Marcel Bührer to be appointed new Chairman of the Board of Directors at PostFinance
At the General Meeting on 26 April 2021, the PostFinance Ltd Board of Directors will recommend that Marcel Bührer be appointed as its new Chairman. He is to succeed Rolf Watter, who will step down from the role at the end of June 2021. With many years of experience and extensive knowledge of retail banking, payment transactions and the digital arena, Marcel Bührer is the ideal candidate to ensure the company’s success during the 2021–2024 strategy period.
Two-thirds of new entries in the Swiss commercial register are startups
PostFinance carried out a study on new entries in the Swiss commercial register between December 2020 and January 2021. Research was conducted for the first time – in collaboration with the IFJ Institut für Jungunternehmen and the LINK Institut – into the actual number of startups being founded in Switzerland.
PostFinance to launch banking packages
As of 1 July 2021, PostFinance is bundling together its accounts and services into two clear banking packages: Smart and SmartPlus. The new banking packages provide private customers with everything they need to manage their day-to-day finances. Anyone who has invested assets of at least 25,000 francs, a mortgage or a life insurance policy with PostFinance will save on fees.
Swiss Post delivers strong performance despite lower annual result
In 2020, Swiss Post generated Group profit of 178 million francs, down 77 million francs year-on-year. At 272 million francs, operating profit (EBIT) was down 178 million francs. Coronavirus has been a major challenge for Swiss Post in all units. In the face of the diversity and scale of this challenge, Swiss Post management is satisfied with the result. The pandemic clearly shows that Swiss Post’s new strategy is both important and correct. Swiss Post must invest and act sustainably now to ensure that it can continue to guarantee the universal service from its own resources in the future.
Alessandro Rausa appointed new CEO of Finform
On 1 April 2021, Alessandro Rausa will take over the operational management of Finform AG as CEO. The various positions held by the 47-year-old – including CEO of beem, founder and Chief Product Officer of TWINT as well as leadership positions at PostFinance for many years – make him the perfect fit for the Swiss fin-tech and reg-tech company.
New PostFinance App now available
Simple, intuitive and with a clear design: the new PostFinance App is now available. It enables customers to conduct their banking transactions even faster – whenever and wherever they wish. Those who used the previous app only have to update it – the new app is already available on the smartphone.
Start-up tilbago is making it easier to obtain credit standing information with “tilbago CredRep”
The start-up company tilbago – in which PostFinance holds a participation – has been operating successfully for four years with the online payment collection solution of the same name. The company launched a new service on 8 February 2021.
Valuu triples mortgage volume
Valuu, the independent Swiss platform for comparing and taking out mortgages, is celebrating its second birthday. Compared with its first year, Valuu has tripled the volume of mortgages brokered. It currently boasts around 12,000 users and works together with 29 lenders.
Current inpayment slips to be withdrawn from the market by 30 September 2022
PostFinance hat das Enddatum der roten (ES) und orangen (ESR) Einzahlungsscheine auf den 30. September 2022 festgelegt. Sie unterstützt damit die Digitalisierung des Rechnungswesens sowie die entsprechenden Nachfolgeprodukte QR-Rechnung und eBill. Den reibungslosen Umstellungsprozess stellt PostFinance gemeinsam mit dem Schweizer Finanzplatz sicher.
postfinance.ch and e-finance are accessible to all
PostFinance websites have ensured accessibility for over a decade. The financial services provider has obtained certification from the “Access for All” foundation for the fifth time after 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016. This means PostFinance provides good accessibility to its online services for everyone.