Financial sector

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CRIF for banks and financial institutions

CRIF is the leading business information provider for the financial sector in Switzerland. CRIF supports banks and financial services corporations by delivering sector-specific solutions in the following areas: application checking; portfolio and accounts receivable management; compliance and fraud control; address management, marketing and credit solutions. CRIF meets the high security and data protection requirements in full as it carries out this function.

Application review

CRIF offers numerous products to assess the risk of defaults on payments by corporations and private individuals. Create the optimum match between products, prices, payment terms and credit limits.

Address management

CRIF supports you in the updating, correction and enhancement of your customers’ core data and in research into addresses and inheritors.

Fraud prevention

Fraud Prevention is a challenge for many corporations. CRIF collaborates with leading international partners to offer solutions and services to recognize fraud in applications or transactions.


  • Zurich, 10 December 2021

    Serge Trefzger appointed as Deputy to the CEO

    The Board of Directors at CRIF AG has appointed Serge Trefzger as Deputy CEO. Mr Trefzger has worked at CRIF for over 15 years and is responsible for the Data Management function.

  • Zurich, 19 November 2021

    85.7% of online traders are affected by fraud

    Over 85% of all the traders questioned declared that they had already been affected by fraud on at least one occasion. The levels of the losses experienced within the past 12 months have risen in comparison with the previous year. Since the pandemic, online traders have achieved a higher revenue, but have become the victims of online fraud attempts more frequently. This finding was demonstrated by a study undertaken by the CRIF credit information agency, in conjunction with the trade association relevant to this area (

  • Zurich, 20 October 2021

    Over 200,000 ghost companies in Switzerland

    In Switzerland, there are more than 200,000 inactive companies. This is equivalent to nearly 30% of all the businesses entered into the Commercial Register. In percentage terms, the Canton of Jura reports the highest proportion of ghost companies, while the Canton of Ticino has the lowest proportion.

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  • Zurich, 23 May 2019

    Digital Commerce Award

    CRIF sponsored the Connect Digital Commerce conference and the Digital Commerce Award. Daniel Gamma presented the award in the Lifestyle and Hobby category to the winner, Digitec Galaxus. Congratulations.

  • Lugano, 7 May 2019

    Annual CRIF meeting in Lugano

    On 7 May 2019 the 8th annual meeting with CRIF took place in Lugano in the Italian part of Switzerland. CRIF presented various studies based on their data and clients and partners presented their success stories.

  • Zurich, 28 September 2017

    CRIF Update 2017

    The traditional CRIF Update customer event took place in Zurich at the end of September. This tackled topics such as address management, Financial Intermediary Casino and innovations and analyses from CRIF.

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