How To Establish A Bank


Switzerland remains an important and attractive location for financial service provider. Opening a bank is, however, a project which has to be prepared carefully.

The Swiss regulatory and supervisory entity publishes on www.finma.ch guidelines to interested parties on what documents must be presented during the application procedure.

The following document presents the steps to be taken when establishing a bank in Switzerland. Note that the rapid changes in the regulatory framework may require that some documents must be presented which are not mentioned.

Establishing a Bank in Switzerland

Regulatory Framework new bank FEB2007