July 12, 2013 - Swiss Banks Near Deal on U.S. Tax Cheats
A group of Swiss banks is lining up to deliver key information to U.S. authorities investigating tax evasion, potentially moving a long-running legal battle further toward a close.
July 8, 2013 - US tax net closes on local lenders
At least two state-backed cantonal banks feature among the group of Swiss institutions in the crosshairs of the US Justice Department for allegedly helping American tax dodgers. Critics say their state guarantees should be removed.
June 24, 2013 - Swiss government delays bid to settle U.S. tax dispute
The Swiss government will consider ways to allow the country's banks to hand over information to U.S. authorities either next Wednesday or a week later, a spokesman said on Friday, later than previously indicated.
June 18, 2013 - Foreign banks in Switzerland favour US bank deal
Alfredo Gysi, who heads the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland, told reporters in Zurich he hoped the lower house of the Swiss parliament would give its blessing Tuesday to a secretive deal between Bern and Washington to settle the dispute.
June 18, 2013 - Swiss parliament stalls progress of U.S. tax deal
The lower house voted by a large majority not to discuss the legislation, referring it back to the upper house.
May 31, 2013 - Switzerland Weighs Deal in Tax Cases
Two cantonal banks, Basler Kantonalbank and Zürcher Kantonalbank, are under scrutiny by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.
April 17, 2013 - Fearing US wrath, Swiss ZKB bank halts Cuba transfers
"Starting on May 1, the Zuercher Kantonalbank will cut all business relations with Cuba," the bank said in an email sent to AFP, confirming Swiss news reports.
January 31, 2013 - U.S. Is Preparing More Tax-Evasion Cases
the U.S. is turning the screws on smaller banks that may have helped taxpayers stash money in secret overseas accounts.
December 20, 2012 - Three Swiss Bank Advisers Charged by U.S. With Conspira
More than two dozen foreign bankers, lawyers or advisers have been charged since 2008 in the U.S. crackdown on offshore tax evasion. Seven current or former Credit Suisse Group AG bankers were indicted last year. Prosecutors have also charged about 50 U.S. taxpayers.
December 20, 2012 - Swiss lender ZKB says three charged by U.S. authorities
Swiss lender Zuercher Kantonalbank (ZKB) said two of its bankers and one former employee had been charged by U.S. authorities, which had accused them of helping U.S. clients avoid taxes.
September 4, 2012 - Press Release from 31 August 2012
Zürcher Kantonalbank did now allow itself to be sidetracked by the turbulences on the financial markets and can thus look back on a very satisfactory first half of 2012.
August 20, 2012 - Swiss banks sacrifice employees
“The tax dispute with the US can only be settled without further escalation if the bank cooperates with the US authorities,” said Igor Moser, a spokesman for Zuercher Kantonalbank.
July 30, 2012 - Sarasin to shut out non-compliant clients by year-end
Swiss private bank Sarasin said on Monday it would shut out clients who don't pay taxes on funds held in Swiss accounts
June 27, 2012 - Nervous investors fill Swiss safes with cash and gold
Investors trying to protect their wealth from global economic uncertainty have been stashing bank notes, gold bars and other valuables in Swiss banks, fuelling demand for safe deposit boxes.
June 7, 2012 - U.S. hopes Swiss tax talks over by election -envoy
The United States hopes to settle its dispute with Switzerland over unpaid taxes on money held in Swiss bank accounts by the U.S. presidential election in November, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Donald S. Beyer said on Wednesday.