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Taxes in Switzerland

An expat's guide to Swiss taxes


A complete guide to taxes in Switzerland and the Swiss tax system, including income tax rates, income tax calculations and how to claim Swiss tax refunds.

Banking in Switzerland

How to open a Swiss bank account


Find how to choose a bank in Switzerland, and how to open a Swiss bank account before or after you arrive in Switzerland.

Retiring in Switzerland

A guide to retiring in Switzerland


Attracted to retiring in Switzerland? This guide explains the implications of retiring to Switzerland as an expat, including the retirement age in Switzerland, pension taxes and Swiss retirement benefits.


Cross-border international banking for expats


With more and more people moving across borders and settling in different countries, the need for cross-border banking options has grown considerably in recent times. If you're an expat looking to transfer money from one country to another, there are both traditional banks and newer financial companies...


Overseas pension transfers: the common issues and pitfalls of QROPS


Pension transfers to QROPS for UK expats and internationals have been possible since 2006, but they are not without issues and challenges.

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype


The Bitcoin frenzy, although over its peak, is still raging on. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

International money transfers: How to send money from the US


Sending money from the US to another country used to be time-consuming and expensive, requiring you to make a special trip to your bank and wait days or even weeks for your money to arrive.

Swiss pension

Understanding your Swiss pension as a foreigner


If you're working in Switzerland, this Swiss pension guide explains how the Swiss pension system works, the types of Swiss pension funds and Swiss pension calculators.

Tax refunds Switzerland

How to lower your tax burden in Switzerland

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A guide on Swiss tax deductions to help lower on your tax burden in Switzerland.

Inheritance tax Switzerland

Inheritance tax in Switzerland, Swiss inheritance law and writing a Swiss w...


Does inheritance tax in Switzerland and Swiss inheritance law apply to your assets? Read about Swiss inheritance tax rates and if you should consider writing a will in Switzerland.

Pension problems: how much pension will I get?

Pension problems for women: how much pension will I get?


How much pension will I get? Many women face low Swiss pension payments from working part-time or caring for children. Swissinfo explains the pension problems for women.

Transferring a pension

Pension transfers for UK expats: how to make QROPS work for you


An overview of the options for UK pensioners moving abroad during retirement: leaving your pension in a UK plan, or transferring it into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS).

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates


The monumental Brexit has yielded political, cultural and also economical consequences. Here we explain how the UK's vote to leave the EU has led to significant Brexit currency impacts like lower currency exchange rates and the British pound devaluation.

Best way to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally


To find the best way to transfer money internationally, it’s important to understand the fees, exchange rates and speed of different transfer options.

Swiss banking

Banking in Switzerland


A guide to banking in Switzerland, plus information on confidentiality and security deposits required to open a Swiss bank account for investments.

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