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US Dollars savings account

I wanted to open an account in Switzerland in US dollars and i was wondering if anybody know of any bank that pays more than 0% interest in US dollars accounts (0% is what UBS or postfinace are offering - not very attractive)
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Old 09.07.2009, 13:29
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I wanted to open an account in Switzerland in US dollars and i was wondering if anybody know of any bank that pays more than 0% interest in US dollars accounts (0% is what UBS or postfinace are offering - not very attractive)
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With a 5 year Treasury only yielding about 2.2%, I would not expect banks to offer you a lot more than ZERO on a simple savings account.

I would say forget about the interest rate and go for services and account features... would it matter a lot if another bank offered you 0.25% ??
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Re: US Dollars savings account

I am re-envigorating this thread in the hope of advice - we need to transfer some funds on a regular basis to the US. Does anyone have some good advice on how to do this cheaply (monthly amounts) - and efficiently ?

Does anyone have experience with using a bank which has branches both in Switzerland and in the USA, to move money between accounts on both sides ?

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I am re-envigorating this thread in the hope of advice - we need to transfer some funds on a regular basis to the US. Does anyone have some good advice on how to do this cheaply (monthly amounts) - and efficiently ?

Does anyone have experience with using a bank which has branches both in Switzerland and in the USA, to move money between accounts on both sides ?

Thanks!
Moving money to a Charles Schwab brokerage account cost nothing, they can receive CHF & you will get a USD check book & Visa Debit card. Money arrives the same day if sent from CH early.
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Re: US Dollars savings account

Hello - this is an old post so I'm wondering if the same still applies about Charles Schwab?

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Hello - this is an old post so I'm wondering if the same still applies about Charles Schwab?

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As far as I know nothing has changed. Still use Charles Schwab.
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thank you! (I don't know what to click to do it 'properly')
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