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As the Bank for Entrepreneurs, we offer solutions designed to meet your business as well as your personal financial needs. We will accompany your company through all stages of life: from incorporation and expansion up to succession. At the same time, we'll help you grow and preserve your private assets – in a way that perfectly matches your entrepreneurial plans and tax situation.

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  1. Setting up a company and small businesses

    Business Easy - The simple banking solution for entrepreneurs.

    • Foundation
  2. Financing

    Our financing solutions supports your projects.

    • Foundation
    • Growth
    • Loans
    • Capital market
  3. Payments and Accounts

    We help optimize your cash flow.

    • Foundation
    • Consolidation
    • Payments & Accounts
    • Daily Business
  4. International Business Transactions

    Our solutions for your internationalization.

    • Growth
    • Forex
    • Export
  5. Company Succession

    Take advantage of our many years of experience for your succession process. 

    • Succession
    • Succession planning
    • Private Wealth
  6. Solutions for Entrepreneurs and Executives

    Being an entrepreneur or executive brings major responsibilities. What's more, you put all your energy and passion into developing your business. We would be delighted to take care of your personal financial planning. That means helping you grow and preserve your private assets in a way that matches your entrepreneurial plans and tax situation.

    • Consolidation
    • Private Wealth
    • Succession planning
  7. Cash Management

    Your Knowledgeable Partner for Integrated Cash Management.

    • Consolidation
    • Foundation
    • Payments & Accounts
    • Daily Business
  8. Online and Mobile Channels

    Welcome to our Online and Mobile Channels. We offer the right channel for every need.
     

    • Foundation
    • Daily Business
  9. Harmonization of Payment Transaction in Switzerland

    We will provide you with expert assistance for migrating your payment transaction products to the new standard.

    • Payments & Accounts
  10. Loans

    Our financing solutions support your projects. 

    • Growth
    • Loans
  11. Leasing

    Optimize your financing mix. Rest assured that we have the right solution.

    • Growth
    • Consolidation
    • Leasing & Factoring
  12. Factoring

    Self-finance your Business Growth.

    • Growth
    • Leasing & Factoring
  13. The Succession Process

    Start dealing with the question of succession well ahead of time. To help you find your way through the process, it can be broken down into five phases. 

    • Succession
    • Succession planning
  14. Critical Success Factors

    The succession process entails various risks, so bear the following success factors in mind. 

    • Succession
    • Succession planning
  15. Our Services To Help You Plan Your Succession

    Our advisors will be your expert partners throughout the process. Take advantage of our services. 

    • Succession
    • Succession planning
  16. Company Exchange for SMEs

    Referral platforms exist not only for private relationships, but also for companies. With Opportunity Net, Credit Suisse manages one of the largest databases of its kind in Switzerland.

    • Foundation
    • Growth
    • Succession
    • M&A
    • Succession planning
    • Private Wealth
    • Network
  17. Foreign Exchange Transactions

    We are a reliable partner for your foreign exchange transactions.

    • Export
    • Forex
  18. Payments

    Process your payment transactions efficiently and benefit from our attractive conditions. 

    • Consolidation
    • Forex
    • Payments & Accounts
    • Daily Business
  19. Direct Business

    A user interface that is as individual as the apps on a smartphone and an overview of all accounts from different banks – this is what online banking now looks like for Credit Suisse corporate clients.

    • Payments & Accounts
    • Daily Business
  20. Trade Finance

    A range of instruments to help you ensure that payments are made and services performed. 

    • Forex
    • Export
  21. Midmarket Investment Banking / M&A

    Our specialists are well versed in the field of corporate finance transactions on Credit Suisse's home market. We can provide you with advice on all questions relating to capital markets and M&A.

    • Consolidation
    • Succession
    • Growth
    • M&A
    • Capital market
  22. Multibank Cash Concentration

    Through multibank cash concentration, you benefit from automated liquidity balancing among your Credit Suisse account and your domestic and foreign accounts with other banks.

    • Payments & Accounts
  23. Cash Pooling

    Our notional cash pooling service enables you to optimize the interest income on your Credit Suisse accounts thanks to the virtual pooling of your balances. 

    • Consolidation
    • Payments & Accounts
  24. Cashmanager

    Use Cashmanager to efficiently manage your surplus funds. 

    • Consolidation
    • Payments & Accounts
  25. Hedging Interest Rate Risks

    Find out more about the most important products for hedging interest rate risk. 

    • Consolidation
  26. Export Finance

    Tailored financial solutions for your growth.

