Welcome to the Association of Credit Management in Switzerland
- FCIB Annual International Credit & Risk Management Summit in Amsterdam, November 13-15 2016, Register
- 1st Swiss Credit Management Forum, Zurich, November 30 2016, Register now
Save the date: November 30, Technopark, Zurich
Spring Event 2016
Geneva photographer Patrick Gilliéron Lopreno has released his second book, “Journey to Switzerland” – a black and white ballad in the urbanised countryside between the Jura and the Alps. With empathy, he captures the bittersweet atmosphere of this area and its people living at the fringes. If there were a soundtrack to accompany the new book, it could be Bruce Springsteen’s album “Nebraska” (1982). In both cases, you see shattered destinies, a cracked modernity and flashes of beauty. Lopreno shows an urban Switzerland in its countryside – a reality that had already struck Geneva philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. “Switzerland is like a big town with 13 neighbourhoods, some in valleys, others on hillsides, others on mountains. [...] You can hardly call it deserted when there are bell towers in forests, flocks on outcrops, factories in abysses and workshops sitting beside a torrent,” wrote Rousseau in the 18th century. Past and present industrial revolutions have since erased ...
A proposal to decommission Switzerland’s nuclear power plants by 2029 has the backing of a majority of citizens, according to a survey conducted seven weeks ahead of a nationwide vote. Despite this, pollsters believe the initiative is likely to be defeated on November 27. Supporters of the Green Party proposal had a 21% lead over opponents seven weeks before polling day, while 7% of respondents were undecided, results published on Friday showed. “The political left, women and citizens in the French-speaking part of the country are in favour,” said Claude Longchamp of the leading GfS Bern research and polling institute. Supporters face a strong alliance of opponents, including centre-right parties, parliament, the government and the business community. Longchamp said the grassroots of the centrist Christian Democrats are likely to play a key role. “Nevertheless, in a normal scenario, the initiative is set to fail,” he concludes. “The current level of ...
Swiss quality standards for medicines ensure patient safety but are squeezing manufacturers and importers of traditional Asian medicinal products. This can affect supply, raise prices and stifle innovation. The town of Wetzikon – a 20-minute train ride from the city of Zurich – is your average Swiss town with a railway station, church, and a few shops and restaurants. But this innocuous place of around 25,000 residents is well known among Tibetans worldwide. This is because the town is home to Padma, a company that produces Tibetan medicines - the only one of its kind outside India. Tibetan medicine is all about achieving a balance between the body’s three energies that manifest themselves as heat, mental stress and fluids. A preparation made up of a collection of powdered Himalayan herbs is used to restore this balance when someone is ill. The recipe may be traditional but, at Padma, the manufacturing process is the same as in any pharmaceutical company. ...
Several Swiss banks have received a letter from the United States Ambassador to Bern, Suzan LeVine, asking them not to shun US citizens who want to open accounts in Switzerland. Many Swiss banks have frozen out US clients, and even closed down existing accounts, in the wake of a damaging legal battle with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over tax evasion. Banks have not only dropped links to tax cheats, but many have also shunned all US citizens, as the paperwork builds up along with the potential penalties for letting a rotten apple slip through the net. LeVine plans to meet bankers to find a solution for tax compliant US citizens living in Switzerland. There are currently around 20,000 US citizens resident in the alpine country and many more with dual citizenship. “Many US persons have expressed their concerns to me about their lack of access to banking services in Switzerland,” LeVine wrote in the letter that was seen by the Handelszeitung newspaper. In a ...
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad told Swiss public television, SRF, that fighting ‘terrorists’ in Aleppo was the only way of ‘protecting civilians’. He denied government forces bombed hospitals indiscriminately and dismissed allegations of the army’s use of chemical weapons. “According to the constitution, according to the law, we have to protect people, we have to get rid of those terrorists from Aleppo. This is where we can protect the civilians,” Assad told SRF in the interview broadcast on Wednesday. "How can you protect them while they are under the control of terrorists? They've been killed by them, and they've been controlled fully by the terrorists. Is it our role to sit aside and watch, if that's how we can protect the Syrian people? We need to attack the terrorists, that's self-evident." The Syrian military said on Thursday that a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave besieged eastern Aleppo. It’s a move that ...
Short facts about us
The Association of Credit Management Switzerland counts more than 400 members and interested persons. We put our main efforts in building networks and exchanging knowledge between Credit Managers in Switzerland and beyond.
Currently there is a team of Credit Managers working on following projects :
- Second edition of the Minimum Requirements for Credit Management in four languages
- Publishing a book named 'Credit Risk Management - Code of Best Practice' in German and making a translation available in English
- Executing a spring and a fall event in Zurich every year
- Forming regional teams in French and Italian regions of Switzerland
- Organizing regional lunches for Credit Managers
- Offering a certified training for Credit Managers
- Membership campaigns
- Actively involve our partners and sponsors in our activities
If you would like to read more about our activities please to go to bullet point Activities in the table of contents to the left.