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  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Conversion rate

    What is a conversion rate? Find the definition here.

  7. Splitting

    What is splitting? Find the explanation here.

  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. 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? 

  10. Students in Dietlikon installing solar panels on the roof of their school

    Students hook solar power up to their school

    The energy transition is tangible at the secondary school is Dietlikon. With the help of the Myblueplanet climate protection movement, students built a solar power system and collected money for other environmental education projects. More and more schools are getting involved in the "Every Cell Counts" campaign.