Overview of current regulatory projects

This page provides an overview of the content and status of the most important reform projects in the financial sector.

Key

In italics: current status of the project; the timetable is not binding, the information is updated periodically

    

Financial market organisation
Project In charge
Phase 1:
Review/
preparation
Phase 2:
Consultations/
dispatch
Phase 3:
Consideration
by parliament
Phase 4:
Entry
into force
Financial Market Infrastructure Ordinance (FinMIO) - exchange of collateral SIF   Q1-Q2/2017   1.8.2017 
Financial Services Act (FinSA) SIF     since Q1/2016  
Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) SIF     since Q1/2016  
Banks
Project In charge
Phase 1:
Review/
preparation
Phase 2:
Consultations/
dispatch
Phase 3:
Consideration
by parliament
Phase 4:
Entry
into force
Liquidity Ordinance (LiqO) - LCR SIF       1.1.2018 
Liquidity Ordinance (LiqO) - Net Stable Funding Ratio SIF    Q1-2/2017   open 
Capital Adequacy Ordinance (CAO) - Leverage Ratio and risk diversification  SIF   Q2-4/2017     
Depositor protection SIF since Q3/2016       
Systemically relevant banks (CAO)  SIF since Q2/2017       
Insurance
Project In charge
Phase 1:
Review/
preparation
Phase 2:
Consultations/
dispatch
Phase 3:
Consideration
by parliament
Phase 4:
Entry
into force
Partial revision of the Insurance Policies Act (IPA)
SIF     Q3/2017  
Partial revision of the Insurance Oversight Act (IOA) - restructuring SIF since Q3/2016 Q2/2018     
Taxes
Project In charge
Phase 1:
Review/
preparation
Phase 2:
Consultations/
dispatch
Phase 3:
Consideration
by parliament
Phase 4:
Entry
into force
Federal Act on the International Automatic Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports of Multinationals SIF       1.12.2017 
Ordinance on the International Automatic Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports of Multinationals SIF  Q2-3/2017     1.12.2017
Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting SIF Q2-3/2017 Q4/2017    
Automatic exchange of information with further states and territories SIF      since Q4/2017   
Amendment of the participation deduction in connection with the too big to fail (TBTF) legislation FTA    Q2-Q3/2017    
Other topics
Project In charge
Phase 1:
Review/
preparation
Phase 2:
Consultations/
dispatch
Phase 3:
Consideration
by parliament
Phase 4:
Entry
into force
Act for improving the effectiveness of the Swiss system for combating money laundering and terrorist financing  SIF  Q3-Q4/2017       
FinTech - amendment to the Banking Ordinance  SIF        1.8.2017 
FinTech - new authorisation category SIF Q4/2017  Q2/2018    
Changes to the Swiss Code of Obligations (law on companies limited by shares) FDJP     since Q4/2016  

Last modification 15.11.2017

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