December 11, 2013 - Two more Swiss banks join U.S. tax deal
Bank Coop and Migros Bank said on Tuesday they would participate in the U.S. scheme.
They join Valiant Holding and Berner Kantonalbank, two mainly retail banks, and Zurich-based private bank and securities firm Vontobel Holding AG
December 2, 2013 - Swiss Authorize Group of Banks to Cooperate With U.S.
“The Federal Council gave various banks authorization to cooperate,” the government in Bern said in a statement on its website today, without disclosing the number or names of lenders. Banks were “encouraged” to give “serious consideration to their participation in the program and to make their decisions in this regard in a timely manner,” it said.
October 24, 2013 -- Ex-UBS Banker Lack Surrenders to U.S. in 2011 Tax Case
A former UBS AG (UBSN) banker surrendered to U.S. authorities to face a 2011 indictment that he conspired to help wealthy Americans evade taxes by hiding accounts in a smaller Swiss regional bank.
September 10, 2013 - Swiss bury tax fraud hatchet with US, but at what cost
The lower house of the Swiss parliament voted on Monday in favour of a law that will require Swiss banks to report the holdings of their current and future American clients to US tax authorities.
Sept 9, 2013 - Secret Swiss accounts no longer safe tax dodge
‘‘If someone had an account in Switzerland, it is beyond foolish to think that that account is going to remain secret,’’ said Keneally.
September 4, 2013- Swiss Bank Group’s Odier Sees U.S. Tax Spat Resolved by
“The situation would be sorted out within the next 12 to 18 months,” Odier, 58, told reporters in Zurich today. “That’s the advantage of having a program.”
August 29, 2013 -- Justice Department, Switzerland in Bank Settlement Talks
The plan would create four tiers of banks and require some to pay fines and name names, according to a senior Department of Justice official.
August 29, 2013 -- Banks back plan to end US tax evasion row
According to the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger and a journalists' conference call with a senior US Justice Department official, banks will pay fines of between 20 and 50 per cent of the assets they helped clients hide from the US tax authorities under the agreement.
August 23, 2013 -- U.S. looks to turn the screw in Swiss banks talks
The United States is pushing Switzerland for a deal to settle a long-running dispute over banks that shelter tax evaders, a Swiss government source said on Thursday, ratcheting up the pressure after parliament rejected an accord in June.
July 22, 2013 - Julius Baer CEO Expects Swiss-U.S Tax Dispute Agreement
“I think we’re getting into the final chapter of discussions between the two governments,” the CEO of Switzerland’s third-largest wealth manager said at an investor presentation in Zurich today. “That should result in some kind of framework agreement.”
July 22, 2013 - Liechtenstein bank stows extra $33 million for imminent U.S
LLB's Swiss arm is one of more than a dozen banks in Switzerland under formal investigation by the United States, including Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, the Swiss arm of Britain's HSBC, privately held Pictet and local government-backed Zuercher Kantonalbank and Basler Kantonalbank.
July 15, 2013 - Swiss banks seek permission to send data in U.S. probe-sour
which also include local government-backed banks Zuercher Kantonalbank and Basler Kantonalbank and the Swiss arm of Britain's HSBC, expect the government to approve their request in the coming days, two sources said.
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.