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Bank account in Zurich

Could you recommend a bank in Zurich, preferably near the main campuses of ETH and UZH, for someone coming to Zurich for 2 to 2.5 years. Thanks.
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Could you recommend a bank in Zurich, preferably near the main campuses of ETH and UZH, for someone coming to Zurich for 2 to 2.5 years. Thanks.
You don't have a lot of choice being a US citizen; only UBS, Credit Suisse and PostFinance will even consider taking you on. And you'll need to sign a W-9 form to allow the bank to send your account details on to the IRS to be able to open an account with any of them.
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Do banks in Switzerland have high account fees?


I heard several years ago that Europe was considering negative interest rates. Do Swiss banks currently have negative interest rates on accounts?

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I heard several years ago that Europe was considering negative interest rates. Do Swiss banks currently have negative interest rates on accounts?

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Yes and have had for some years now.
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Yes and have had for some years now.
Is the yes to Q1, Q2, or both. Thanks.
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Is the yes to Q1, Q2, or both. Thanks.
Q1: Just look at the banks' websites and you'll see the cost for yourself.

Q2: Yes.
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