Credit Suisse (Austria) AG

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July, 2005 December, 2017 August, 2014

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Obviously, we just could not overlook such a well-know financial institution, especially if we take into account the fact that the bankers themselves have been actively seeking our attention. Every local manager, entering the  office (and the personnel rotation at this level of management is very high) deems it his or her duty to boost up the business relations by offering their services.
Geographically speaking, the range of our relationship with Credit Swiss widens to the beat of the occurrence of Russian-speaking employees in the Bank’s branches throughout Europe. In the first hand, its Geneva and Zurich, as well as London, Luxembourg, Monaco and (don’t be surprised!) Moscow. We met the representative of the Austrian branch of Credit Swiss at GSL Conference of 2005, which we held near Saltsburg in the town of  St. Wolfgang. The representative made a very good impression and demonstrated sufficient knowledge of Russian business-mentality, despite the fact that they seldom have the CIS customers in Vienna branch of the Bank. Unfortunately, he left the Bank in a year or so and our relationship (in this respect) came to an end. But we can always make a new start!
The fee for money transfer is not high (20-37 CHF), but the Bank mainly focuses on the customers’ investment transactions, where the fees may vary substantially.

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    Bank's characteristics

    General information and rating

    Global rating Countrywide rating Countrywide rating of the head bank Global rating of the head bank Credit rating
    Not rated Not rated 2 25 A
    Year of foundation 1856
    History 1856: Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (Credit Suisse) founded by Alfred Escher. 1905: First branch opens in Basle. 1940: First international branch opens in New York. 1978: Beginning of co-operation with First Boston Inc. (FBI). 1988: FBI changes its name to CS First Boston, Inc. (CSFBI) and CS Holding acquires a 44.5% interest in CSFBI. 1989: CS Holding becomes the parent company of the Group. 1990: CS Holding increases its interest in CSFBI to 73.5%. 1990: Acquisition of Bank Leu. 1993: Acquisition of Swiss Volksbank. 1994: Launch of strategic alliance with Swiss Re. 1995: Launch of strategic alliance with Winterthur Group. 1996: CS Holding becomes Credit Suisse Group. 1997: Merger of Credit Suisse Group and Winterthur Group. 2000: Acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). 2002: Group organizational structure is streamlined to create two business units, Credit Suisse Financial Services and Credit Suisse First Boston. 2004: Group organizational structure is realigned to form three business units: Credit Suisse, Credit Suisse First Boston and Winterthur. 2005: Merger of the two Swiss bank legal entities, Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse First Boston, and implementation of the One Bank strategy. 2006: Launch of the new integrated bank, Credit Suisse. 2010: Credit Suisse (International) Holding AG merged into Credit Suisse AG June 30, 2010. 2012: Clariden Leu merged into Credit Suisse April 2, 2012
    Personnel There is Russian-speaking personnel in the Bank
    Bank’s shareholders Credit Suisse Group (Zurich) – 100%
    Confidentiality Judicial Cooperation Agreement with Russia is signed; Double Taxation Agreement with Russia is signed; AML legislation is strictly observed; Active member of OECD, FATF, Basel Commitee, Egmont Group etc.

    Minimum requirements

    Minimum balance, € Transactions permitted per month Initial deposit of funds, € Deadline for the initial deposit, month Minimum turnover, €/year
    400 000 No restrictions 40 000 3
    Minimum balance, € Минимальная сумма, требуемая для открытия счета, составляет 500 000 CHF или эквивалентный в другой валюте. Плата за открытие и закрытие счета не взимается
    Transactions permitted per month Количество переводов не ограничено
    Initial deposit of funds, € Сумма первоначального взноса составляет 50 000 CHF
    Deadline for the initial deposit, month Как правило, вносится в течение трех первых месяцев с момента открытия счета
    How fast payments are executed same day payment execution

    Tariffs and services

    Outcoming transfer, € Incoming transfer, € Account maintenance, €/year Payment limit for credit cards, €/day Funds to be blocked for CC issue, €
    20 0 0 N/A N/A
    Outcoming transfer, € Transfer fee is not high (20-37 CHF), however, the bank focuses on the clients' traditional investment transactions, where the fees may be highly variable. Плата за перевод посредством Internet banking - 5 CHF; посредством телефона или факса - 25 CHF
    Incoming transfer, € При количестве сделок до 5 000 в год - входящие платежи бесплатно. При количестве платежей более 5 000 в год - плата за зачисление средств на счет по договоренности
    Account maintenance, €/year Плата за обслуживание счета для суммы активов до 15 000 CHF составляет 6 CHF, для суммы свыше 15 000 - плата за обслуживание счета не взимается
    Distant access to the account All up-to-date (Internet) and traditional (phone) means to access the account are available.
    Financial products The Bank offers full range of financial services and products
    Credit/debit cards Cards of different payment systems are available
    Hold mail Предоставление выписок по счету ежемесячно в установленные сроки - бесплатно, на других условиях - по договоренности

    Account opening procedure

    Days to open for incoming transfers Days to open for outcoming transfers References Business description Purpose of the account
    14 14 Not necessary Detailed Savings
    Visit to the bank There is a Bank's representative in Moscow, so you do not have to visit the Bank
    Required Standard set of corporate documents, a copy of international passport
    Types of accounts Personal; Corporate; Savings
    Opening procedure and Due Diligence It is possible to open an account without visiting the country where the bank is located
    Chances to open an account Predictable
    Business description There are standard requirements to a business description: you should tell about the establishment of your business and its current standing, disclose the source of funds, provide the Beneficiary's CV and contact information.
     
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