Switzerland as a Financial Centre

View of the entrance of the stock exchange in Zurich
Stock Exchange in Zurich © FDFA, Presence Switzerland

Switzerland’s financial sector is of significant importance to the national economy, employing about 5% of the total workforce and accounting for 9% of economic output. The financial sector ensures that the Swiss economy is never short of the necessary capital or financial services. Switzerland is also one of the most efficiently regulated and supervised financial centres in the world. Switzerland works closely with other countries to actively combat organised crime, terrorism and cross-border tax evasion. Switzerland introduced the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) with a range of jurisdictions, including the UK, in 2018.


The financial centre and the economy

Finance.Swiss platform

Key figures

Review on international financial and tax matters

In its review, the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters lists the most important events for Switzerland in international financial and tax matters and provides information on the status of current regulatory projects.

Review on international financial and tax matters

The Swiss tax system

Switzerland is a Confederation of 26 cantons with about 3,000 municipalities. Taxes are levied not only by the Confederation but also at the cantonal and municipal level.

The Swiss tax system

Federal Tax Administration