The online magazine of the Swiss Bankers Association
March 23, 2021



OECD’s digital levy still raises many questions

The OECD has set itself the task of addressing the tax challenges associated with digitalisation. The enormous cost of dealing with the Covid-19 crisis puts even more pressure on governments to generate new sources of tax revenue. The outcome of the OECD project is still unclear, as are the practical consequences for Switzerland and its banking sector. Read More…
by Andreas Rohrer, Taxspezialist Banking
Editorial #1.21

Dear Reader

Herbert J. Scheidt by Herbert J. Scheidt, Chairman
The unremitting COVID-19 pandemic continues to present Switzerland with enormous challenges that can only be overcome by everyone pulling together. The main priority for all of us should be to protect the health of the general population and get the economy back on its feet in the best way possible. Even though most of our attention is focused on battling the coronavirus pandemic, we still have some important political decisions ahead of us. In June, for example, the Swiss electorate will vote on the CO2 Act. The Swiss Bankers Association wholeheartedly supports this initiative. Read More…
Politics & Economy

Revision der Einlagensicherung mit grossem Rückhalt im Nationalrat

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by Andreas Barfuss, Head of Legal & Compliance
by Natalie Graf, Specialist Legal

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by Alexandre Roch, Sustainable Finance Expert

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by Markus Fuchs, Senior Counsel of the Asset Management Association Switzerland
Politics & Economy

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by Silvan Lipp, Head of Communications & Public Affairs

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by Andrea Luca Aerni, Research Associate Digitalisation
by Mirjam Haab, Trainee Economic Policy

«Das Ziel ist es, dass sich die Banken inspirieren lassen»

by Patrick Griesser, Head of Publications & Senior Communications Manager

Reformprojekt Kaufleute 2022: Fortsetzung der Umsetzungsphase

by Rafael Giobbi, Head Training and Education Services

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by Michaela Reimann, Head of Public & Media Relations