On 13 December 2023, the Consular Directorate of the FDFA, the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) and the Soliswiss Cooperative will hold a webinar on banking issues for Swiss nationals living abroad. The webinar is being held as part of the Consular Directorate’s wider “Ageing Abroad” project and is aimed at Swiss nationals who are either planning to emigrate or are already living abroad and intend to spend their retirement abroad.

Since 2008, it has become increasingly difficult for Swiss Abroad to gain access to Swiss banking services and to maintain these banking relationships on terms comparable to those offered to Swiss residents. What are the reasons for this? What options exist for Swiss Abroad with regard to bank accounts and other banking services? What should you pay special attention to? When does it make sense to open or retain a Swiss account?

The webinar will explain to Swiss nationals who are planning to emigrate or have already emigrated the difficulties in maintaining banking relationships with Swiss banks and the background to this. But it is primarily aimed at offering practical solutions to these difficulties.

In addition to contributions from the Consular Directorate, Soliswiss and OSA, the BCGE and the ZKB will provide important background information and practical specialist input, suggest possible courses of action and answer your questions.

As always, the webinar is free of charge and will be recorded. It takes place in German at 12 noon (Swiss time), and in French at 2 p.m. (Swiss time) and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The webinar will be available on the FDFA, OSA and Soliswiss websites after 13 December 2023. If you have any questions about the webinar, please send us an email at webinar@eda.admin.ch.

We look forward to your participation!

You can join the webinar via these links:

German: https://congress.stream/banken

French: https://congress.stream/banques



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