Swiss bank accounts for American expats

Regular banking current accounts

The banks listed below will open a current account for American clients living in Switzerland for regular banking services such as receiving salaries, payment orders, loans, credit cards and mortgages without any wealth management tasks or transactions.

Wealth management accounts

There are several other Swiss banks that accept American clients for wealth management purposes but only in collaboration with a Swiss SEC-registered investment adviser. See the Swiss SEC RIAs on as well as the Swiss custodian banks.

Credit Suisse


Migros Bank


PostFinance Ltd.

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