Financial Services

Revised basis for video and online identification

The FINMA Circular 2016/07 “Video and online identification” has been partially revised in order to stay abreast with the latest technological developments - on the one hand, it has become more stringent, on the other, certain aspects have been relaxed.
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La nouvelle OBA-FINMA – changements importants

La nouvelle ordonnance de la FINMA contre le blanchiment d’argent entrera en vigueur dès le 1er janvier 2020. Les institutions affectées devraient déjà analyser les exigences supplémentaires et ne pas sous-estimer les efforts qui seront requis pour intégrer ces obligations de diligence plus strictes.

The new AMLO-FINMA – the relevant changes

The new Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance-FINMA will enter into force on 1 January 2020. Affected institutions should deal with the increased requirements at an early stage and not underestimate the effort required for the implementation of individual, tightened obligations.
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CDB 20: Stricter professional standards in the fight against money laundering

Stricter self-regulation is an important building block in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. What are the implications of the revised due diligence standards for financial intermediaries?

SNB Abandon of the Euro Cap – Impact on Financial Institutions

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) ended its three-year-long cap of 1.20 Swiss franc per Euro, triggering a record surge in the Swiss franc against the Euro, resulting in the Swiss franc’s highest gain in more than three years versus the US dollar. The SNB’s decision will undoubtedly cause a number of additional challenges to Financial Institutions.
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Swiss Financial Market: Regulatory Outlook 2015

Regulatory bodies all over the world continue to address issues that became apparent in the financial crisis. The beginning of the New Year is a good point in time to take stock of the regulations that has entered into force on 1 January 2015, and of regulations in discussion during 2015.
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