Switzerland Geography, Economy, Politics, and Culture

Switzerland is a country located in central Europe, rich in natural highlights such as the Alps and some of the most picturesque lakes in the world. The country is a major tourist destination, known for its resorts and hiking possibilities, located in the beautiful mountainous parts of the country. It has historically been a welcoming banking hub, known for respecting the privacy of those who want to do business there. As a result of its landlocked geographical reality, Switzerland has always preferred to be a neutral state in all global conflicts. Its political stability has made Switzerland one of the wealthiest countries in the world. The country has a rich and diverse culture, with the majority of its population deriving their heritage from the French, Germans, and Italians, reflected in both languages spoken, as well as their cuisine.

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  • AG (Aktiengesellschaft)
  • GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung)
  • Stiftung / fondation / fondazione
  • Investmentgesellschaft mit festem Kapital / SICAF (société d’investissement à capital fixe) / SICAF (società di investimento a capitale fisso)
  • Investmentgesellschaft mit variablem Kapital / SICAV (société d’investissement à capital variable) / SICAV (società di investimento a capitale variabile)
  • Verein / association / associazione
  • wIG (wirtschaftliche Interessengemeinschaft) / GIE (groupement d’intérêt économique) / gruppo di interesse economico
  • inzelunternehmen / RI (raison individuelle) / ditta individuale
  • eG (einfache Gesellschaft) / société simple / società semplice
  • KolG (Kollektivgesellschaft) / SNC (société en nom collectif) / società in nome collettivo
  • KG (Kommanditgesellschaft) / SC (société en commandite) / società in accomandita
  • KomAG (Kommanditaktiengesellschaft) / SCA (société en commandite par actions) / società in accomandita per azioni
  • GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung) / Sàrl (société à responsabilité limitée) / Sagl (società a garanzia limitata)
  • AG (Aktiengesellschaft) / SA (société anonyme) / SA (società anonima)
  • Genossenschaft / Scoop (société coopérative) / società cooperativa
  • Zweigniederlassung / succursale / succursale
  • Corporate Tax: 17.92%
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 11.5% (federal), + 37.2% (canton), + ~0-15% (municipal)
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 7.7% (standard rate)
    3.8% or 2.5% (reduced rates)
  • Top-tier Swiss banks (Local Bank)
  • UBS AG (Local Bank)
  • Credit Suisse (Local Bank)
  • Julius Baer Group (Local Bank)
  • The Pictet Group (Local Bank)
  • Lombard Odier and Co (Local Bank)
  • Alternative Bank Schweiz ABS (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA (Commercial Bank)
  • Cantonal banks (Commercial Bank)
  • CIM Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Bank Cler (former Bank Coop) (Commercial Bank)
  • Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) Ltd (Commercial Bank)
  • J. Safra Sarasin (Commercial Bank)
  • Lombard Odier (Commercial Bank)
  • Migros Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Mirabaud Group (Commercial Bank)
  • Morval (Commercial Bank)
  • SIX SIS AG (Commercial Bank)
  • Vontobel (Commercial Bank)
  • WIR Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Zurich Cantonal Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Family-owned Swiss banks (State Bank)
  • Habib Bank AG Zurich (State Bank)
  • Banque privée Edmond de Rothschild (State Bank)
  • Bordier & Cie (State Bank)
  • Gonet & Cie (State Bank)
  • E. Gutzwiller & Cie, Banquiers (State Bank)
  • Landolt & Cie (State Bank)
  • Lienhardt & Partner Privatbank Zürich (State Bank)
  • Reichmuth & Co (State Bank)
  • REYL Group (State Bank)
  • Union Bancaire Privée (State Bank)
  • Rahn+Bodmer Co. (State Bank)
  • AXA Bank Europe, Brüssel, Zweigniederlassung Winterthur (Foreign Bank)
  • Fortis Banque, SA/NV, Bruxelles, Succursale de Zurich (Foreign Bank)
  • ING Belgique, Bruxelles, Succursale de Genève, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • STRATEO, Genève, Succursale de Keytrade Bank SA, Bruxelles, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Itaú Private Bank, Zürich (Foreign Bank)
  • Jyske Bank (Schweiz) AG (Foreign Bank)
  • Nordea Bank S.A., Luxemburg, Zweigniederlassung Zürich (Foreign Bank)
  • Banque du Léman SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Crédit Agricole (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Société Générale Private Banking (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Deutsche Bank (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Kaupthing Bank Luxembourg S.A (Foreign Bank)
  • Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd (Foreign Bank)
  • Bank Leumi (Schweiz) AG, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • IDB (Swiss) Bank Ltd, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • United Mizrahi Bank (Schweiz) AG (Foreign Bank)
  • Banque Profil de Gestion SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Intesa Sanpaolo (Foreign Bank)
  • Sella Bank AG (Foreign Bank)
  • UniCredit (Suisse) Bank SA (Foreign Bank)
  • Banca Popolare di Sondrio (Suisse) (Foreign Bank)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Wealth Management Bank (Switzerland), Ltd. (Foreign Bank)
  • Nomura Bank (Schweiz) AG (Foreign Bank)
  • BankMed (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Banque Audi (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • BlomBank (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • LGT Bank (Schweiz) AG, Basel (Foreign Bank)
  • KBL (Switzerland) Ltd, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken SA, Luxembourg, (Foreign Bank)
  • Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • NBAD Private Bank (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • NBK Banque Privée (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • QNB Banque Privée (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Amsterdam, Zweigniederlassung Zürich (Foreign Bank)
  • Credit Europe Bank (SA), Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Banque Privée BCP (Suisse) SA,  (Foreign Bank)
  • Investec Bank (Foreign Bank)
  • Banco Santander (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • NCG Banco S.A., succursale de Genève, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Barclays Bank (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Barclays Capital, Zurich Branch of Barclays Bank PLC, London (Foreign Bank)
  • HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • IG Bank S.A., Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Lloyds Bank plc, Londres, succursale de Genève, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • RBS Coutts Bank AG (Foreign Bank)
  • Citibank, NA, Las Vegas, Succursale de Genève (Foreign Bank)
  • Citibank, NA, Las Vegas, Zurich Branch (Foreign Bank)
  • Goldman Sachs Bank AG (Foreign Bank)
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Columbus, Succursale de Zurich (Foreign Bank)
  • J.P. Morgan (Suisse) SA, Geneva (Foreign Bank)
  • Merrill Lynch Capital Markets AG (Foreign Bank)
  • Morgan Stanley AG (Foreign Bank)
  • State Street Bank GmbH, München, Zweigniederlassung Zürich (Foreign Bank)

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