The current situation relating to the coronavirus also affects the financial sector. Important information published by FINMA on this topic can be found here.
The volume of mortgages in Switzerland is significant and has increased considerably over the years. This raises the risk of an overheating of the real estate market. FINMA works to ensure that mortgage lending is sustainable and that the solvency of banks is not put at risk. This page provides key information on this topic.
Innovation is an important part of maintaining competitiveness in the Swiss financial centre. FINMA pays close attention to the challenges arising from FinTech regarding licensing requirements, supervision and regulation. This page provides key information on this topic.
Cyber risks are one of the most significant operational risks facing financial institutions. FINMA is therefore looking closely at the issue and has increased the intensity of its supervision. This page provides key information on this topic.
Preventing money laundering is an important part of FINMA's work. This page provides key information on this topic.
FINMA seeks to increase efficiency in regulation and supervision for small and particularly solid institutions. The goal is to reduce the regulatory burden on the smallest banks without jeopardising their stability and safety. This page provides key information on this topic.
Due to the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, large and globally connected financial institutions had to be rescued by the state in many places throughout the world. To prevent this from happening in Switzerland in the future, parliament has introduced targeted regulation. Implementation of the relevant provisions is under way.