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ZKB charge something like 30CHF or much less I think per year. If you have 50K Euro to invest and are worried about 30CHF as an annual fee then your priorities need checking especially as the interest you will get is shocking on that much money. You could send it into a main stream bank in Australia and get 5-6% without a worry as the banks there are probably as secure as a swiss bank.
Post Finance seems to be a very good solution, but they are not interested since i'm not a CH resident. At least, that 's what they told me via an email.
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Post finance will open accounts to non residents, you should try online.
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Yep, but same time they lost "warranty of the state"

before you where 100% covered.
and they charge 7.- per month if you have less then 7000 (or is it 8000) on your account. But in general, "thumbs up"
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@Caribeangeorge, when did the Post lose the Warranty of the state? I thought they had an implicit warranty of all depositis (except funds).
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I would appreciate your help:
i' m thinking of opening an account in Switzerland, but which bank should i choose?
-i barely visit CH more than once a year
-i don' t speak german-italian-french (my english is pretty decent)
-friendly e-banking and good mail communication is a MUST
-no service/monthly fee is preferable
-interests??(are there any in swiss banks)
-easy opening
i' m talking about 50.000 euro
Thank you all guys
There is no such thing a fee-free bank account in Switzerland. I bank with UBS and really impressed. All my mail and correspondence is in English and can easily go into my local branches and talk in English. They charge 50CHF for a debit card and 10CHF a month if you do not have more than 20,000CHF in your account.
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Re: WHICH bank?

Every time I read the thread title, I can't help thinking:



Aussies will understand.
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Old 13.02.2012, 22:53
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PostFinance has a state guarantee, have a look at this link
https://www.postfinance.ch/en/priv/p...investsec.html
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Aussies will understand.
I bank with their NZ arm. :-) No fees, and internet banking which is about 15 years ahead of anything I've seen here in Switzerland...
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Old 14.02.2012, 01:44
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internet banking which is about 15 years ahead of anything I've seen here in Switzerland...
I'd say the same about any Australasian bank. I'm still amazed at how bad online banking is here, and how complex and cumbersome the security is. And how my bank manager will give me all my account information over the phone without running through any form of identity checking. But that's a story for another thread.

I bank with UBS and would say they're ... mediocre.

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I'd say the same about any Australasian bank. I'm still MZed at how bad online banking is here, and how complex and cumbersome the security is. And how my bank manager will give me all my accoint information over the phone without running through any form of identity checking. But that's a story for another thread.

I bank with UBS and would say they're ... mediocre.
Credit Suisse are the same... I was using internet banking in the late 90s, and it was better than it is here now!
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I can only compare the online banking of HSBC in the UK and PostFinance here in CH, but the postfinance site is far better.
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I would appreciate your help:
i' m thinking of opening an account in Switzerland, but which bank should i choose?
-i barely visit CH more than once a year
-i don' t speak german-italian-french (my english is pretty decent)
-friendly e-banking and good mail communication is a MUST
-no service/monthly fee is preferable
-interests??(are there any in swiss banks)
-easy opening
i' m talking about 50.000 euro
Thank you all guys

I suggest any cantonal bank like BCG or BCV.
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