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Banking in Switzerland

Swiss banks are world (in) famous for their standards of efficiency, reliability and discretion. They are often used for offshore banking by wealthy clients across the globe. Opening an account is very easy and smooth process. Different types of accounts include current accounts, salary accounts and savings accounts. For a list of banks, please click on the 'Banking in Switzerland' tab located above.

To open a bank account in Switzerland, you will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Proof of address
  • Evidence of your source of income

A minimum initial deposit will be required, and the amounts can vary from bank-to-bank.

Bank are generally open between 0800 and 1700, Monday to Friday. Cash machines are located throughout the country, and invariably accept foreign debit and credit cards.


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Organisations that can assist with Banking

  • > Need to open a bank account in this country?

    Business Banking advice Advice on which type of bank account would best suit your business. Help making payments – and getting paid.

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  • > Sovereign Group

    Sovereign offers a range of advisory and support services to assist companies of all sizes to establish successful business operations in foreign markets.

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  • > CO-Handelszentrum GmbH

    Specialists in Swiss Company Formation and Administration

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