    • Growth
    • Export
    • Forex
  27. Corporate Finance Switzerland

    Corporate and capital market transactions.

    • Growth
    • Capital market
    • M&A
  28. Accounts

    We offer accounts for your daily banking transactions. 

    • Foundation
    • Payments & Accounts
  29. Cards

    By using the right cards, you make it easier for your employees to manage their expenses. 

    • Payments & Accounts
  30. Sector-specific solutions

    Credit Suisse - Financial Partner for Lawyers and Notaries.

    • Sector
  31. Mortgages

    Select your personal solution from among our various financing models.

    • Loans
  32. E-Commerce Basic

    In collaboration with our partner SIX Payment Services, we are offering you an affordable, simple, and transparent credit card acceptance solution for your online shop. A simple, transparent way for your clients to make purchases in your online shop using a credit card. 

    • Foundation
    • Payments & Accounts
  33. MyIBAN

    An IBAN as Individual as You.

    • Foundation
    • Payments & Accounts
  34. Balance Optimizer

    Would you like to manage your available liquidity according to your own needs? With the Credit Suisse Balance Optimizer, you make your own rules for automated account transfers.

    • Consolidation
    • Payments & Accounts
  35. Employee Share Ownership Service

    We are your partner for creating and implementing tailored employee share programs in line with the market.

    • Consolidation
  36. Pension Solutions for SMEs

    Attractive bank savings solutions for your company.

    • Foundation
  37. When Skilled Workers Are in Short Supply

    Around 90,000 SMEs in Switzerland are acutely affected by a shortage of skilled workers. What are you doing about it?

    • Foundation
    • Growth
    • Publications
  38. Investor Platform

    Procuring Capital or Making Direct Investments.

    • Foundation
    • Growth
    • Succession
    • Loans
    • M&A
    • Capital market
    • Private Wealth
  39. Corporate Cash

    Strategy for Withdrawal or Management of Non-Business-Critical Liquidity – Avoid Negative Interest Rates.

    • Consolidation
    • Payments & Accounts
    • Private Wealth
  40. Corporate Housekeeping for SMEs

    Services for Your Owner Shares.

    • Foundation
    • Private Wealth
    • Daily Business
  41. Advisory Services for Executives

    Optimization of the Compensation Cycle.

    • Consolidation
    • Private Wealth
  42. Income and Asset Structuring

    Income and Asset Structuring for Entrepreneurs. Optimize Private Asset Accumulation at an Early Stage.

    • Consolidation
    • Private Wealth
  43. Economy and Markets

    The economists at Credit Suisse Economic Research analyze economic and regional developments and economic and market trends on an ongoing basis.

    • Publications
  44. Monitor Switzerland Q2 2017

    Political “noise” does not impress companies.

    • Publications
  45. Business Performance in the Industry Sector

    The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) is an economic indicator and shows the current trajectory of business performance in the industry sector.

    • Publications
    • Sector
  46. Cash Management Dossier

    A company always needs to have enough liquidity for its business operations.

    • Consolidation
    • Payments & Accounts
    • Publications
  47. Corporate Succession Dossier

    Company succession in corporate management is a complex process, which presents the company with a variety of challenges.

    • Succession
    • Succession planning
    • M&A
    • Publications
  48. SME Export Outlook Q3 2017

    Switzerland's export-oriented SMEs are viewing the third quarter of 2017 positively.

    • Growth
    • Export
    • Publications
  49. Swiss Pension Fund Survey 2017

    What challenges are currently top of the list for Swiss pension funds? As part of an exclusive survey, almost 200 pension fund managers provided answers on this topic and many others.

    • Private Wealth
    • Publications
  50. Sector Handbook 2017: Where are the Swiss industries moving?

    Credit Suisse's 2017 Sector Handbook takes a look at the 27 biggest sectors in Switzerland and offers a perspective on the most significant developments over the coming years. Where are the risks, and where are the opportunities?

    • Publications
    • Sector
  51. Retail Outlook 2017

    Swiss retail trade is changing: The Swiss retail trade has another difficult year behind it as nominal sector sales fell for the second year in a row in 2016.

    • Sector
    • Publications
  52. Real Estate Market 2017

    Tenants Wanted: 2017 is expected to be no less turbulent.

    • Publications
    • Sector
  53. Assessment of Exchange Rate Development 2017

    Many export-oriented Swiss companies have been heavily challenged by the strong Swiss franc in recent years. Thanks to Swiss traits such as innovation, quality and adaptability, not only did many clients overcome this crisis – they managed to emerge from it even stronger.

