Expats In Switzerland Have Money But Fewer Friends, Survey Finds

Expats In Switzerland Have Money But Fewer Friends, Survey Finds

Each year HSBC releases its Expat Explorer Survey, now in its ninth year the 2016 survey has released important data on expats in Switzerland. Surveying over 27,000 people about their life as expats in Switzerland, the report divides its survey questions into different categories including economics, experience and family, financial wellbeing, quality of life and ease of settling in. This year...

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Report Reveals Cost Of Living In Switzerland’s Cantons

Report Reveals Cost Of Living In Switzerland’s Cantons

Credit Suisse has recently published its annual cantonal cost of living report in Switzerland. The report usually considers a number of factors in each canton in Switzerland, including its typical household expenses along with tax, housing, commuting, basic health insurance, and childcare. The report also revealed some of the most expensive cantons to live in, topping the list were Geneva and...

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Swiss Government Pension Hurdles Affects Citizens

Swiss Government Pension Hurdles Affects Citizens

Swiss citizens have recently been embroiled in numerous battles pertaining to country’s pension system. The first hurdle was that of reaching a general consensus on the pension or retirement age, 63% of Swiss citizens opposed raising the pension age to 67 in case the country’s social insurance plan (AHV) encounters financial problems. A recent study conducted by a local Swiss newspaper found...

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A Large Number Of Swiss Population Hits Poverty Line

A Large Number Of Swiss Population Hits Poverty Line

Even though Switzerland remains one of the world’s wealthiest nations, a recent report indicates about half a million people in the country are living in poverty. A conference held in the Swiss city of Biel addressed the issue. The conference aim is to try and stop the growing numbers of people affected by poverty. It also wanted to review updates on its five-year programme against poverty and...

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Switzerland Under Pressure For Its Banking Secrecy Laws

Switzerland Under Pressure For Its Banking Secrecy Laws

Since 2009 Switzerland has been under pressure because of its banking secrecy laws. The pressure from the European Union impacted regulations in the country. First though let us define banking secrecy. The term banking secrecy means that a customer’s private information is not disclosed. Bank customer secrecy obliges Swiss banks to uphold the right of the customer to reveal details of their...

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Swiss Health Insurance Premiums to Increase in 2017

Swiss Health Insurance Premiums to Increase in 2017

A recent statement by the Swiss authorities disclosed important information on the standard health insurance premiums in the country. According to Swiss officials the standard premium for compulsory health insurance will increase by an average of 4.5 percent starting January 2017. The change will affect all cantons, depending on the canton you live in, the increase may vary from 3.5 percent to...

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A Practical Guide On Retirement In Switzerland

A Practical Guide On Retirement In Switzerland

The very thought of retirement appeals to many hardworking people, they ponder over a time of freedom from responsibilities and more time for recreation. Switzerland continues to attract retirees from over the globe, thanks to its pristine alpine surroundings, excellent health care, and low taxes. In this blog we take a closer look at a few factors that make Switzerland an ideal place for...

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Who Is Entitled To Receive Social Security Benefits In Switzerland?

Who Is Entitled To Receive Social Security Benefits In Switzerland?

Switzerland is one of a few countries with a developed and enhanced social security system that is close knit and supervised. Swiss residents and their dependants working here are offered broad protection against financial risks. In Switzerland the social security is divided into five major areas, the first is old age, survivors and invalidity insurance. The second, is protection against illness...

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A Preview of Insurance Types In Switzerland

A Preview of Insurance Types In Switzerland

Switzerland is one of a few countries where getting an insurance will save you much distress. Given the high cost of living in the country, it might be wise to spend money on insurance. In this blog we take a closer look at the types of insurance you might need to get i.e. health, unemployment, social security, driving, civil liability, and disability insurance.   Health Insurance Health...

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What You Should Know About Paying Taxes In Switzerland

What You Should Know About Paying Taxes In Switzerland

“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes,” said 18th century American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin, true as it might be we can hardly escape the inevitability of paying taxes. Depending on your status in Switzerland you might be required to be pay value added tax (VAT), tax on vehicles, inheritance, property and even dogs. Read on, as we provide you with a brief...

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В Швейцарии сокращается число богатых людей, капитал которых более $30 млн

В Швейцарии сокращается число богатых людей, капитал которых более $30 млн

Однако, как ожидается, число увеличится на 12% к 2025 году согласно проведенному исследованию “Wealth Report”, опубликованному во вторник. В 2015 году количество мультимиллиардеров снизилось на 2% в целом, говорит эта оценка...

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Почему швейцарское образование считается лучшим?

Почему швейцарское образование считается лучшим?

Швейцария известна всему миру своими частными школами, закрытыми пансионами и университетами. Швейцария — родина реформаторской педагогики, образование здесь и поныне базируется на принципах Марии Монтессори, Жана...

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В Женевском car show была представлена эксклюзивная модель Lamborghini Centenario.

В Женевском car show была представлена эксклюзивная модель Lamborghini Centenario.

Посмотреть на машину класса люкс можно до 13 марта. Цена билета 16 CHF и 8 CHF после 16:00. Car show проходит в Palexpo, рядом с Женевским аэропортом. Презентация Lamborghini Centenario была приурочена к 100-летней годовщине основателя компании...

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В самолетах Swiss появится беспроводной интернет

В самолетах Swiss появится беспроводной интернет

Авиакомпания Swiss International Air Lines в летнем сезоне 2016 года (начинается 27 марта) начнет предоставлять пассажирам беспроводной доступ в интернет, а также позволит совершать звонки с использованием мобильных телефонов. Новые...

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Промышленность Швейцарии. Обзор.

Промышленность Швейцарии. Обзор.

Собственный капитал Швейцария очень широко размещает в виде инвестиций по всему миру. У Швейцарских инвестиций за границей есть характерная черта: они направляются почти исключительно в промышленно  развитые...

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