Withholding tax

Pursuant to the legal US regulations US banks or US securities dealers may in certain instances require obligatory information on banks and financial service institutions with whom they maintain business relations.

US Patriot Act Form

We offer our foreign business partners the possibility to download our U.S. Patriot Act Form

U.S. Patriot Act Certification (pdf, 1,7 MB).


Credit institutions are generally obliged to report customers with unlimited tax liability in the United States, i.e. customers who are U.S. citizens or have a permanent residence in the United States. The FATCA regulation applies to the accounts and deposits of private customers as well as to U.S. enterprises and companies in which U.S. persons hold a stake of at least 25 percent.

FATCA-Formular W-8BEN-E (pdf 4,6 MB).