The Isaac Brock Society

Again, for those francophones amoung our readership, here is an interesting article.   http://www.lematin.ch/suisse/Des-Suisses-de-l-etranger-sont-discrimines-par-les-banques/story/12732075 

Translation of the byline:  The Council of Swiss Citizens Abroad is preparing a resolution to denounce certain Swiss banking practices.  The text, which shall be submitted this Saturday to a vote of the Council’s 140 delegates, asks that Swiss Citizens domiciled outside of Switzerland (approximately 700,000 people) are treated in the same way as other Swiss persons by Swiss bank establishements.

The Q&A goes on to discuss Swiss banks who have refused to open accounts for, or closed the accounts of, persons living in the US, and mentions that there is cross-contamination of the problem to Swiss living in non-US jurisdictions.

“Le Conseil des Suisses de l’étranger prépare une résolution pour dénoncer certaines pratiques bancaires helvétiques. Le texte, qui sera soumis ce samedi au vote des 140 délégués, demande que les citoyens établis hors de nos frontières…

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