss resigns after jail term

France says thousands declare Swiss accounts

France says thousands declare Swiss accounts

German celebs in trouble over Swiss accounts

German celebs in trouble over Swiss accounts

Switzerland and EU kick off tax evasion talks

Switzerland and EU kick off tax evasion talks

Johnny Hallyday’s official Swiss status questioned

Johnny Hallyday’s official Swiss status questioned

Former UBS exec denies tax evasion charges

Former UBS exec denies tax evasion charges

UBS exec freed on bail in US tax evasion case

UBS exec freed on bail in US tax evasion case

Former UBS exec faces US tax evasion charges

Former UBS exec faces US tax evasion charges

Swiss banks urged to hand records to US

Swiss banks urged to hand records to US

Indicted UBS banker agrees to face music

Indicted UBS banker agrees to face music

More French ‘fraudsters’ declare Swiss accounts

More French ‘fraudsters’ declare Swiss accounts

French raid Paris UBS offices in tax fraud probe

French raid Paris UBS offices in tax fraud probe

Bern seeks deal with EU over tax evasion

Bern seeks deal with EU over tax evasion

OECD still regards Switzerland as tax haven

OECD still regards Switzerland as tax haven

Tax evasion trial set for Munich football boss

Tax evasion trial set for Munich football boss

US tax evasion hunt feeds banker ‘paranoia’

US tax evasion hunt feeds banker ‘paranoia’

Fugitive UBS exec arrested in Italian hotel

Fugitive UBS exec arrested in Italian hotel

Bern ready to sign global tax-exchange deal

Bern ready to sign global tax-exchange deal

Beanie Baby creator admits to Swiss account

Beanie Baby creator admits to Swiss account

Swiss banks seek tax pledges from French

Swiss banks seek tax pledges from French

Bern’s backing of FATCA ‘hits financial sector’

Bern’s backing of FATCA ‘hits financial sector’

Swiss MPs endorse US tax compliance deal

Swiss MPs endorse US tax compliance deal

Swiss banks face hefty fines under US tax deal

Swiss banks face hefty fines under US tax deal

Swiss unveil new plan to end US tax dispute

Swiss unveil new plan to end US tax dispute

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Swiss lawyer uses art for bail in US tax fraud case

German jailed for Julius Bär bank data theft

German jailed for Julius Bär bank data theft

Swiss banker lied over French accounts: report

Swiss banker lied over French accounts: report

Wegelin chief takes blame for bank’s collapse

Wegelin chief takes blame for bank’s collapse

French crackdown on tax cheats ‘to accelerate’

French crackdown on tax cheats ‘to accelerate’

Swiss court OKs Credit Suisse data transfer

Swiss court OKs Credit Suisse data transfer

Swiss bank denies French pols are clients

Swiss bank denies French pols are clients

Bern reveals ‘solution’ to settle US tax dispute

Bern reveals ‘solution’ to settle US tax dispute

French watchdog levies stiff fine against UBS

French watchdog levies stiff fine against UBS

Credit Suisse faces $1.2-billion US penalty: lawyer

Credit Suisse faces $1.2-billion US penalty: lawyer

Swiss bank shares drop after ‘Lex USA’ rejection

Swiss bank shares drop after ‘Lex USA’ rejection

MPs quash deal with US over tax evasion

MPs quash deal with US over tax evasion

Parliament plays ping pong with ‘Lex USA’

Parliament plays ping pong with ‘Lex USA’

Swiss MPs reject US tax evasion agreement

Swiss MPs reject US tax evasion agreement

Foreign banks call for Swiss tax deal with US

Foreign banks call for Swiss tax deal with US

Bern pushes ‘global standard’ for bank data

Bern pushes ‘global standard’ for bank data

Parliamentary committee rejects ‘Lex USA’

Parliamentary committee rejects ‘Lex USA’

‘Lex USA’ bank accord clears Swiss senate

‘Lex USA’ bank accord clears Swiss senate

EU asks Swiss to revise savings tax deal

EU asks Swiss to revise savings tax deal

Greek journalist in limbo over Swiss bank leaks

Greek journalist in limbo over Swiss bank leaks

MPs delay debate on US tax evasion bank deal

MPs delay debate on US tax evasion bank deal

Right-wingers aim to keep Swiss bank secrecy

Right-wingers aim to keep Swiss bank secrecy

Bern agrees to settle tax evasion dispute with US

Bern agrees to settle tax evasion dispute with US

Julius Bär clients targeted in US tax probe

Julius Bär clients targeted in US tax probe

French put Swiss on foreign aid blacklist

French put Swiss on foreign aid blacklist

Swiss banks face huge US tax fines: report

Swiss banks face huge US tax fines: report

French embassy rapped for online banking link

French embassy rapped for online banking link

Swiss wait for EU tax evasion initiative

Swiss wait for EU tax evasion initiative

Spain refuses to extradite Swiss bank data ‘thief’

