PostFinance for Swiss Abroad

Updated on 7 March 2018


PostFinance is one of Switzerland’s leading financial institutions and, as the market leader in payment transactions, ensures a seamless daily flow of liquidity. More than 3 million customers view PostFinance as a reliable partner for private and business customers wishing to manage their own finances. Thanks to a strong brand, PostFinance is seen as an attractive provider of financial services, and this also benefits our customers, because a strong brand inspires confidence and provides focus and security.



Hotline for private customers:

  • Calls from Switzerland: 0848 888 710 (max. CHF 0.08/min. in Switzerland)
  • Calls from abroad: +41 58 667 99 85 (at telecom provider’s international rate)




Service/product overview (this is not an offer)

General conditions:

  • There is no requirement for a minimum deposit for Swiss citizens living abroad.
  • The client is required to submit the necessary information and documents (ID, contract, tax forms) for opening an account. In the event of change of fiscal domicile (usually when moving abroad) it is mandatory for the client to submit new tax forms.
  • All restrictions are based on legal or regulatory requirements and are therefore included in a standard form contract by the cooperation partners.
  • There is a monthly fee of CHF 25.- on payment accounts with domicile abroad.




1 Product offered in cooperation.

2 Applicable also for temporary residence abroad for more than one year.

3 For clients with fiscal domicile in the USA the product offering might be subject to heavier restrictions.

4 Pursuant to requirements of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO. For clients with domicile in an embargo country there is generally no product offering. Exceptions are possible.