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Representative offices of foreign banks are not subject to prudential supervision. In the BankO, the sandbox will additionally be extended to include crowdlending business models, whereby public funds up to a total amount of CHF 1 million can one day be brokered not only for commercial and industrial purposes but also for private consumption.
During its meeting on 30 Novemberthe Federal Council brought into force a corresponding amendment to the Banking Act to promote innovation fintech. Moreover, crowdlending should be possible also for private consumption within the authorization-exempt area of the sandbox. Representative offices of foreign banks.
Representative offices of foreign banks
Guidelines for licence applications for branches and representative offices of foreign banks and securities dealers in Switzerland Updated: The country of domicile of the foreign bank and all qualified participants must guarantee reciprocal rights. As it will take time to implement these rules, the changes to consumer credit law and the associated amendment of the BankO will not come into force until 1 April With the new measure, companies with special authorisation can accept public funds of up to CHF million from 1 Januaryprovided they neither invest nor pay interest on these funds.
You can submit your own here http: Any company organised under foreign law that either holds a banking licence abroad, uses the term “bank” or “Banking” in its name, the description of its purpose or its business documentation or conducts banking business as defined in Article 2a of the Banking Ordinance is considered as a foreign bank.
The licensing process for a representative office of a foreign bank normally takes about three months, but the duration depends on the quality and complexity of the application.
Swiss Federal Council Adopts Implementing Provisions for Fintech Authorisation
Representative offices of foreign banks and securities dealers must meet a number of licensing requirements to obtain authorisation from FINMA. For a foreign bank to obtain a licence to open a representative office, there must be no doubt that the applicant and the representative office meet or can meet all of the licensing requirements.
The foreign bank must be subject to appropriate supervision The responsible foreign supervisory authorities must not have raised any objections to the opening of a representative office. The Authorisation section of the Banks division authorization finma. This extension became possible because crowdlending will be subject to the Consumer Credit Act in the future. Two of these — the extension of the holding period for settlement accounts and an authorisation-exempt innovation area sandbox — have already been regulated at ordinance level in the meantime and came into force on 1 August The most important are: The most important are:.
In Februarythe Federal Council put three measures out for consultation to promote innovation in the financial sector and to remove barriers to market entry for fintech firms.
Contact for questions on the licensing process The Authorisation section of the Banks division authorization finma. Banks and securities dealers Getting licensed Representative offices of foreign banks. The time it takes to receive a response from the responsible foreign supervisory authorities must also be taken into account.
It is now possible for the third measure — a new authorisation category with simplified requirements in the Banking Act — to come into force on 1 January Licensing requirements For a foreign bank to obtain a licence to open a representative office, there must be no doubt that the applicant and the representative office meet or can meet all of the licensing requirements.
Duration of the licensing process The licensing process for a representative office of a foreign bank normally takes about three months, but the duration depends on the quality and complexity of the application.
FINMA – Representative offices of foreign banks
However, they must submit an annual report for the foreign bank they represent to FINMA within four months after the financial year ends. The responsible bankenverordnhng supervisory authorities must not have bankenverordnnug any objections to the opening of a representative office. A foreign bank needs to be authorised by FINMA if it employs staff in Switzerland who, on a professional basis, permanently represent it for advertising or other purposes in or from Switzerland, including in particular forwarding client orders to it, but do not carry out transactions or manage client accounts for the foreign bank that give rise to legal obligations.
Those in charge of the representative office must assure proper business conduct.