Spain refuses to extradite Swiss bank data ‘thief’

Former Greek PM’s mum sues for ‘Swiss account’

Former Greek PM’s mum sues for ‘Swiss account’

Court rejects Swiss bank employee’s privacy suit

Court rejects Swiss bank employee’s privacy suit

Football boss ‘arrested’ over Swiss account

Football boss ‘arrested’ over Swiss account

French probe HSBC over secret Swiss accounts

French probe HSBC over secret Swiss accounts

Bern puts conditions on easing banking secrecy

Bern puts conditions on easing banking secrecy

Munich FC boss’s Swiss account becomes German political football

Munich FC boss’s Swiss account becomes German political football

Tax evasion standards needed: Swiss banker

Tax evasion standards needed: Swiss banker

Munich FC boss in Swiss bank tax evasion probe

Munich FC boss in Swiss bank tax evasion probe

Credit Suisse targeted in German tax evasion raids

Credit Suisse targeted in German tax evasion raids

Two Swiss charged in US for aiding tax evasion

Two Swiss charged in US for aiding tax evasion

Germans use Swiss bank data for new tax raids

Germans use Swiss bank data for new tax raids

Bern denies umbrella tax evasion deal with US

Bern denies umbrella tax evasion deal with US

‘Crocodile Dundee’ star seeks Swiss millions

‘Crocodile Dundee’ star seeks Swiss millions

Swiss banks keen to avoid tax cheats: experts

Swiss banks keen to avoid tax cheats: experts

Swiss complicit in major offshore tax scams

Swiss complicit in major offshore tax scams

French Socialist charged in UBS account scandal

French Socialist charged in UBS account scandal

French seek Swiss aid on minister’s alleged fraud

French seek Swiss aid on minister’s alleged fraud

Bern pays 500 million francs in UK tax deal

Bern pays 500 million francs in UK tax deal

Greek politician probed over Swiss account

Greek politician probed over Swiss account

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Spaniard suspected of major Swiss bank fraud

Bern plans to make tax evasion Swiss crime

Bern plans to make tax evasion Swiss crime

French leaders support minister on UBS charges

French leaders support minister on UBS charges

French budget minister denies Swiss account

French budget minister denies Swiss account

UBS data snapped from computer screen: report

UBS data snapped from computer screen: report

Initiative seeks end to wealthy expat privileges

Initiative seeks end to wealthy expat privileges

Germans lose if tax deal rejected, says banker

Germans lose if tax deal rejected, says banker

Tax evaders become pariahs for Credit Suisse

Tax evaders become pariahs for Credit Suisse

Germans pursue UBS clients over tax evasion

Germans pursue UBS clients over tax evasion

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Illegal tax probes made by French agents: report

Germany probes UBS over tax evasion

Germany probes UBS over tax evasion

Swiss launch talks with Greece on tax deal

Swiss launch talks with Greece on tax deal

Swiss petition seeks to out Greek tax dodgers

Swiss petition seeks to out Greek tax dodgers

French authorities storm Swiss bank’s HQ

French authorities storm Swiss bank’s HQ

Bern upset by ‘Romney Girl’ video

Bern upset by ‘Romney Girl’ video

German tax officers buy data on UBS clients

German tax officers buy data on UBS clients

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Swiss banker’s children quizzed by US officials over tax

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Swiss to supply bank information to US: report

Switzerland and Germany in key tax deal

Switzerland and Germany in key tax deal

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US-Swiss tax treaty ratification delayed

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German region to pay for tax dodger data in Switzerland

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Swiss bank settles German tax probe

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US and Switzerland close to tax evasion deal

Swiss ambassador rejects US tax criticism

Swiss ambassador rejects US tax criticism

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Swiss HSBC unit loses plea to block database

Swiss president slams US tax tactics

Swiss president slams US tax tactics

US presses Swiss banks for tax evasion data

US presses Swiss banks for tax evasion data

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Swiss bankers call for deal with US on tax dodgers

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President says no bank client names given to US

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Swiss ‘partially’ agree to US bank info request

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‘We provided customer data to US’: Credit Suisse

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Some Swiss banks refusing cash withdrawals by Germans

US probes Swiss bank ZKB over tax evasion

US probes Swiss bank ZKB over tax evasion

Swiss in tax talks with Athens: minister

Swiss in tax talks with Athens: minister

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Swiss to ensure US bank clients know of probes

Swiss to go after domestic tax cheats

Swiss to go after domestic tax cheats

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Swiss seek to arrest German tax inspectors

German minister tries to calm Swiss tax row

German minister tries to calm Swiss tax row

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Bern and Berlin clamp down on tax cheats

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Swiss banks may name staff in US spat: report