Bernadette Koch appointed as a new Member of the Board of Directors of PostFinance
The extraordinary PostFinance Ltd General Meeting has elected Bernadette Koch, who was nominated by the Swiss Post Ltd Board of Directors, as a new member of the PostFinance Ltd Board of Directors. She succeeds Marco Durrer, who has stood down from the Board of Directors. In Bernadette Koch, PostFinance is gaining someone with in-depth knowledge of the Swiss banking landscape and who has a broad, cross-sector network at her disposal.
Interim results for 2019: Swiss Post needs new sources of income
Lower interest income from PostFinance and continually falling letter volumes had an impact on Swiss Post figures in the first half of 2019. With a profit of 193 million francs, the Group’s earnings were 25 million francs lower year-on-year. The operating profit (EBIT) was also lower. Swiss Post Head of Finance, Alex Glanzmann, sees a need for action.
Quarterly result reflects challenges facing Swiss Post
Swiss Post generated a lower result in the first quarter of 2019 than in the prior-year period. At 130 million francs, Group profit was down 17 million francs year-on-year. At 172 million francs, operating profit (EBIT) was also 35 million lower than in the previous year.
LEND acquires Lendico and enters into partnership with PostFinance
PostFinance and Switzerlend AG − the parent company of the crowdlending platform LEND.ch − have agreed to enter into a close partnership: LEND will take over 100% of the PostFinance subsidiary Lendico Schweiz AG. In return, the financial service provider will acquire a participation in LEND and will bring its strong brand to the relationship.
Despite lower result: Swiss Post on the right track in challenging environment
In the year under review 2018, Swiss Post achieved good results in many units. However, at 405 million francs, Group profit was down 122 million francs year-on-year. In particular, the difficult operating framework at PostFinance and the settlement for repayments following the events at PostBus contributed to the lower result. At 501 million francs, operating profit (EBIT) was 217 million lower than in the previous year. This confirmed Swiss Post’s expectations.
PostFinance launches digital mortgage brokerage platform
With the Valuu app, PostFinance has launched the first fully digital mortgage brokerage platform. It provides users with easy, fast access to a suitable mortgage from various providers, regardless of time or location – whether it be a new purchase or replacement.
Q3 2018: Quarterly figures confirm Swiss Post’s forecasts
Swiss Post achieved good results in many units again in the third quarter of 2018. At 317 million francs, Group profit, however, was down 186 million francs year-on-year, confirming Swiss Post’s forecasts. The difficult operating framework at PostFinance and corrections at PostBus are the main factors which continue to impact Group figures. This is also reflected in the operating profit (EBIT) of 384 million francs.