    • Export
    • Forex
    • Publications
  54. «Entrepreneur» Flash

    Issued every 14 days, it includes the current economic indicators and the trend outlook from Credit Suisse Economic Research – sent directly to your smartphone.

    • Publications
  55. “Entrepreneur” Magazine: Spring 2017

    Taking the long view: Day-to-day business in Swiss companies is defined by a fast-paced market environment and by technology.

    • Consolidation
    • Publications
  56. “Entrepreneur” Magazine: Fall 2016

    Increase efficiency: In recent years, the Swiss market environment has become more demanding.

    • Consolidation
    • Publications
  57. “Entrepreneur” Magazine: Spring 2016

    Your advisor in wealth management: Borer Chemie AG is a dynamic, family-owned business.

    • Succession
    • Succession planning
    • Publications
  58. SVC – Ltd. for Risk Capital for SMEs Activity Report

    Switzerland was able to assert its position as a world champion in invention and development in the past year. In 2016, our country is once again at the top (or very close to it) in many of the global innovation rankings.

    • Publications
    • Network
  59. Locational Quality 2016

    The long-term economic potential of the Swiss canton is heavily influenced by the wider parameters that apply to companies.

    • Export
    • Publications
  60. Swiss Healthcare Sector 2015

    Demographic aging continues.

    • Publications
    • Sector
  61. Income Producing Real Estate

    We support you in your role as real estate entrepreneur and private individual.

    • Succession
    • Private Wealth
  62. Study on the Financing of SMEs in Switzerland in 2016

    A study by the Institute of Financial Services Zug (IFZ) at the Hochschule Luzern on behalf of SECO.

    • Capital market
    • Publications
  63. Entrepreneur Video Portraits

    Read the profiles to find out more about the road to entrepreneurial success, about the dreams that came true or are yet to come true, about what makes these entrepreneurs particularly proud, and about the values that matter in a long-term partnership.

    • Foundation
    • Private Wealth
    • Success Stories
  64. Codec: High-Precision Bar-Turning Machines in Val-de-Ruz

    What do a windshield wiper and a hearing aid have in common? Both can contain tiny metal parts manufactured by Codec SA in Val-de-Ruz. Its CEO Michel di Bernardo explains the company's success with two key words: responsibility and trust.

    • Succession
    • Export
    • Success Stories
  65. Fabian Cancellara

    From athlete to entrepreneur: how life, priorities, and goals change.

    • Foundation
    • Success Stories
  66. Advice from Entrepreneurs & Executives Desks

    Because entrepreneurs' personal and business assets are so tightly intertwined, Credit Suisse offers them advice from a single source through its Entrepreneurs & Executives desks (E&E desks): Advisory teams comprised of a private client advisor and a corporate client advisor meet a wide range of client needs and help clients to optimize their portfolio structure.

    • Consolidation
    • Succession
    • Private Wealth
  67. SVC – Ltd.: Mid-Market Lending

    There are many situations that can exceed the normal financial requirements of an SME, and circumstances in which an SME wants an exceptional financing model. Today more than ever, capital providers are required to create novel and special solutions to correspond with the demands of the entrepreneur. Swiss Venture Club's strategic partner, Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG, founded a wholly-owned subsidiary called "SVC – Ltd. for Risk Capital for SMEs" back in 2010, which has invested approximately CHF 100 million in SMEs and young entrepreneurs. The next step followed at the end of 2016 with the new and flexible financing tool: mid-market lending.

    • Growth
    • Succession
    • Loans
    • Capital market
  68. Checklist: Optimizing Excess Liquidity

    Are you trying to improve how you use and administer your company's excess liquidity? This checklist can help you examine possible steps and solutions for your business and its assets.

    • Consolidation
    • Payments & Accounts
  69. Blumer-Lehmann AG: On the Way to the Top

    Until a few years ago, its timber constructions would have been considered technically impossible. But through a great deal of courage and intellect, Blumer-Lehmann AG in Eastern Switzerland has reached the summit in the world of timber architecture. And Katharina Lehmann, President of the Board of Directors, is not resting on her laurels.

    • Consolidation
    • Growth
    • Export
    • Leasing & Factoring
    • Success Stories
  70. Producing More Efficiently and Cost-Effectively Thanks to Leasing

    Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. has offered leasing in the Swiss market for more than 50 years and is also the market leader, thanks to its broadly diversified offering. There is also a trend towards leasing among companies, and an increasing number of SMEs are employing this instrument as a possible form of financing. Silvio Mariani, Senior Leasing Specialist at Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd., explains why the construction sector in particular values the advantages of leasing so highly, and what potential there is for leasing in general.

