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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. Receive regular investment information

    Receive regular investment information

    Receive regular investment information

  7. 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".

  8. Pension provision in Switzerland: What newcomers need to know about the three pillars

    New to Switzerland? This is how to keep track of your pension provision.

    Are you new to Switzerland? Find out how to use the Swiss pension system comprising state, occupational, and private pension provision correctly, and keep track of it. This will ensure that you are optimally protected in retirement.

  9. A revision to the law of succession: a new succession law for Switzerland

    A revision to the law of succession: increased self-determination regarding your estate

    The anticipated revision to the Swiss law of succession promises increased self-determination regarding your estate. The current law of succession came into force around 100 years ago and is no longer fit for purpose. We explore the legislative changes planned by the federal government.

  10. Inheritances for single people

    Inheritances without Heirs: What Single People Need to Know

    What happens if an unmarried person dies without having made inheritance arrangements? It was a situation Sonja Keller had to face when her partner died. Left on her own, she took the initiative and realized how much freedom she had for inheritance planning.