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March 24, 2023
On the web
Swiss Banking Association Proposes Deposit Tokens Focusing on Interoperability
February 6, 2023
On the wires
Swiss to Vote on Preventing Cashless Society, Pressure Group Says
Swiss citizens will get the chance to try to ensure their economy never becomes cashless, a pressure group said, after collecting enough signatures by Monday to trigger a popular vote on the issue. The FBS (Free Switzerland Movement) says cash is playing a shrinking role in many economies, as electronic payments become the default for transactions in increasingly digitised societies, making it easier for the state to monitor its citizens' actions.
September 6, 2022
On the web
Alpian Partners with Visa to Offer Innovative, Digital, and Smart Payment Solutions for Switzerland
“Alpian SA, Switzerland’s first digital private bank, announces its partnership with Visa, a world leader in digital payments. With this step Alpian has become a Principal Member of Visa, allowing the company to issue its exclusive metal debit card in Switzerland. With the partnership made official, Alpian can now issue its premium, intelligent metal debit card offering across Switzerland. The pairing of an exclusive metal debit card with a multi-currency current account (CHF, EUR, GBP and USD) and real-time foreign exchange capabilities with no handling fees gives each Alpian client a unique, elegant, and cost-effective means to facilitate their everyday banking needs both within Switzerland and abroad.”
June 10, 2020
On the wires
Launch of the QR-bill in Switzerland
“The QR-bill will modernize Swiss payment transactions. From 30 June 2020, invoice recipients will be receiving their first QR-bills instead of the traditional payment slips. You can recognize the QR-bill by the Swiss QR Code, which contains all the information needed for easy, automatic and efficient payment.”
November 16, 2018
On the web
Switzerland gets ready for QR bill payments
“The QR-bill will contain a digitally readable QR code holding all the data for a payment, streamlining the processing of bills and credit transfers for companies, government bodies, non-profits and consumers. Companies will be able to print the QR-bill themselves and the bill recipient can trigger payment with just a few clicks on a smartphone. Incorrect entries of payment information will be displayed directly in ebanking and business software, and can be immediately corrected, saving time and investigation orders. “
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