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  1. Inheritance and the compulsory portion: An explanation of succession law in Switzerland

    The compulsory portion under Swiss succession law

    The compulsory portion under Swiss succession law ensures that certain heirs cannot be deprived of a share of the estate. This treatise on Swiss succession law explains which heirs are protected with a compulsory portion and what leeway the testator has in his or her own estate planning.

  2. Employee benefits insurance in the case of multiple jobs. What you need to know.

    Multiple jobs: What you need to know about your pension fund 

    These days, many employees work part time for several employers. This means that, despite regular income, they don't earn enough to fall directly under statutory BVG insurance. Nonetheless, they too should provide for their retirement. What solutions are available for this with employee benefits insurance? 

  3. 3rd pillar, financial planning for retirement, pension provision in Switzerland, 2018 maximum amount

    What You Need to Know About the 3rd Pillar 

    What exactly is the 3rd pillar? What is the maximum amount gainful employees can pay in for 2020? Where and how can people voluntarily save up retirement capital? And starting when and under what conditions are you allowed to withdraw money from the private pension provision? Those are the most important facts for the 3rd pillar. 

  4. Structured products – better than their reputation suggests

    Making innovative investments – structured products open up new options

    Low interest rates and high equity valuations are causing investors to look for suitable alternatives. Structured products combine derivatives with traditional investment products, thus offering variable investment opportunities so you can leverage attractive potential yields in any market environment. This article reveals what you need to know about the topic.

  5. Indirect-and-direct-repayment-compared

    Direct or indirect repayment – the right method of repayment for you

    When it comes to repaying the second mortgage on a property, there are two ways of doing so: direct repayment or indirect repayment. Both options have advantages and disadvantages. When thinking about your mortgage repayments, you should take a long-term view and consider your personal circumstances.

  6. Partial retirement: Key facts on staggered retirement

    Leave the world of work step-by-step with partial retirement. 

    Partial retirement enables people to gradually reduce their level of employment, where permitted by the regulations of their pension fund and made possible by their employer. We look at the key points that need to be considered, and at why detailed planning is important if you intend to stagger your retirement. 

  7. Maximum Pillar 3a amount in 2019

    Maximum Pillar 3a amount in 2020

    Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) and employee benefits insurance (BVG) only cover 60 to 70 percent of the previous household income after retirement. If you want to maintain your accustomed standard of living even in your old age, you should therefore contribute the maximum Pillar 3a amount every year. But what are the maximum Pillar 3a amounts for 2020?

  8. Securities-based savings: Secure long-term potential returns with Pillar 3a funds

    Securities-based savings: Pillar 3a funds provide the following benefits

    The private pension provision, known as the third pillar, supplements the government and employee benefits insurance. As an alternative to a pension account, securities-based savings are an attractive investment solution. Those who invest early in their pension provision improve the potential for larger returns by using Pillar 3a funds.

  9. Receive regular investment information

    Receive regular investment information

    Receive regular investment information

  10. Stay Informed with Investment Advice and Expertise

    Stay Informed with Investment Advice and Expertise

    As an interested investor, you want to stay on top of current events in the economy and the markets. Which investments are trending? What is the latest expert opinion? What should one bear in mind when investing? Credit Suisse has extensive international expertise in the financial markets. We make this available to you in "Invest Better".