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FINMA publishes partially revised AML/CFT ordinance

News 02 November 2022  Press release 2022 Combating money laundering FINMA publishes partially revised FINMA Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has partially revised the FINMA Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance. In response to submissions made during the consultation, it clarified the calculation of the threshold for transactions […]

FINMA the target of phishing scams

News 06 September 2022  News 2022 FINMA warns of phishing emails The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA is informing the public that an increased number of phishing emails are currently being sent in the name of FINMA employees. Recipients are asked to check the sender of FINMA emails in […]

Sberbank (Switzerland) AG being sold

News 02 September 2022  Press release 2022 Sberbank (Switzerland) AG is to be sold  The owners of Sberbank (Switzerland) AG are selling the institution to Geneva-based m3 Groupe Holding SA. The new owners will continue the bank’s operations, but under a new name. FINMA is closely overseeing the transaction and […]

FINMA notice for the recent EU Russia sanctions changes

News 01 September 2022 International sanctions2022 Updated sanction notification On August 31, 2022, the Federal Council put further sanctions against Russia into effect. To this end, he amended the ordinance on measures in connection with the situation in Ukraine (SR 946.231.176.72). In response to Russia’s ongoing military aggression in Ukraine, the EU […]

Swiss ban on Russian gold now in effect

News 04 August 2022  International sanction  2022 Updated sanction report The Federal Council on the 3rd August 2022 further sanctions against Russia came into force. He has amended the regulation on measures related to the situation in Ukraine (RS 946.231.176.72). This is primarily the ban on buying, importing or transporting gold and gold […]

FINMA lets Sberbank settle some claims…

News 01 July 2022  Press release 2022 Sberbank (Switzerland) AG: FINMA partially lifts measures The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA is enabling Sberbank (Switzerland) AG to settle claims of non-sanctioned creditors. The bank’s improved financial stability and the current situation regarding sanctions are permitting the bank to take this […]