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May 30, 2013

Swiss banks are coming to terms with a world with less banking secrecy. But are they adapting fast enough to a public that wants more transparency?

It’s hard to know what makes a bank safe from collapse these days. The financial crisis a few years back turned everything on its head. But there are things a bank can do – you would hope – that can help stave off collapse.

November 25, 2010

Only a third of Swiss private banks have begun modifying their business models in order to accommodate new regulatory requirements and client needs, according to a new study by KPMG and the University of St Gallen.

Only a third of Swiss private banks have begun modifying their business models in order to accommodate new regulatory requirements and client needs, according to a new study by KPMG and the University of St Gallen.

March 1, 2006

If you want to consult the manager of your Swiss bank account in the future where would you go? Zurich, Geneva or Bern? The answer, increasingly, is Singapore, says Bob Reynolds, and the Swiss banking fraternity has been put under considerable pressure to compete

Bob Reynolds is consultant editor of Offshore Red.

If you want to consult the manager of your Swiss bank account in the future where would you go? Zurich, Geneva or Bern? The answer, increasingly, is Singapore, says Bob Reynolds, and the Swiss banking fraternity has been put under considerable pressure to compete

July 1, 2004

As the European savings directive alters wealth management strategy in family offices, canny Swiss banks are introducing new products to keep a firm grip on their money, says Bob Reynolds

Bob Reynolds is consultant editor of Offshore Red.

As the European savings directive alters wealth management strategy in family offices, canny Swiss banks are introducing new products to keep a firm grip on their money, says Bob Reynolds

For Switzerland's wealth management industry, the loopholes could generate a healthy windfall. With wealthy customers shifting their savings into specialised financial products, banks should be in a position to harvest a new range of management fees.

May 1, 2004

Melanie Stern talks to Urs Roth, CEO of the Swiss Bankers’ Association, in a frank analysis of the arguments surrounding Swiss banking secrecy laws, surely one of the longest-running disagreements in the financial services industry and of great interest to wealthy business families

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Melanie Stern talks to Urs Roth, CEO of the Swiss Bankers' Association, in a frank analysis of the arguments surrounding Swiss banking secrecy laws, surely one of the longest-running disagreements in the financial services industry and of great interest to wealthy business families

What are the basic differences between the Swiss banking secrecy laws and those commonly used elsewhere?

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