Crossing borders: Preparation is key when relocating

Worldwide, 07/05/2024

Swiss nationals living abroad (Swiss Abroad) are often referred to as the “Fifth Switzerland”, representing another region on top of the four different language regions. Getting the formalities sorted out right is essential for your emigration experience to be a success. This doesn’t just mean legal and financial issues. The key factor is making sure […] ...

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When the dream of a guest house in Spain becomes a reality

Worldwide, 18/01/2024

Where the sun meets mild temperatures all year round: Meet Priska and Michi Bauer, who broke away from everyday routine and pursued their dream of purchasing a guest house in Spain. Read more about their journey with Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) in the interview. You emigrated from Switzerland a year ago. Why Spain? We didn’t consciously […] ...

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Brainstorming in Tokyo? An expat reports

Worldwide, 07/12/2023

Moving abroad and working in a foreign country for a while is on many Swiss people’s wish list. Patrizia Rigassi seized an opportunity that came her way, and swapped Spreitenbach in Aargau for Tokyo, Japan, to take up a new job. In the interview she talks about her experience of moving abroad, the new challenges […] ...

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Money Matters: Having a Bank Account in Switzerland as a Swiss Abroad?

Worldwide, 16/05/2023

Photo by micheile henderson on Unsplash   Even after moving abroad, many Swiss people still need to maintain a bank account in Switzerland. However, not all banks offer solutions for the Swiss abroad – and even where they do, it is often associated with high fees. This is why it is essential to be well […] ...

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