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34 posts, 14:29 today
Short-Term Loan for British National
Well I agree, in principle. However, your income needs to be substantial enough in my opinion that you're not likely to go in over your financial abilities to pay it back easily enough to avoid high costs, and bad credit rating if…
Started by: sammymac · 18.Feb.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
49 posts, 14:24 today
Tax and insurance for Tesla model 3
I now have a firm quote for insuring a Dual Motor Long Range Tesla Model 3: CHF1,234 per year. The GTI is CHF1,715. Exactly the same cover. I hope the Strassenvekehrsamt will look favourably on it too...
Started by: pkb · 26.Apr.2017 · Transportation/driving
89 posts, 14:03 today
The buyer on Ricardo wants the money back
You can also take the paper, and then go to the local Betreibung office and register your opposition. I did that once when I received one in my name for a debt of my daughter. ;) The creditor then requested that I remove my…
Started by: Jannetta · 12.Feb.2019 · Daily life
9 posts, 13:36 today
Real-time Online Zurich HB SBB arrivals board ?
Hi, is there such a service ? I find the SBB site to be excellent but I can't find the equivalent of an airport arrivals page. This link give results describing when a train should arrive at each waypoint. There is some kind of…
Started by: Burrito · 12.Aug.2010 · Transportation/driving
121 posts, 13:08 today
Question regarding Fundsmith
Won't comment on rest, but you don't need to wait for 30-Mar on account on above. The portfolio is 88% non-UK stuff. So you are not really buying into GBP, it is only a denomination currency, not the risk currency (the portfolio does…
Started by: Dr Mick · 11.May.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
58 posts, 13:02 today
Common ways to make it big in Zürich?
I'm actually amazed at the number of ETH students (friends of my daughter) who are still doing their masters etc. while having already made big successes of their own start-up companies :eek: And they don't tend to flaunt the money or…
Started by: timpeterson · 20.Feb.2019 · Employment
21 posts, 12:19 today
Schlieren - Anyone live there? Good.. Bad??
We live in a neighboring village to schlieren, its not pretty by any means but it has really good transport connections, and right next to the Limmat for a nice walk, it has a lot of sports clubs ect. Im assuming you dont have children?…
Started by: Hestia · 13.Jul.2015 · Daily life
3 posts, 12:12 today
Verein or GmbH/AG
Started by: dus · 21.Feb.2019 · Business & entrepreneur
3 posts, 11:47 today
Will I transit in 2019 from B to…
Started by: slabab · 16.Feb.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
26 posts, 11:33 today
Experiences with public schools in Basel?
Reviving this not too old thread. Looking for information on whether there are public schools in Basel that have a more arts and/or music or sports, etc, leaning? Or are all the schools going to be standardized with not much room for…
Started by: Beyondinfinite · 29.Sep.2018 · Education
14 posts, 11:25 today
House near wald/forest ? Do we need to worry ?
I would never choose to live near a dense wood/ forest, as beautiful as it is. I would hate the damp. I much prefer the open sky, dry air.. however, that said, a friend lives beside a forest and it is much cooler in the summer…
Started by: rajiv1982 · 20.Feb.2019 · Housing in general
2 posts, 10:05 today
Self learning - recommendation
Started by: aladin · 17.Feb.2019 · Language corner
5 posts, 09:18 today
Additional tax at sourcce deduction request
Started by: Bench · 21.Feb.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
15 posts, 09:05 today
Dropping out before completing education
Final update. She was invited to the physical, mental, teamwork exam, but sadly fell at the final hurdle. Literally. On the obstacle course, went over the last hurdle, landed badly, now has a grade II sprained ankle. So she'll pursue…
Started by: NotAllThere · 8.Jan.2019 · Education
7 posts, 08:57 today
London to Geneva with 7 y/o and 13 y/o children
Sky, this is all so helpful - thank you! I did wonder if perhaps Nations was the right campus or if it should be Le Chat for us. iGCSE seems to be the difference, is that right? GES sounds just like the girls’ schools here so…
Started by: LauraJP · 20.Feb.2019 · Education
13 posts, 08:25 today
VIAC thread deleted?
I can only imagine that the user who started the thread was 'hard' deleted in the fallout following the recent alleged security breach, which would have the effect of totally removing the whole thread. One more reason I always veer away…
Started by: Yarg · 27.Dec.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
6 posts, 07:44 today
Pregnancy and employment
Also, take a look at this thread :) https://www.englishforum... I only told my bosses (and family) when I was pass the 3 months deadly mark, so they could look for a substitution for my maternity leave.
Started by: alohasal · 19.Feb.2019 · Employment
13 posts, 06:59 today
N26 is coming to Switzerland!
Started by: iu1nguoi · 20.Feb.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 06:55 today
Areas to live in Geneva
Started by: LauraJP · 20.Feb.2019 · Housing in general
4 posts, 05:21 today
Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders…
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 19.May.2017 · Family matters/health
3 posts, 03:21 today
Non-EU in Hospitality?
Started by: jovelmei · 20.Feb.2019 · Employment
1 post, 01:05 today
KulturLegi Card
Started by: haroldco · 21.Feb.2019 · Daily life
41 posts, 22:48 yesterday
City noise disturbances from businesses,…
Yes. And if you're in the country: tractors, haymakers, axes, wood-chip machines, dogs, the buzz of milking-machines and of course chain-saws. They're busy working hard, seemingly all day, 7 days a week, dawn till dusk, them country…
