Switzerland : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Technical Note: The Swiss Banking System: Structure, Performance, and Medium-Term Challenges

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 13, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This technical note discusses the banking system structure, performance, and medium-term challenges for Switzerland. The note discusses that the Swiss banking sector has been undergoing a substantial consolidation over the last 10 years, but retains a rich collection of institutional types operating in various business segments. Consolidation has been partly driven by competitive pressures following the burst of the housing market bubble and entailed a substantial reduction in the number of institutions and branches. Smaller banks have been also developing owing to various types of cost-sharing arrangements.

Series:

Country Report No. 07/199

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 13, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451807349/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CHEEA2007004

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

38

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