Inheritance Law for Swiss Bank Accounts
Swiss banks have a very good reputation in the world. But sometimes you can still encounter problems if you inherited a Swiss bank account.
Banks not always allow access if you want information of accounts held by your ancestors at Swiss banks. Also in many cases, children dont know the exact name of the bank or which banker was responsible for the account management.
In the following, we will give you an overview of the legal framework and the information rights which you can enforce against Swiss banks. This information rights can also apply for other financial intermediaries such as asset managers, wealth advisers, trustees or fiduciaries. However, since these other financial intermediaries are not subject to the Swiss bank secrecy laws, it might be easier to obtain i