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Current Issues

These pages provide an overview of the most important topics in relation to banks in Switzerland that the SBA is currently working on.

Market access

Access to foreign markets is of strategic importance for ensuring the Swiss financial centre’s ability to remain competitive.

Finanzmarktrecht

Die Schweiz überarbeitet ihr Finanzmarktrecht. Dafür hat der Bund ein legislatives Grossprojekt gestartet, das die bisherige Gesetzgebung mehr oder weniger umfassend revidiert.

Digitalisation and Fintech

Digitalisation is posing challenges, but also benefitting Switzerland on many levels. This reality also applies in the financial sector. In order to ensure the Swiss financial centre remains attractive at the international level, the framework conditions must continue to be efficient and conducive to innovation. Digitalisation is therefore a core strategic issue for the Swiss Bankers Association.

Asset Management

Asset management is a growth business. To ensure that the Swiss financial centre is able to benefit from this growth, the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) and the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association (SFAMA) established the Asset Management Platform Switzerland. It carries on the work previously conducted by the Asset Management Initiative, which was launched in 2012. The objective is to make Switzerland a leading location for asset management.

Hypothekarmarkt

Zahlreiche Schweizer Banken vergeben Hypotheken. Sie müssen dabei die Selbstregulierung der Branche umsetzen. Lesen Sie hier, welche aktuellen Entwicklungen es in diesem wichtigen Geschäftsfeld gibt.

Payment Services Directive (PSD2)

With the second edition of the Payment Services Directive, or PSD2 for short, the EU is reconfiguring the ground rules for banking and especially in payment transactions. PSD2 obliges banks in the EU, among other things, to grant third parties access to bank accounts. The EU's PSD2 regulation does not apply to Switzerland. Switzerland relies on market economy solutions. There is no need for PSD2 analogue regulation.

Vollgeld-Initiative

Die Vollgeld-Initiative will das Geldsystem der Schweiz radikal umbauen. Das ist unverständlich, weil das bestehende System gut funktioniert. Und es ist gefährlich, weil ein solcher System-Umbau unkalkulierbare Risiken mit sich bringt.