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  1. Applying for and paying taxes on foreign pensions: What to do

    Do you live in Switzerland after having lived in a different country and accrued retirement savings there? Then you are entitled to a foreign pension when you retire. Learn how you can apply for a foreign pension and how foreign pensions are taxed in Switzerland.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. Switzerland's pension system: The only constant is change

    Although it was restricted to soldiers and civil servants about 150 years ago, today it's available to everyone: a proper retirement provision. The fight to establish Switzerland's three-pillar system was long and arduous, but in 1985 it finally became law. All's well that ends well? – No. Unless major changes are made, a new wave of old-age poverty could lie ahead. The story continues.

  5. 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.

  6. According to the 2019 Worry Barometer, both young and old people in Switzerland are concerned about retirement provision

    Problem no. 1: Retirement provision

    For the third year in a row, Swiss voters see retirement provision as the biggest challenge facing Switzerland. The Credit Suisse Worry Barometer reveals that all population groups agree.  

  7. Voluntary pension provision buy into pension fund or pillar 3a

    Voluntary pension contributions: Should you pay into the second pillar or Pillar 3a? 

    Those who want to ensure financial security in retirement can take advantage of two voluntary provision options with tax benefits: buying into a pension fund or paying into Pillar 3a. The pros and cons of each option to enable you to make the right decision in your own situation. 

  8. What yoga has to do with AHV

    Why It's a Good Idea to Invest Five Minutes Every Four Years in Your Old Age and Survivors' Insurance

    Federal Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) is a somewhat neglected topic compared to the second and third pillars: Although it accompanies us throughout our lives, some insured people have unnecessary contribution gaps through insufficient knowledge. The result is that their pensions are appreciably lower. In most cases, spending five minutes on the subject every four years would be sufficient to avoid this.

  9. The maximum AHV pension for married couples is 150% of the maximum pension for individuals.

    Maximum AHV Pension: That's What Counts

    What factors influence the amount of a person's AHV retirement pension, and how do they receive the maximum pension?

  10. Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) contributions: employers, employees, self-employed people

    AHV contributions: How much do employers, employees, and self-employed people pay?

    For employees, the employer pays half of the AHV contributions. Self-employed people have to dig deeper into their pockets, since they have to pay the full contributions themselves. How high are the different salary deductions?