Financial Services

The AEoI now enforced in Switzerland: what’s next?

The Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) has been in force in Switzerland since 1 January 2017. This means that Switzerland will start exchanging 2017 data with the EU member states, Australia, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Iceland, Japan, Jersey, Canada, Norway and South Korea for the first time in September 2018. But what does this really mean?
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Senkung der Markteintrittshürden für FinTech-Unternehmen

Die Regierung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein hat am 1. Februar 2017 einen Vernehmlassungsbericht zur Anpassung des Bankgesetzes und des Finanzmarktaufsichtsgesetzes publiziert. Ziel der Vorlage ist es, die Eintrittshürden für innovative FinTech-Unternehmen deutlich zu senken. Die Vernehmlassungsfrist dauert bis am 10. März 2017.
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How Swiss private banks can reignite growth

Swiss private banks have been on the defensive for a decade. We think the time has come to go on offense through commercially-driven transformation. By focusing on their strengths, and partnering for their non-core activities, Swiss private banks have a real opportunity to maximize value and grow again.
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How collaboration with FinTechs could generate value for private banks

The FinTech revolution offers private banks the unprecedented opportunity to benefit from digital technologies, innovate and transform their business. Banks taking up the challenge of collaboration – with FinTechs as well as other strategic partners – stand a good chance of finding the way forward.
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Council of States approves FinSa and FinIA

On 14 December 2016, the Council of States discussed the Swiss Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) and approved the legislative drafts which proposed some major changes compared previous drafts. What are the key changes and next steps?
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Impact of global and Swiss tax changes on the insurance industry

There are a few upcoming regulatory tax projects which will affect the Swiss insurance industry. On a global level these include the latest tax risks facing the industry in light of the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) reports. On a national level the focus is on the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform III.
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