Financial sector

Intelligent solutions

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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, 9 June 2023

    Slight rise in filings for bankruptcy

    In the first five months of this year, the number of corporate bankruptcies increased by 2.3% compared with the previous year. Even though the number of new company start-ups increased by 3.1%, there has been a slight fall in the net growth of the number of businesses.

  • Zurich, 24 May 2023

    Cyber criminals set their sights on credit cards

    CRIF Cyber Observatory: During the past year, more than 1.6 million warning messages were sent out in relation to data found on the dark web. The majority of hacked accounts point towards the entertainment sector (online games and dating sites). There has also been a sharp rise in the theft of credit cards in combination with CVV details and expiry dates.

  • Zurich, 17. May 2023

    Fewer businesses relocated their head offices within Switzerland during 2022. Thurgau gained companies while Zurich suffered a loss

    CRIF AG has examined the internal Swiss head office relocation destinations of businesses entered into the Commercial Register in 2022. The Cantons of Thurgau, Valais and GraubĂĽnden report the highest net inward movements.

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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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