1. Switzerland Prices & Delivery Times 

Normal delivery: 7-10 working days = GBP 125 
Express delivery: 5-7 working days = GBP 175 
Flash delivery: 3-4 working days = GBP 225 
All credit reports are delivered by email. 

2. Switzerland Sample Report 

The sample report shows the layout, data included and our credit assessment.  

3. What’s included in the report? 

Ownership & Management 
Financial Details (where available) 
Default Information 
Credit Scoring & Rating 
All credit reports are delivered in English 
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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? 

100+ 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 

Switzerland Economy: 

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: 

Export partners: Germany 15.2%, USA 12.3%, China 8.2%, India 6.7%, France 5.7%, UK 5.7%, Hong Kong 5.4%, Italy 5.3%. 
Import Partners: Germany 20.9%, USA 7.9%, Italy 7.6%, UK 7.3%, France 6.8%, China 5%, 

Do business credit reports contain negative information? 

Yes, the reports include negative information 

Do you provide monitoring services in Switzerland? 

The monitoing service / updated reports will apply for Switzerland for changes in
Auditing Agency 
Branche Creditreform 
Connections / owner 
Connections/other auth. Signat. 
Connections/responsible person 
Data deletion due to DSG 
Debt collection 
Deterioration of risk class 
Deterioration of solvency index 
Imporovement of solvency index 
Improvement of risk class 
Orig. Object R/C 
Orig. publ. commercial register 
Orig. publ. commercial register 
Payment enforcements 
Solvency assessment 
Turnover / Employee 

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. 

Switzerland Skip Tracing 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: 
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 
Appenzell Innerrhoden 
St. Gallen 

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 UID 
Switzerland CH-ID 
Switzerland EHRA-ID 
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. 
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