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Fintech in Switzerland


Many fintech start-ups and projects show that the legal environment in Switzerland is regarded as beneficial, despite the fact that there are only limited fintech-specific regulations or tax regimes.1

At present, no particular fintech licence exists in Swiss law due to the fact that regulation is technology-neutral and principle-based. Nevertheless, a fintech company might be subject to licensing or ongoing monitoring and reporting mandates. Certain financial operations are supervised continuously by FINMA and necessitate a permit granted by them, whereas others just need to join one of Switzerland's self-regulatory organisations which were established to make certain compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) rules. FINMA acknowledges the regulations of these SROs as an essential minimum standard for AML observance.1

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  1. https://thelawreviews.co.uk/title/the-financial-technology-law-review/switzerland
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