The global significance of the Swiss financial center has made it a focus of efforts to combat organized crime and money laundering. Banks and public authorities are finding themselves faced with a variety of challenges as a result. A new study by KPMG identifies areas where action needs to be taken.
Analyzing the performances of 85 of Switzerland’s 114 private banks produces a bleak picture. Almost every key performance indicator (KPI) deteriorated in 2016 – sometimes significantly. The vast majority of banks have not taken the action needed to reverse their decline.
In times of international tax transparency, being tax compliant has become more relevant than ever before. Consequently banks are focusing on tax reporting for individual clients. KPMG’s latest survey analyses how Swiss private banks answer the demand for tax reports requested by their foreign private clients.