ZURICH, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Switzerland’s two global banks UBS and Credit Suisse may face tighter regulation than other domestic and international competitors, the country’s banking regulator FINMA said in a strategy paper published on Wednesday. (more…)
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By Emma Thomasson
ZURICH, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Swiss bank UBS <UBSN.VX> said new capital rules could put the country’s financial industry at an international disadvantage as it struggles to rebrand itself after bank secrecy was relaxed. (more…)
By Kim Dixon
WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Rich Americans who have evaded taxes by hiding foreign holdings have about a week to turn themselves in to an Internal Revenue Service amnesty program or gamble they will not be caught.
By Andrea Hopkins
TORONTO, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Efforts by Canadian tax officials to pursue Swiss bank UBS <UBSN.VX> <UBS.N> won’t amount to much because politicians are distracted by a possible election and the country lacks enforcement clout.
By David Ljunggren and Andrea Hopkins
OTTAWA/TORONTO, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Canadian government officials pressed representatives of Swiss bank UBS <UBSN.VX> <UBS.N> on Wednesday for details of Canadians who might be account holders, a spokeswoman for the Canada Revenue Agency said.
By Lisa Jucca, European Wealth Management Correspondent
ZURICH, Sept 1 (Reuters) – A U.S. tax probe against Swiss bank UBS has killed traditional offshore banking and wealth managers will have to improve their offers to survive, bankers and industry experts said on Tuesday.
ZURICH, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Swiss bank UBS currently has no plans to buy back toxic assets which were transferred to the country’s central bank last autumn as part of a government rescue package, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.
ZURICH, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Clients of UBS facing disclosure of their accounts to U.S. tax authorities were not harmless victims, and legal cases against former UBS bankers did not affect the bank, its chairman told Swiss Sunday newspapers.
By Jason Rhodes and Kim Dixon
BERNE/WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Switzerland will hand over details of about 4,450 UBS bank accounts to U.S. authorities, settling a tax dispute that has threatened Swiss banking secrecy, the two governments said on Wednesday.