June 2, 2020

Standing together against COVID-19

In these challenging times, we want to support people in tackling the crisis and are committed to the fight against COVID-19, through several initiatives.
June 2, 2020

What type of savings should you choose?

Traditional savings, investment funds, pension plans, or all three at the same time? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each savings option? How can you choose?
March 25, 2020

There for you... even at a distance

In this uncertain and challenging time, we think it is important for you to know that we are still there for you, and that we are doing everything we can to provide you with uninterrupted, high-quality service.

To protect you and our staff from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and to comply with the instructions issued by the Swiss authorities, we must all avoid any unnecessary contact. That is why we have decided to close reception desks in our branches (except the Geneva Cornavin branch) and to encourage remote advice meetings.

November 20, 2019

What is my money used for?

With the steady drop in savings rates, investing in the real economy is an appealing alternative, but what exactly is your money used for in that case?
August 21, 2019

Which types of insurance are mandatory?

Many types of insurance are available in Switzerland. But how can you understand it all? Which are mandatory and which are optional... but highly recommended?
June 19, 2019

Dreaming of a new kitchen?

Can’t bear your outdated and impractical kitchen anymore? Want to renovate this key room in your home? Discover current trends.
April 4, 2019

Contactless payment

Have you ever seen this logo picto sans contact on your credit or debit card? If so, it's because you can make payments easily by using the contactless function simply by holding your card up to a compatible payment terminal. 
March 8, 2019

CA next bank introduces its new chatbot

Need help securing a mortgage? Have a query regarding the use of your online banking account or Maestro card? Your new virtual assistant, Nexi, will be happy to help.
March 1, 2019

Ski holidays: go covered

Find out how to benefit from comprehensive insurance coverage for you and your family during your ski trip.
February 20, 2019

Portrait of an expat #1

32-year old French expat, Isabelle, has been in Switzerland for over two years. She tells us about how she settled into life in Geneva.
February 4, 2019

Results of our ‘Swiss Canyon Trail’ contest

Here is the list of participants drawn out of a hat following their participation in our ‘Swiss Canyon Trail’ contest which took place between 10 and 31 January 2019 on the Socialshaker platform
December 20, 2018

Construction: be careful with overspends

Are you buying off plan, and dream of modifying everything to your own taste? To avoid any unpleasant surprises, it is important to take into account the costs resulting from overspends.
October 16, 2018

What are the advantages of partial consolidation?

A construction loan changes into a mortgage loan once the building work has been completed, but it is possible before that to carry out a partial consolidation, and there are some advantages to doing so.
August 17, 2018

Instant exchange soon possible

Crédit Agricole next Bank and Crédit Agricole des Savoie are testing an application for making real-time CHF–EUR exchange transactions.
July 27, 2018

Buying a property with your partner

Living as a common-law couple does not prevent you from buying a property together, but there are a few important points to take into consideration.
July 26, 2018

What are your banking needs?

Your banking needs evolve over the different stages of your life. That’s why Crédit Agricole next bank offers to give you personalised assistance in harmony with your plans.
June 14, 2018

Apartment or house? The pros and cons

Are you struggling to choose between an apartment or house? It is a personal and subjective choice that depends not only on your budget, but also on your approach to everyday life and your lifestyle.
May 23, 2018

Rental deposits: what solutions are there?

In order to rent a property, the landlord will usually require a rental deposit. In addition to a traditional bank deposit, there are now other solutions that don't involve having to lock your money away.
May 15, 2018

LPP: withdrawal or collateral?

When you use your 2nd pillar (LPP) to make up part of your equity in a mortgage loan, you have two options: early withdrawal, or pledging it as collateral. How do you choose?
April 20, 2018

Buy old or new?

Old-style charm or all the mod cons? Buying a home is down to taste, but also costs. Time, location and budget are all factors that may influence your decision.

February 21, 2018

It still pays to save

In the current climate, savings account interest rates have generally been lowered. Does this mean you have to turn to riskier investments to make your money grow? No, because with us traditional savings still pay.
February 16, 2018

Pay less for your skiing (or other) holidays

Equipment, accommodation, holiday package... The cost of a winter vacation can quickly start to add up. Get the most out of your budget by avoiding to pay for unnecessary insurance.
February 1, 2018

Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI)

Who? What? Why? Your rights.

