FINMA answers questions from individuals and legal entities as to whether their intended activities require authorisation and are thus subject to supervision. Preliminary enquiries entail appraising the legal aspects of a specific case before submitting a licence application. Projects for banks and securities firms requiring authorisation need an initial assessment and plausibility check.
Assessments generally incur a fee.
Enquiries should be addressed to the Authorisation section of FINMA’s Banks division.