Started by: Swisstobe · 19.Feb.2019 · Complaints corner
56 posts, 22:16 yesterday
Question for bond investors
I do not trade large denominations as I said earlier. In CHF, you can trade electronically by 5,000.- increments. In USD/CAD, often $1k or $2k In EUR, this is trickier, there are seldom issues below EUR100k. Given…
Started by: Phil_MCR · 21.Aug.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
7 posts, 19:28 yesterday
Squash ' Neuchatel
I will be moving to Neuchatel at the start of March and have enjoyed enthusiastic but low quality squash session in the past so it sounds like Zanaty and I maybe on a similar level. Please let me know if squash is still partners are…
Started by: zanaty · 4.Mar.2016 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
8 posts, 19:05 yesterday
Revolut, no charge for topping up with credit…
they made it free for home-country emitted cards, and introduced fees for foreign cards. So solved the transfewise hassle and barred those who has EUR cards from instantly topping-up in EUR, for example. https://www.reddit.com/r...
Started by: Marsalforn · 12.Feb.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
4 posts, 18:57 yesterday
Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad (TFAA) Bill
Started by: ssn650 · 18.Jan.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 18:51 yesterday
Molecular gastronomy course?
Started by: meloncollie · 20.Feb.2019 · Food and drink
16 posts, 17:32 yesterday
Avalanche at Crans-Montana
As far as off piste skiing is concerned, 70% of avalanches involve wind blown snow, the slope is loaded & under tension on a convex slope. This wind blown snow it's often the 'best' snow on the mountain which is the issue because people…
Started by: 22 yards · 19.Feb.2019 · Daily life
3 posts, 16:48 yesterday
Professional cleaners in Geneva
Started by: StevenV · 15.Feb.2019 · Housing in general
21 posts, 16:47 yesterday
Do I have an OCD? (See attached image)
Resetting the odometer at exactly 122’667 (give or take 10-50m, needed a few practice runs before) was all I planned really and then I just needed to remember to stop when it approached 789. The rest is just random really, the…
Started by: The_Love_Doctor · 19.Feb.2019 · Transportation/driving
17 posts, 15:43 yesterday
Another cost of living thread, Canadian…
Sorry for having taken so long to reply, I didn't have access to my computer. Thanks for your detailed. This is why created my thread - to people's opinion on my estimates. I suspected that Canada was expensive, and you confirmed it.…
Started by: stanleyi · 11.Feb.2019 · Daily life
25 posts, 15:08 yesterday
Oexit - Austria's withdrawal from the EU
Now that's tricky. Let me think. Mhhh... Mhhh... Mhhh... How about the status quo? Btw leaving the Euro would have exactly zero effect on the Greece debt. When the EZB bought the 180bln Greece debt off the private banks, half…
Started by: Clocker · 19.Feb.2019 · Swiss politics/news
10 posts, 15:03 yesterday
Hslu vs zhaw
Nothing different maybe just ethical standards are better than in HSLU, and HSLU and ZHAW are not the Swiss quality at all... Just some research methods where the students gathering data and quasi-university trying to sale their…
Started by: arasanmj · 2.Feb.2017 · Education
7 posts, 14:25 yesterday
Number of images in post error
Hi Mark, i'd like to request changing my username please. It was by accident that in joining this group i confirmed my current name and so i'd like to alter. What's the process for doing this? Thanks in advance
Started by: Lob · 9.Nov.2005 · Forum support
25 posts, 13:50 yesterday
Move to Switzerland Versus Staying in the US
I haven't read quite all the posts, mea culpa. It just seemed...familiar. I have a friend who wanted to return to "Europe", interviewed for a couple of companies here and decided to stay put. That was a few years ago but he's quite…
Started by: readyexpat · 17.Feb.2019 · Employment
29 posts, 12:55 yesterday
Zurich zone extension ticket confusion
Correct. The 9-Uhr-Pass Aglo plus a 4 zone extension gives you full ZVV coverage. The 9-Uhr-Pass Aglo is considered as a "4 Zone" ticket. In general if your X zone ticket plus your Y zone extension sums up to X + Y = 8 you have full ZVV…
Started by: poot · 10.Jul.2013 · Transportation/driving
2 posts, 12:10 yesterday
How to Become An Independent Professional…
Started by: Melitta · 20.Feb.2019 · Commercial events
47 posts, 11:55 yesterday
LEGAL HELP: someone lives in our apartment…
Wow, this is incredible. The situation is objectively speaking completely your fault and you allowed it to continue for about 2.5 years too long. Allowing him an entire floor is just borderline insanity. :eek: Could you not call the…
Started by: fabulous · 19.Feb.2019 · Housing in general
1 post, 11:24 yesterday
Which is the best solution? Contract or…
Started by: Taomorris · 20.Feb.2019 · Business & entrepreneur
The Local Switzerland
The Swiss army

The Swiss army's growing problem with civilian service

With the Swiss army struggling to attract and hold onto recruits, the defence department wants to make civilian service less attractive. Here are the details.

Zurich’s Langstrasse set to become partially car-free (at last)

Zurich’s Langstrasse set to become partially car-free (at last)

Zurich is planning to close part of the city's iconic Langstrasse street to cars during daylight hours from next year but not everyone is happy with the plans.

French court hits Swiss bank UBS with record €3.7 billion fine in tax fraud case

French court hits Swiss bank UBS with record €3.7 billion fine in tax fraud case

A Paris court on Wednesday fined Swiss banking giant UBS 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in a tax fraud case, a record for France.

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