With more than 300 private banks, Geneva and Zurich are viewed as the centres of choice for wealth management and international banking.
90% of people living in Zurich rent rather than own their homes.
Confidentiality, security, personal freedom and respect for the rights of the individual are just some of the reasons why these cities make an ideal base for the international client business of so many foreign banks.
You can't turn right at a red light after stopping in Geneva.
Switzerland also has a reputation for exceptional levels of client service, and a well-developed knowledge of global asset management. In fact, the country has one of the world`s most efficient banking systems.