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AEOI – Automatic Exchange of Information

Member countries of the OECD and other financial markets have decided to introduce the AEOI in order to prevent international tax evasion. The AEOI requires Swiss financial institutions to identify reportable accounts as of January 1st, 2017 and to report these to the competent tax authorities. So far, around 100 countries have announced their participation in the AEOI.

Link to the list of partner states.

Deposit protection

In case of insolvency of a Swiss bank or a Swiss securities dealer, bank deposits up to a maximum of CHF 100'000 are protected. This deposit protection scheme prescribed by Swiss banking law is implemented by esisuisse.