• Zurich, 7 April 2021

    Number of business bankruptcies up by 16.2% in March

    In March, the number of business bankruptcies began to increase once again, rising by 16.2% in comparison with the previous year. The steepest rise was reported by healthcare, recruitment and other professional, scientific and technical services.

  • Zurich, 17 March 2021

    27.1% female ratio in company management

    In Switzerland, 27.1% of people working in management are women, while females make up 23.2% of those serving on Boards of Directors. Ten years ago, the equivalent figures were lower – 23.1% in the case of management roles and 20.1% for mandates on Boards of Directors. The Canton of Aargau reports the highest female ratio at the management level, achieving 30.4%.

  • Zurich, 3 March 2021

    CRIF Study: 25.6% of company founders are women

    In 2020, over 74% of all those who founded new companies in Switzerland were men. The only sectors in which more companies were founded by women than by men were those involving social services, veterinary services, clothing manufacture and the provision of personal services.

  • Zurich, 18 February 2021

    Slight decline in the rate of defaulting debtors in Switzerland

    CRIF AG has calculated the CRIF rate of defaulting debtors in Switzerland*. Despite the coronavirus crisis, the rate of defaulting debtors has fallen slightly (from 6.55% to 6.45%) compared to last year. The actual number of defaulting debtors has fallen to 559,985.

  • Dublin and Bologna, 27 January 2021 bolsters market position with CRIF partnership

    CRIF joins as new shareholder following successful capital round by, nominating Paola Galassi to Board.

  • Zurich, 22 January 2021

    Overall business portfolio grew by 2.8% in 2020

    Despite the coronavirus crisis, Switzerland’s business portfolio grew by 2.8% in 2020. The highest level of growth was reported by the Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden, at 5.3%, while the Canton of Ticino experienced the weakest growth, at 0.9%.

  • Zurich, 2 November 2020

    95.4% of online traders affected by fraud

    Over 95% of all the traders questioned declared that they had already been affected by fraud on at least one occasion. The number of attempts at fraud using stolen payment information had doubled compared with the previous year – and 30% of the traders saw an increase in fraudulent activities during lockdown. This finding was provided by a study undertaken by the CRIF credit information agency, in conjunction with the trade association relevant to this area (

  • Zurich, 8 October 2020

    CRIF launches early warning system to guard against data abuse on the internet

    CRIF now offers an always-on protection service on the internet to safeguard company information. This product is specifically aimed at business clients who want to prevent any illegal transmission of their data over the internet, and to protect themselves against reputational damage.

  • Zurich, 2 October 2020

    CRIF study of business start-ups: 15.3% more start-ups in the 3rd quarter

    11,682 new businesses were set up in the 3rd quarter of 2020, which represents an increase of 15.3% compared with the previous year. 13% fewer companies were liquidated than in the same period of 2019. There has been an increase of 0.8% in the net portfolio of existing companies compared with the 2nd quarter.

  • Zurich, 18 September 2020

    Slight decline in the rate of defaulting debtors in Switzerland

    Despite the coronavirus crisis, the rate of defaulting debtors has fallen slightly (from 6.54% to 6.48%) compared to last year. On the other hand, the actual number of defaulting debtors has risen to 561,461.


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