    • Growth
    • Leasing & Factoring
  71. League of Leading Ladies Conference

    Whether as entrepreneurs, employees, or clients, women are increasingly becoming the driving forces that are actively demanding and implementing change. Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women's World Banking, and Laura Hemrika, Head of Corporate Citizenship & Foundations at Credit Suisse, agree on this. At this year's League of Leading Ladies conference on March 30 and 31, 2017, in Interlaken, they discussed the challenges and solutions associated with this topic.

    • Private Wealth
    • Network
  72. Symphasis Foundation: An Own Foundation

    Two years ago, Silvio and Gaby Inderbitzin established their own foundation, called Edusiga, under Credit Suisse's umbrella foundation Symphasis. Their capital now helps a number of young Kenyans to earn their high school diplomas each year, giving them a life of greater opportunities.

    • Foundation
    • Private Wealth
    • Success Stories
  73. Catch a Car AG: The First Free-Floating Car-Sharing Offering

    Viviana Buchmann helped make Mobility extremely successful. Now, with Catch a Car, she is running Switzerland's first free-floating car-sharing service and sat down with us to explain how essential long-term thinking is to business success.

    • Foundation
    • Success Stories
  74. Toggenburg Bergbahnen AG: Focus on the regions qualities

    How do you make long-term plans for a risky undertaking like a mountain cableway? Mélanie Eppenberger, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Toggenburg Bergbahnen, talks about the vision behind their most recent investments, ideal financing solutions, and how she counteracts the dependency of the business on the weather.

    • Growth
    • Leasing & Factoring
    • Success Stories
  75. Noventa Consulting AG: Kaizen – Higher Revenues with Less Effort

    "Kaizen” became an internationally recognized term through auto manufacturer Toyota, which has used this Japanese philosophy in its production for decades. Noventa Consulting AG advises companies on implementing Kaizen and believes that if implemented consistently, it could keep many jobs in Switzerland.

    • Consolidation
    • Daily Business
    • Success Stories
  76. Nile Clothing AG: Consistent, Efficient, On the Go

    At just 26 and 28 years old, Marc and Kevin Willy took over the Swiss fashion label Nile. Before that, Kevin set up an office for the company in Shanghai, and Marc drove their expansion into Germany forward. Above all, however, they are a step ahead of other companies in digitalization.

    • Growth
    • Succession
    • Export
    • Succession planning
    • Success Stories
    • Network
  77. Seitz Group: Lean Management

    Seitz makes valves for various industries, including PET bottle production and nuclear power plants. Four years ago, the company made the decision to keep its production facility in Switzerland despite tremendous cost pressure. CEO Andreas Steiner tells us what actions were taken to boost efficiency following that decision.

    • Consolidation
    • Success Stories
  78. SGE: Support with Internationalization

    Expansion into other countries is associated with new perspectives, but it also carries risks and generates many questions. Credit Suisse supports companies in their internationalization with the help of partners such as Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE).

    • Growth
    • Export
    • Network
  79. M&A for SMEs: "Selling a company is like a journey"

    If the successor for the company does not come from your own family, it can be difficult to search for a suitable buyer single-handedly. As the leading Swiss bank for M&A, Credit Suisse mediates and assists buyers and sellers.

    • Growth
    • Succession
    • M&A
    • Succession planning
  80. Helvetica Capital AG: “We invest in unique ideas”

    Helvetica Capital AG invests in established Swiss companies. CEO Johannes Suter explains why this makes sense for Switzerland and outlines the philosophy of investors.

    • Growth
    • Capital market
    • M&A
    • Network
  81. LLL & GetDiversity: Network for Female Entrepreneurs

    Fresh impetus, the latest knowledge, and networking opportunities for female entrepreneurs and businesswomen from all over the world.

    • Network
  82. Swiss Venture Club: Connecting Swiss SMEs

    The Swiss Venture Club actively pursues the aim of supporting and promoting SMEs as the driving force of the Swiss economy, in order to help create and maintain workplaces in Switzerland.

    • Network
  83. SVC – Ltd.: "We want to see development potential"

    Beat Brechbühl has been a member of the Board of Directors at SVC – Ltd. for Risk Capital for SMEs (SVC Ltd.) since it was founded six years ago. In conversation he explains what the perfect investment looks like for SVC Ltd.

