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  • Zurich, 14th September 2022

    Ever greater numbers of online traders are affected by fraud

    Over 86% of all the traders questioned declared that they had already been affected by fraud on at least one occasion. In the past 12 months, loss levels amounting to over CHF 100,000 have doubled in comparison with the previous year. Traders are also increasingly outsourcing their fraud prevention measures, as shown by a joint survey undertaken by business intelligence agency CRIF and the trade association, Handelsverband.Swiss.

  • Zurich, 24 August 2022

    Slight rise in the rate of defaulting debtors in Switzerland

    In comparison with January 2022, the rate of defaulting debtors has increased slightly, from 6.3% to 6.4%. The number of over-indebted individuals has risen to 556,959, with men aged between 38 and 41 having the highest rate of defaulting debtors.

  • Zurich, 4 August 2022

    Another increase in bankruptcies in July

    In July 2022, the number of business bankruptcies rose by 24.2% in comparison with the previous year. The highest percentage hike was in the Cantons of Ticino, Basel-Stadt, and Valais. In terms of sector, architectural and engineering firms reported the greatest percentage growth.

  • Bologna, 25 July 2022

    Open Banking: CRIF enriches its offering with a PISP licence for CRIF Realtime Ireland

    Another step towards Fintech innovation: moving forward to the fast-evolving payments world

  • Zurich, 4 May 2022

    CRIF-Study: Where do Swiss companies relocate? Valais gains new companies but businesses move away from Zurich

    CRIF AG has looked at where companies listed in the Swiss commercial register moved within Switzerland in 2021. The Cantons of Valais, Thurgau and Appenzell Ausserrhoden recorded the highest net growth.

  • Zurich, 6th April 2022

    Slight decline in the rate of defaulting debtors to 6.33%

    CRIF AG has calculated the rate of defaulting debtors in Switzerland. In spite of the continuing pandemic, the rate of defaulting debtors has declined slightly in comparison with January 2021 (from 6.45% to 6.33%). The number of defaulting debtors has dropped to 553,344.

  • Zurich, 23 February 2022

    CRIF study: overall portfolio of businesses grew by 3.4% in 2021

    In 2021, the overall portfolio of businesses in Switzerland grew by 3.4%. The highest level of growth was reported by the Cantons of Schwyz and Zug, at 4.7%, followed by the Canton of Thurgau, at 4.5%. On the other hand, the Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden experienced a negative growth of -0.4%.

  • 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 (HANDELSVERBAND.swiss)

  • 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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