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  1. 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 2021? 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. 

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  8. 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? 

  9. AHV contributions for people who are not part of the workforce

    AHV Contributions: How much do people who are not part of the workforce pay?

    Even people who are not part of the workforce have to pay AHV contributions from 1st January after reaching the age of 20 until they reach the normal retirement age. But how are the AHV contributions determined and who is not considered to be part of the workforce? We show how the AHV contributions are calculated for people who are not part of the workforce and what the minimum and maximum contributions are. A calculation example is provided below for illustrative purposes.

  10. Seven proposals for dealing with falling pensions

    Pensions are falling: seven suggestions for your private pension provision

    Low interest rates, increasing life expectancy, and falling conversion rates – future generations will have to expect lower pensions. Private pension provision is becoming more important. We have put together seven suggestions that will help you to live as worry-free as possible in your retirement.