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.
Zurich, 28 September 2021
Further decline in the rate of defaulting debtors in Switzerland
CRIF AG has determined the CRIF rate of defaulting debtors in Switzerland. Despite the persistence of the coronavirus crisis, the rate of defaulting debtors has once again fallen slightly (from 6.45% to 6.15%) in comparison with January 2021. The number of defaulting debtors has dropped to 534,803.
Bologna, 14 September 2021
CRIF is confirmed among the IDC Fintech Rankings top 100 for the ninth year running and accelerates its development of digital open banking solutions
CRIF is in 53rd place in the IDC FinTech Rankings 2021 and is for the ninth consecutive year one of the top 100 FinTech companies on a global level.
Hong Kong, Dublin & Bologna, 31 August 2021
Know Your Customer and CRIF announce strategic investment and global commercial partnership for premium corporate KYC
Leading banking credit information provider CRIF today announced a global commercial partnership with award-winning RegTech company Know Your Customer underpinned by a strategic financial investment into the firm.
Zurich, 12 July 2021
A start-up boom in the 1st half year, with an increase of over 20% in new businesses
26,386 new businesses were established in the 1st half year of 2021, which represented an increase of 20.2% compared with the previous year. The Canton of Schaffhausen reported the highest level of growth, at 62.5%. The only Cantons that reported fewer start-ups than last year were Appenzell Innerrhoden (-22.1%) and Obwalden (-9.2%).
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