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  1. Saving tax with Pillar 3a

    Multiple savings with Pillar 3a

    Significant tax savings can be achieved with Pillar 3a since the government provides tax incentives for deposits and payouts in order to promote 3a savings. With some skillful planning, you can enjoy multiple savings. We'll show you how.

  2. Understand your pension fund statement, pension certificate

    How to understand your pension fund statement

    The pension fund statement – also called the pension certificate – contains specific information about your second pillar that concerns not only your retirement age. However, you need to be familiar with some jargon and background information in order to understand your pension certificate properly. We explain them in an example, point by point.

  3. Purchasing pension benefits: a discussion with financial planner Manuela Meier-Gloor

    Purchasing pension benefits: fill gaps and save taxes

    Voluntarily purchasing pension benefits is ideal for saving taxes. Manuela Meier-Gloor, a financial planner from Zug, explains what you should consider.

  4. Maximum amounts pillar 3a

    Pillar 3a – Maximum Amounts for 2019

    Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) and employee benefits insurance (BVG) only cover 60 to 70 percent of the previous household income after retirement. Those who do not want to give up their accustomed standard of living in their old age should therefore contribute to Pillar 3a every year. 

  5. 2018 Worry Barometer: AHV still the top worry

    Swiss retirement provision: grand disillusions

    Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) is Switzerland's problem child, as found by Credit Suisse's 2018 Worry Barometer. Even the planned reforms for the retirement provision (AHV 21) are inadequate – the country should and must aim for a master stroke.

  6. For a happy retirement. Handelszeitung: The Big Pillar 3a Securities Comparison

    Handelszeitung: Major Comparison of Pillar 3a Securities

    Credit Suisse has been rated as "good" in the Handelszeitung's major comparison of Pillar 3a securities. The CSA Mixta-BVG Basic investment group was one of the products to top the ratings. This is the fourth year in a row that Credit Suisse has come out on top.

  7. 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.

  8. The compulsory portion protects heirs

    The compulsory portion under Swiss succession law

    The compulsory portion ensures that a share of the estate cannot be revoked from certain heirs. Under Swiss succession law, the descendants (children, grandchildren), spouses, and parents are entitled to this protection. It can only be validly renounced by means of an inheritance contract.

  9. Conversion rate

    What is a conversion rate? Find the definition here.

  10. Splitting

    What is splitting? Find the explanation here.