    • Foundation
    • Growth
    • Capital market
    • M&A
    • Network
  84. Success Factors for Swiss SMEs 2016: Digitization – an Opportunity for SMEs

    Despite the positive overall assessment of Switzerland as a business location by SMEs, there are challenges as Switzerland has been increasingly at issue as an industrial and business location since the abolition of the EUR/CHF minimum exchange rate on January 15, 2015. Of the five measures surveyed for countering locational disadvantages, the SMEs describe the introduction of new technologies as the most important one. These are the findings of the survey conducted by Credit Suisse Economic Research. 

    • Foundation
    • Growth
    • Publications
  85. Company Succession in Practice

    For every entrepreneur, corporate succession is one of the most crucial strategic tasks to be performed. Our survey of over 1,300 Swiss small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) clearly shows just how important this subject is in the eyes of business owners. More than three-fourths of the managers surveyed had already begun in some form to tackle the issue of finding a successor.

    • Succession
    • Succession planning
    • Private Wealth
    • Publications
  86. Piega SA: Hitting the High Notes

    For nearly three decades, Piega has been manufacturing loudspeakers on Lake Zurich that are nearly unmatched around the globe. How a passion for good music built a company with Swiss precision that stands up to the strong franc.

    • Consolidation
    • Export
    • Success Stories
  87. Corporate Branding in the Digital Age

    In a world where people can decide online what they do and do not want to see, quality criteria for marketing communication are more important than ever. The following is a list of questions developed by Frank Bodin for this magazine. If you can answer “yes” to all of them, you are probably on the right track.

    • Foundation
  88. Borer Chemie AG: The Right Chemistry

    Making a clean sweep – this is the perfect metaphor to describe Borer Chemie AG. This family firm in Zuchwil offers innovative cleaning and disinfection solutions, and managed an almost seamless handover to the second generation.

    • Succession
    • Succession planning
    • Success Stories
  89. The Added Value of Swissness

    The Swiss export industry is greatly affected by the potential competitive disadvantage that a stronger franc poses. However, the “Swissness” factor should not be underestimated as a coun-terweight. An economic expert and two entrepreneurs told us why it is critical to implement this counterweight in times of crisis.

    • Export
  90. IBSA Institut Biochimique SA: A Fruitful Company

    Five years ago, IBSA, the biggest pharmaceutical company in Ticino, ran into difficulties for a short time owing to the strength of the Swiss franc, but got back on course thanks to its great innovativeness. Since then, the company has continued to rise on the list of the Swiss pharmaceutical companies with the highest turnover and, in terms of fertility medication, occupies fourth place worldwide.

    • Consolidation
    • Export
    • Success Stories
  91. “Entrepreneur” Magazine: Summer 2015

    Swiss entrepreneurship as a value proposition: Although the situation appeared tumultuous when the euro exchange rate floor was lifted at the start of 2015, the initial doubts and fears rapidly dissolved when it became clear that Swiss entrepreneurship would remain steady in spite of any headwinds.

    • Publications
  92. “Entrepreneur” Magazine: Spring 2015

    Opportunities and challenges in the low interest rate environment: Owing to the strong Swiss franc, many Swiss SMEs with a high proportion of export business were seriously challenged in recent years, or their very existence was under threat.

    • Loans
    • Publications
  93. “Entrepreneur” Magazine: Summer 2014

    Internationalization: Experts on the export industry and the "In Brief" column inform you of the latest forecasts and facts.

    • Export
    • Publications
  94. “Entrepreneur” Magazine: Fall 2013

    The topic of company succession is of concern to Swiss SMEs: Over the next five years, almost 1 in four companies will be transferred to a successor.

    • Succession
    • Succession planning
    • Publications
  95. Publications and Subscriptions

    The economists at Credit Suisse Economic Research analyze economic developments, sector trends, and regional developments on an ongoing basis. Choose the subscriptions you require – and make sure you stay one step ahead.

    • Capital market
    • Daily Business
    • Publications
  96. News

    Whether it's economic developments, sector trends, financial expertise, or product news, we'll keep you up-to-date with the latest topics – in a way that's specially tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs.

    • Daily Business
  97. Success Stories

    Entrepreneurs create value and jobs. Entrepreneurs get things done. Entrepreneurs move Switzerland. Entrepreneurs inspire. As the Bank for Entrepreneurs, we provide them with guidance and support.

    • Private Wealth
    • Success Stories
  98. Network

    Benefit from our network of valuable contacts and unique platforms – both in Switzerland and abroad. Together with our partners we can help you and your company move forward.

    • Succession
    • Network

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