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Are there any bank accounts tht allow you to keep your account and for free preferably (to receive salary) when you leave the country permanently (non-eu / non american citizen here)

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Old 26.01.2021, 12:50
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Nobody will do for free! are you talking about a couple of months? if so the bank won't even know you have left if you did not tell them & have your mail forwarded.
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Old 26.01.2021, 13:05
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Re: Keep Bank account after leaving CH

Varies from bank to bank. Some charge higher monthly/annual fees while others request 200+K CHF deposits. The cheaper ones require residence close to CH (Austria, Germany, Italy) or at least EU residence.

If I remember well post finance is the most open one to this kind of arrangements, you only need to be a salaried worker in CH (their social mission or whatever) and pay a yearly fee.....but careful with changing regulations.
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Re: Keep Bank account after leaving CH

Depends a lot on to which country you are moving, i.e. what your address will be. But free is rather unlikely.
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Old 26.01.2021, 13:46
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Re: Keep Bank account after leaving CH

Why would you receive CHF salary if you're leaving the country permanently?

If your employer is supporting this, presumably they could just do a SWIFT transfer to an account in your new local country. Or use something like Revolut to avoid excessive charges.
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Nobody will do for free! are you talking about a couple of months? if so the bank won't even know you have left if you did not tell them & have your mail forwarded.
There are several free mobile only free Swiss bank accounts - Neon is probably the best for most people. if you were going to take the route of just not telling them then it could be completely free.

They'd never post anything anyway.
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Are there any bank accounts tht allow you to keep your account and for free preferably (to receive salary) when you leave the country permanently (non-eu / non american citizen here)

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How long are we talking? Are you leaving and expecting one last payment? In this case i would say nothing to the bank and set up post forwarding for those 1-3 months.

If longer then the questions apply as to why are you a non resident receiving a Swiss salary etc.
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