1. About Van Lanschot
    2. Why Switzerland

    The only Dutch Private Bank in Switzerland

    Van Lanschot Switzerland
    • Dutch niche player in Switzerland
    • International expertise
    • Extensive international network
    For centuries, Swiss banking has been on the forefront of managing the wealth and fortunes of a very diverse and international client base. There can be various reasons to bank in Switzerland and even though the banking industry has gone through some major changes over the past few years, Switzerland still remains the preferred jurisdiction for international wealth management.

    Whether it is because of emigration, wealth (re)structuring, risk-diversification or compliant confidentiality; Van Lanschot Switzerland will be your familiar wealth manager from home to help you manage your wealth abroad.

    Why Switzerland

    Emigration

    Emigration

    Emigrating is not to be taken lightly. It is a serious decision that involves many different aspects - not only for you, but also for your immediate surroundings. Make sure to take various factors into consideration and plan carefully. Perhaps you are looking for potential financial benefits, but also be aware of irrational aspects that are just as important for you and your family. Be well-informed about all the different kinds of business and tax consequences emigration entails. How are your residency plans affected by taxes? Will you, for example as a former entrepreneur, be confronted with a tax bill at the border? What does this mean for your particular situation? We can advise you, help you navigate unknown shores and point out possible difficulties. Over the years we have gained a lot of expertise and our large network of experts and specialists would be more than happy to share their knowledge with you. This way you will be prepared well ahead when the moving truck pulls over at your house.
    Second Home

    Second Home

    Buying a home abroad is an excellent occasion to take advantage of our contacts in Switzerland. For example, we can introduce you to a real estate agent, a notary public, an attorney and/or a tax lawyer. We'll help you learn more about the do's and don'ts of the Swiss property market, and also about the location and the legal aspects that you need to look out for (for example, after signing the contract you don't have time for respite as is the case in the Netherlands). And are there actually limits to buying a house? Often there are; for example, in Switzerland foreigners are only allowed to purchase a limited amount of homes. Another factor is how you plan to finance your purchase: with your own money or with a loan from the bank? Also, in what currency will you finance, in euros or Swiss francs?
    International Wealth Structures

    International Wealth Structures

    Emigrating involves various consequences that are certainly not desired by everyone. In practice, Van Lanschot has often experienced that Switzerland is the logical point of culmination for international corporate capital structures.

    After having sold your business, a company with purely liquid assets normally remains. You might decide to move abroad after selling your business and potentailly move your company. This has severe tax consequences for which highly specilized tax advice is needed. Van Lanschot can introduce you to tax advisors with international experience. The company's investable assets are excellently managed in Switzerland; Van Lanschot has a lot of experience with such projects.
    Privacy

    Privacy

    If you are looking for privacy, then Switzerland is the right place for you. Discretion is innate to our nature. Banking secrecy entails that your financial partner guarantees your financial privacy. Swiss bankers are bound by banking secrecy laws and legally required to compliant client confidentiality. This enables us to (partially) help with your wish to avoid being mentioned on lists or in future publications. For example, if you wish to avoid being listed on the Fortune 500, then Van Lanschot Switzerland is the right bank for you. However, there are limits as banking secrecy is not absolute. Like to you, fiscal transparency and compliance are paramount for the bank. You can read more about fiscal transparency and automatic exchange of information between tax authorities here.


    Risk Diversification and Asset Protection

    Risk Diversification and Asset Protection

    Risk diversification and asset protection are essential for high-net-worth individuals and business people. This is also true for the jurisdiction that you choose (is it politically stable, safe, non-EU) and the main currency that you select for your portfolio (not just the euro or the dollar).

    Van Lanschot Switzerland

    A Unique Proposition
    We are the only Dutch Private Bank with a banking license in Switzerland. At Van Lanschot Switzerland, we literally speak your language. We are the trusted advisor from home who helps you to invest anywhere in the world. We have a lot of experience helping internationally oriented clients and their often complex fiscal treatment. 
    • The only Dutch Private Bank in Switzerland
    • Focus on international wealth and asset management
    • Your sparring partner with birds eye view

    Van Lanschot Switzerland

    A Unique Proposition
    • The only Dutch Private Bank in Switzerland
    • Focus on international wealth and asset management
    • Your sparring partner with birds eye view
    We are the only Dutch Private Bank with a banking license in Switzerland. At Van Lanschot Switzerland, we literally speak your language. We are the trusted advisor from home who helps you to invest anywhere in the world. We have a lot of experience helping internationally oriented clients and their often complex fiscal treatment. 

    Perhaps for you, a Dutch or Belgian citizen living in Switzerland, Van Lanschot Switzerland has been a well-kept secret.