Approximately 100 countries, including Switzerland, have committed themselves to introducing the new global standard for the automatic exchange of information (AEOI). Domestic bank client confidentiality in Switzerland is not affected by the AEOI.
Since 1 of January 2017, the legal foundations for introducing the AEOI entered into force, Switzerland has been collecting data which will be exchanged for the first time from 2018. The exchanged information includes the account number, Name, address and date of birth, tax identification number, interest, dividends, receipts from certain insurance policies, credit balances on accounts and proceeds from the sale of financial assets.
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