The Federal Automatic Tax Information Exchange Act (AEOI) came into force on 1st January 2017. The first data will be exchanged in 2018. Who is affected? What data is transmitted? What is it for?

December 27, 2017

Automatic exchange of information and banking secrecy

Since 1st January 2017, Switzerland has been participating in the Automatic Exchange of Information, also known by the acronym “AEOI”, with the OECD and the G20 member countries. This international standard aims to strengthen fiscal transparency.

December 21, 2017

Expat-Expo : Our draw result

On Sunday the 5th of November 2017, Crédit Agricole next bank’s advisors were present at the Expat-Expo fair to cater to the needs of expatriates having relocated to Switzerland.

December 6, 2017

Our advice for Christmas: #1 shopping online

Less than 25 days to go until Christmas and you still haven’t started your shopping? Not keen to sacrifice your weekends to rushing around crowded stores trying to find the latest trendy toy? Don’t panic! Using your credit card to do your Christmas shopping online is the ideal solution for keeping Christmas magical.
November 10, 2017

EUR/CHF transfers: our advice for saving time and money

Do you spend your life between Switzerland and its neighbouring countries? Are you thinking of doing some of your Christmas shopping abroad? Are you planning a holiday in the Eurozone? Check out our EUR/CHF exchange tips for getting the most out of your budget.
October 27, 2017

Health insurance: our solutions for coping with the increase in premiums

Last September, Alain Berset, the federal councillor in charge of health and welfare, announced that premiums would be increased in 2018 by an average of 4%. Here are some suggestions from us on how you can cope with this increase to ensure you have quality health insurance while keeping your costs down.
August 3, 2017

Enjoy your holidays without breaking the bank

Imagine holidaying without having to worry about money! Summer is the time of year when we tend to blow our savings. Discover some excellent ways to save during the summer holidays.
June 15, 2017

Holiday Checklist

You're on the final stretch… just a few more days until your holiday! This checklist should help put you at ease before you travel.
June 6, 2017

How much is your wedding budget?

Your wedding, it’s something you dream about! But how much is it going to cost you, and what do you need to include in the budget?
June 1, 2017

Taxation on second homes

Are you thinking of buying a holiday home? What are the tax implications of acquiring a second home in Switzerland or abroad?
May 18, 2017

Taking stock of your finances

After spring cleaning your home, and before you start to focus on your summer vacation, it's time to take stock of your finances.
May 16, 2017

2017: buying a home stays cheaper than renting

Pierre Fortis, Director of Lending and Bank Product Divisions of Crédit Agricole next bank and part of the Bank’s Executive Team, sheds light on the state of the Swiss mortgage market.
May 9, 2017

Evolution of remote banking

More and more, banks are offering remote services, but what exactly is meant by this term? How has the relationship between banks and their clients evolved?
February 23, 2017

3 tips for optimising your bonus

Are you fortunate enough to have received a bonus and do not want to spend it immediately? Optimise this income by choosing one of these solutions...
January 13, 2017

Your credit card during the sales: friend or foe?

We often use a credit card for making huge purchases, and this can be frightening at sales time...What if, on the contrary, your card turned out to be your best ally for sensible shopping in the sales?
October 13, 2016

4 easy-to-manage saving tips

Do you find it hard to save? Do you feel like you're not putting enough money aside? Here are some simple tips to start saving...

September 7, 2016

Managing money as a couple: testimonies

Following the article about money matters as a couple, here are 3 testimonies which show the various ways bank accounts can be managed in a relationship...
October 12, 2015

Campaign to protect Lake Geneva

On 1 October, Crédit Agricole Financements organised its first volunteering day together with the association ASL (Association pour la sauvegarde du Léman – Association for the Protection of Lake Geneva).

August 31, 2015

Partnership with the FHNW Art Institute

When our new Basel branch was officially opened, Crédit Agricole Financements (Suisse) (CAFS) entered into a partnership with the Art Institute at the University ...

June 8, 2015


We are pleased to announce the opening of our new relocated branch in bASEL. More practical – Our new branch is located ...

May 3, 2015

Benefits of online currency exchange

Online currency exchange with the e-banking solution from Crédit Agricole Financements allows you as a Swiss resident to transfer your Swiss francs to a euro account, securely and with just one click.