QR-bill information

Not made the switch just yet? As a business, you will need to right away

As of 1 October 2022, only QR-bills will be used across Switzerland. From that point on, payments and standing orders that use the red and orange inpayment slips (IS/ISR) will no longer be processed. So, it’s time to switch over from your old receivables and accounts payable solution. All the information you need is here.

  • As a starting tip, inform your invoice recipients that they need to adjust any pre-existing standing orders by sending your QR-bill.

    How you make the switch to QR-bills will depend on your current accounts receivable solution.

    Switching from the red inpayment slip (IS) to the QR-bill (without reference)

    If you use accounts receivable software

    1. Switching your software to QR-bills: You will need your normal IBAN, indicated by the digits 5 to 9 = 09000. If you have not yet received any instructions or need assistance, contact your software developer. Do you develop your own software? If so, please ensure that it is capable of issuing QR-bills. Our recommendations for software suppliers can be found on The link will open in a new window isotest.postfinance.ch.
    2. Test the software (optional): If your software partner has not already done so, you can test your payment parts with QR codes and receipts on our test platform at The link will open in a new window isotest.postfinance.ch.
    3. Generate QR-bill via software
    4. Sending the QR-bill as a hard copy or as a PDF: To send the QR-bill as a hard copy, you will need to print it onto white, perforated paper. QR-bills you intend to send to the invoice recipient as PDFs via e-mail must include lines and a scissor symbol for separating the payment part and receipt.
      You can get perforated paper at The link will open in a new window shop.post.ch, at the office supplies shop and in these print shops as per The link will open in a new window paymentstandards.ch.
    5. Payment receipt control: Until this point, you have been informed of receipts of payment via account statements. No slip images are delivered for QR-bills, as all relevant payment information is entered and communicated digitally.
      Please note: Information may not be retroactively added to the payment part by hand. The payment reference must be entered when it is created.

    If you do not use accounts receivable software

    1. Creating an invoice with the QR generator: Using the QR generator on our website or in e-finance, you can easily create QR-bills yourself. For this you will need your normal IBAN, indicated by digits 5 to 9 = 09000. If you want to start using software, our recommendations for software suppliers can be found at The link will open in a new window isotest.postfinance.ch.
    2. Sending the QR-bill as a hard copy or as a PDF: To send the QR-bill as a hard copy, you will need to print it onto white, perforated paper. QR-bills you intend to send to the invoice recipient as PDFs via e-mail must include lines and a scissor symbol for separating the payment part and receipt.
      You can get perforated paper at The link will open in a new window shop.post.ch, at the office supplies shop and in these print shops as per The link will open in a new window paymentstandards.ch.
    3. Payment receipt control: Until this point, you have been informed of receipts of payment via account statements. No slip images are delivered for QR-bills, as all relevant payment information is entered and communicated digitally.
      Please note: Information may not be retroactively added to the payment part by hand. The payment reference must be entered upon the invoice’s creation.

    Switching from the orange inpayment slip (ISR) to the QR-bill (with QR reference)

    1. Adjusting your software to QR-bills: To do this, you must use the QR-IBAN assigned by PostFinance (indicated by digits 5 to 9 = 30000). If you do not know the QR-IBAN, contact your customer advisor. If you need assistance configuring your software, contact your software manufacturer. Our recommendations for software suppliers can be found at The link will open in a new window isotest.postfinance.ch.
    2. Test the software (optional): If your software partner has not already done so, you can test your payment parts with QR codes and receipts on our test platform at The link will open in a new window isotest.postfinance.ch.
    3. Generate QR-bill via software
    4. Sending the QR-bill as a hard copy or as a PDF: To send the QR-bill as a hard copy, you will need to print it onto white, perforated paper. QR-bills you intend to send to the invoice recipient as PDFs via e-mail must include lines and a scissor symbol for separating the payment part and receipt.
      You can get perforated paper at The link will open in a new window shop.post.ch, at office supplies shops and in these print shops as per The link will open in a new window paymentstandards.ch.
    5. Payment receipt control: Until this point, you have been informed of receipts of payment either via a detailed notification (camt.054) or account statements (camt.053). If you use the detailed notification, you will receive two separate deliveries during the transition phase (until 21 November 2022 at the latest): one with all ISR receipts and one with all QR-IBAN receipts. If you no longer wish to receive ISR receipts, please inform your customer advisor.
  • How you make the switch will depend on what your current accounts payable solution looks like.

    If you use accounts payable software

    1. Adjusting your software to QR-bills: If you have not yet received any instructions or need assistance, contact your software developer. Do you develop your own software? If so, please ensure that it is capable of processing QR-bills. Our recommendations for software suppliers can be found on The link will open in a new window isotest.postfinance.ch.
    2. Test the software (optional): If your software partner has not already done so, you can test your adjustments in the ISO reports on our test platform at The link will open in a new window isotest.postfinance.ch.

    If you do not use accounts payable software

    If you do not use any software to manage your accounts payable and instead pay your bills via e-finance, you do not need to make any preparations. E-finance supports payment of QR-bills.

    If you want to start using software, our recommendations for software suppliers can be found on The link will open in a new window isotest.postfinance.ch.

    Slip scanner for quick scanning

    With a slip scanner you can easily scan QR codes with a click and import the data into your accounting software or e-banking system.

    Do not forget to check your hardware

    Check whether your readers, scanners and printers are ready for the switch. Get in touch with your hardware partner if you have any questions or issues.

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