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Switzerland Business Credit Report Services
Creditreform operates a global specialist International Business credit report service. We have local offices and fully approved international risk analysis experts in every country worldwide. This enables us to provide expert up-to-date business credit report information on businesses anywhere in the world.
Main reasons why our business credit reports are so important they enable clients to trade with confidence.
The local International Business Credit Report Partners are able to:
Assess local businesses trading activities.
Update information immediately if there are any changes.
Give accurate feedback based on the local economies.
Communicate effectively with businesses as they share the same time zones
Herewith details of our business credit reporting service in Switzerland:
Location of company credit check service office(s) in Switzerland
Offices in all major cities
Number of Switzerland Business Credit Reporting staff?
How long have you been operating a Switzerland business credit reporting service?
Over 100 years
What type of business credit reports do you provide in Switzerland:
Corporate business credit reports online and offline – Both online and offline
Non limited business credit reports online and offline – Both online and offline
Bespoke investigated business credit reports - Yes
What are the business credit report delivery times in Switzerland?
Instant Online business credit report - No
Flash business credit report - 2 Working Days
Express business credit report – 3 Working Days
Normal business credit report – 5 Working Days
How many company registries are there in Switzerland for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)?
There are commercial registries in all towns and cities throughout Switzerland
Currency: Swiss Franc
GDP Ranking: 20th
Population: ca 8.5 million
The main industries in Switzerland include Machinery chemicals watches textiles precision instruments tourism banking insurance pharmaceuticals
Main Trading Partners of Switzerland:
Do business credit reports contain negative information?
Yes, the reports include negative information
Do you provide consumer credit reports in Switzerland?
Available Upon Request
Specialist Debt Recovery Service Switzerland No Win No Fee
There are many unique requirements to international debt collection services in all countries including Switzerland debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert Switzerland debt collection agency and not from debt collectors UK. This method of Switzerland debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases will operate an international debt collection service from a UK debt collector only. Using the local Switzerland debt collection agency enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service.
Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert international tracing agents including Switzerland tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace.
Specialist Business Credit Report Experts
There are many unique requirements to providing international business credit reports in all countries including Switzerland business credit reporting services which differ from Credit Reports UK services. Therefore it is very important that information is obtained directly by our expert international local business credit reporting partners and not from the Credit Report UK services. Our multi lingual local partners are able to provide all business credit reports in English including the bespoke investigated business credit reports.
Switzerland Company Registry Name
Central Business Names Index (Zefix) — maintained by the Federal Commercial Registry Office
Switzerland Company Registry Address
Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) / Federal Registry of Commerce (FRC), Bundesrain 20, 3003 Bern, Switzerland
Language(s) of Switzerland Company Registry
The Switzerland Company Register is in German, French, Italian & English languages.
Number of Company Registries in Switzerland
Swiss company registers are organized at cantonal level. There are currently around 45 cantonal commercial registers in Switzerland. The following cantons are the main registers in Switzerland:
Related Associations in Switzerland
Swiss Commercial Gazette (SHAB) — official gazette that publishes new entries and changes in the commercial register.
Can you search companies online for free in Switzerland?
Yes, you can search for free at Switzerland Company Registry.
What information can I view for free at Switzerland Company Registry
Switzerland Company Name
Switzerland Address - Adresse
Switzerland Town - PLZ / Ort
Switzerland Legal Form - Rechtsform
Switzerland Canton/Region - Sitz
Switzerland Company Status - Status
Switzerland Auditor - Revisionsstelle
What information is included in a Switzerland Company Profile / Extract?
Switzerland Company Name
Switzerland Identification Number
Switzerland Entry Date (Date of Incorporation)
Switzerland Legal Status
Switzerland Legal Seat
Switzerland Company Address
Switzerland Share Capital
Do you need to register / sign up at the Switzerland Company Registry?
No, you do not need to register at the Switzerland Company Registry.
Number of Registered Companies in Switzerland
Over 1,200,000 companies registered in Switzerland
How to Register / Incorporate a company in Switzerland?
You can register a company in Switzerland through a Switzerland company formation agent.
Minimum share capital (private limited) in Switzerland
EUR 18,500 is minimum share capital in Switzerland
What is the Corporate tax rate in Switzerland?
18.4% is corporate tax rate in Switzerland
Types of Companies in Switzerland
AG (Aktiengesellschaft) SA (Société anonyme) SA (Società anonima) ≈ plc (UK) or Inc. (US). Min. share capital CHF 100,000. Bearer or registered shares, of a par value of min. CHF 0.01 each. Details of shareholders generally not publicly available (except for main shareholders and management shares of publicly listed companies).
GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung) Sàrl (Société à responsabilité limitée) Sagl (Società a garanzia limitata) ≈ Ltd. (UK), LLC (US). Min. capital CHF 20,000. Registered shares only, of a par value of min. CHF 100 each. Name, address and share of each owner (and any changes) publicly recorded in the Official Register of Commerce
Stiftung / fondation / fondazione:≈ foundation
investment fund (Anlagefonds / fonds de placement / fondo di investimento)
Investmentgesellschaft mit festem Kapital / SICAF (société d'investissement à capital fixe) / SICAF (società di investimento a capitale fisso):≈ investment trust (UK), closed-end company (US)
Investmentgesellschaft mit variablem Kapital / SICAV (société d'investissement à capital variable) / SICAV (società di investimento a capitale variabile):≈ OEIC (open-ended investment company) (UK), open-end company (US)
Verein / association / associazione:≈ non-profit association
wIG (wirtschaftliche Interessengemeinschaft) / GIE (groupement d'intérêt économique) / gruppo di interesse economico:≈ EIG (economic interest grouping)
Einzelunternehmen / RI (raison individuelle) / ditta individuale:≈ sole trader (UK), sole proprietorship (US)
Gesellschaft "business entities"
partnerships (Rechsgemeinschaft / société de personnes / società di persone)
eG (einfache Gesellschaft) / société simple / società semplice:≈ partnership by contract
KolG (Kollektivgesellschaft) / SNC (société en nom collectif) / società in nome collettivo:≈ GP
KG (Kommanditgesellschaft) / SC (société en commandite) / società in accomandita:≈ LP
trading companies (Körperschaft / société de capitaux / società di capitale)
KomAG (Kommanditaktiengesellschaft) / SCA (société en commandite par actions) / società in accomandita per azioni:≈ publicly traded partnership (PTP)
GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung) / Sàrl (société à responsabilité limitée) / Sagl (società a garanzia limitata):≈ Ltd. (UK), LLC (US)
AG (Aktiengesellschaft) / SA (société anonyme) / SA (società anonima):≈ plc (UK), Corp. (US/Can)
Genossenschaft / Scoop (société coopérative) / società cooperativa:≈ co-operative
Zweigniederlassung / succursale / succursale:≈ branch (of a company)
Switzerland Company Documents Available
Switzerland Company Commercial Extract
What are the Financial Regulatory Authorities in Switzerland?
Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority
Swiss National Bank
Swiss Takeover Board
What are the Stock Exchanges in Switzerland?
SIX Swiss Exchange (XSWX) in Zürich which as founded in 1850
BX Swiss (XBRN) in Zürich which was founded in 1888
Can you order a Switzerland Apostille Certificate?
Yes, Switzerland agreed to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, Switzerland accepts the Apostille Certificate for Switzerland Company Registry Search Documents in place of any further legalisation process.
Switzerland signed up to the Hague Convention on 11th March 1973.
Switzerland Company Registry Search
All local Switzerland Company searches can be under taken via our Switzerland Company Registry search. Where there is more than one Switzerland Company Registry an Switzerland company search will be made via a local Switzerland company registry search in the city where the company or business is registered. Many Switzerland company searches can be made on line but in some cases the Switzerland company search needs to search the local Switzerland company register in person, post or by email. Creditreform and it’s local company search partners undertake these services on behalf of our international clients.
Switzerland Company Documents
The Switzerland Company Registry hold all company documents on record and many of these can be downloaded instantly if you have registered with the Switzerland company registry. Alternatively you can order Switzerland company documents, company extracts or any registered document such as the Switzerland Memorandum of Association via Creditreform. Creditreform’ s local registered agent will then undertake an Switzerland company search on your behalf and we will forward the results via email.
Switzerland Certificate of Good Standing
The certificate of Good standing is issued by the local Switzerland company registry and in many cases can be downloaded by a registered company agent. Besides the Certificate of Good Standing other specific documents can be purchased such as the Switzerland Certificate of Incorporation or the Switzerland Memorandum of Association..
Switzerland Private Investigation Work
There are many reasons for the need to use our Switzerland private investigator or Switzerland process server. We partner with fully approved local Switzerland private detectors who are experts in their field and provide our clients with a fully confidential service including Switzerland skip tracing and Switzerland document serving where required.
Switzerland Company Formations
There are many reasons why our clients need to use our Switzerland company formation services. Through our fully approved local Switzerland company registration agent the Switzerland company incorporation is made as simple as possible. We will undertake all the necessary Switzerland company searches to ensure the chosen name is available and guide you through the necessary documentation required to incorporate the company required.