June 12, 2015


FR : La FINMA publie un guide pratique sur les ICO

EN : FINMA publishes ICO guidelines

DE : FINMA publiziert Wegleitung zu ICOs

IT : La FINMA pubblica una guida pratica sulle ICO

Livre Blanc sur le Crowdfunding Immobilier en Suisse

White Paper about Real Estate Crowdfunding

White Paper, Immobilien-Crowdfunding in der Schweiz

FR : Livre Blanc sur le Crowdfunding Immobilier en Suisse

EN : White paper about Real Estate Crowdfunding in Switzerland

DE : White Paper, Immobilien-Crowdfunding in der Schweiz

FR :Informations pour les four

Travail de mémoire Unil – Valentin Marclay

Les facteurs clés de succès dans le domaine du crowdfunding sportif : le cas “I Believe In You”

Crowdfunding – facteurs clés de succès – Valentin Marclay

 Carrefour des créateurs – Genilem

Retrouvez la vidéo de Dr Vincent Pignon, Président de la Swiss Crowdfunding Association au Carrefour des créateurs de Genilem

 Review of Crowdfunding Regulation 2017

Interpretations of existing regulation concerning crowdfunding in Europe, North America and Israel


Federal Council

Key figures Swiss financial centre

Twice a year, the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters publishes up-to-date figures on Switzerland as a location for financial services. This publication is available electronically for downloading and printing. Furthermore, a hard copy of this useful summary can be ordered free of charge in a handy booklet format. 

EN: Key figures Swiss financial centre (october 2017)

FR : Chiffres-clés de la place financière (octobre 2017)

DE : Kennzahlen Finanzstandort Oktober 2017

Federal Council puts new fintech rules into force

Bern, 05.07.2017 – During its meeting on 5 July 2017, the Federal Council adopted an amendment of the Banking Ordinance. It will enter into force on 1 August 2017. The revision should ensure that barriers to market entry for fintech firms are reduced and that the competitiveness of the Swiss financial centre is enhanced.

EN: Federal Council puts new fintech rules into force

FR:  Le Conseil fédéral met en vigueur de nouvelles règles pour les FinTech

DE: Bundesrat setzt neue Fintech-Regeln in Kraft

IT: Il Consiglio federale pone in vigore le nuove norme nel settore della tecnofinanza

Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland

In 2016, the Swiss crowdfunding market reached a volume of CHF 128.2m and a rapid growth is expecting to continue in 2017, reaching a transaction volume of CHF 300-400m.

Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland

Position de la Swiss Crowdfunding Association lors de la consultation du Conseil Fédéral sur la nouvelle réglementation FinTech

FR : La nouvelle réglementation FinTech permettra le développement du crowdfunding

EN : The new FinTech regulation will allow the development of crowdfunding

FR : Prise de position de la Swiss Crowdfunding Association

EN  : Annex – Consultation on new Fintech regulations

FR :Informations pour les fournisseurs de prestations dans le domaine des Fintech

L’innovation est un facteur essentiel pour conserver une place financière suisse compétitive. Le marché financier est dynamique et évolue continuellement. Vous êtes un acteur de cette évolution et envisagez de créer une entreprise ou vous souhaitez proposer des prestations de service dans le domaine des technologies financières (Fintech)? Vous trouvez ici de premières informations pour déterminer si vous êtes soumis aux règles régissant le marché financier.

EN : FinTech financial services providers

FINMA encourages innovation and competitiveness in the Swiss financial marketplace. If you are embracing technological change and you intend launching a FinTech company or providing FinTech financial services, here you will find initial information about financial market regulation.

DE : Informationen für Anbieter von Dienstleistungen im Fintech-Bereich

Innovation ist ein wichtiger Faktor für einen wettbewerbsfähigen Schweizer Finanzplatz. Der Finanzmarkt ist dynamisch und entwickelt sich laufend weiter. Sie sind Teil dieser Dynamik und planen ein Unternehmen oder wollen Dienstleistungen im Bereich Finanztechnologie (Fintech) anbieten? Finden Sie hier erste Informationen zur Frage, ob Sie den Regeln des Finanzmarkts unterstehen.

Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland 2016

In 2015, CHF 27.3 million (+73%) was raised for 1,342 campaigns in Switzerland, Crowdlending posted the highest growth from 2014 to 2015 (+127%, to CHF 7.9m), followed by reward-based crowdfunding and crowddonating (+60%, to CHF 12.3m) and crowdinvesting (+54%, to CHF 7.1m).
CHF 65 million was raised within six years through crowdfunding in Switzerland.
More than 90,000 people backed crowdfunding projects in Switzerland in 2015.

Around 40 crowdfunding platforms were operating in Switzerland as of the end of April 2016.


Livre Blanc – Le Crowdfunding en Suisse 2015  /   White Paper – Download :  FR   |    EN 

Présentation du livre blanc de la Swiss Crowdfunding Association, le 17 novembre à Genève

Actes’Industries 2015 –  Alternative finance solutions for Industry

Dr. Thomas Gauthier (HEG), Dr. Vincent Pignon (HEG), Patrick Schefer ( FAE & délégué à la promotion économique DSE- SPEG), Didier Lutz (Cliris) & Eric Emery (artisan boulanger-pâtissier et président de l’Association des Artisans Boulangers-Confiseurs du canton de Genève).

Crowdfunding and P2P Lending in Switzerland – Market Overview

Prof. Dr. Andreas Dietrich of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Simon Amrein, Reto Wernli and Dr. Falk Kohlmann have published the study ‘Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland 2015‘. It analyses the development of crowdfunding in Switzerland giving special attention to the development of p2p lending.

Survey about the Swiss crowdfunding platforms

We want to provide you a white book about crowdfunding in Switzerland.

The goal is to make a point of situation, presenting the various active platforms and their characteristics. This survey will enable the Association to make a point of the current situation, but also to formulate recommendations about the future of crowdfunding in Switzerland and make some comparison with the European crowdfunding’s market leaders.

Thank you in advance for your kind consideration and the time you will dedicate to my survey. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact : Fabio Petretti, fabio.petretti@master.hes-so.ch, +41 76 439 02 65

Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland 2015

The market for crowdfunding – where people invest their money through online business platforms – rose by 36% in Switzerland last year, to CHF15.8 million But the sector still lags far behind countries such as the United States or the United Kingdom.


The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

The European alternative finance market – which includes crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and invoice trading – reached €3 billion last year and could top €7 billion in 2015, as businesses increasingly seek more efficient ways to raise funding.

Moving Mainstream: The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report is available to download for free at www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/ccaf/movingmainstream

See more at: EY-cambridge-alternative-finance-report

Crowdfunding: A necessary evolution

Presentation from Vincent Pignon, President of the Swiss Crowdfunding Association during the Innovaud / CVCI Event

Présentation VPignon Innovaud CVCI


Crowdfunding is a way of collecting money from many sources for the purpose of financing projects. Where this involves an investment, those providing the funds will face the usual risks to which investors are exposed. Crowdfunding platform providers and project developers must verify whether they require a licence from FINMA before taking up any such activities.

Fact sheet: Crowdfunding

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