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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. "I'll take early retirement when I'm 75."

    Mr. and Mrs. Roduner's working lives are much too exciting to retire. When he reached retirement age, Professor Roduner took on a project in South Africa that may help to save our climate. Hanny Roduner wouldn't dream of giving up her life's work either.

  4. 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.  

  5. 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?

  6. 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? 

  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. 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.

  9. Switzerland's 3-pillar model

    Retirement provision in Switzerland. The three-pillar principle explained simply.

    Retirement provision in Switzerland is based on three pillars. Together, they form the solid basis for comprehensive old-age security. The three pillars also offer financial security in the event of death and disability. Watch the video to find out how the three-pillar principle is structured and how it works. 

  10. Gaetano Cardillo, trainer for client advisors, Credit Suisse, on pension gaps

    Closing Pension Gaps – almost everyone is affected

    How do pension gaps arise, and how can you close them? We put these questions to Gaetano Cardillo, trainer for client advisors at Credit Suisse. His advice: The "pension gap" problem should be tackled at a sufficiently early stage.