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Pillar 3b: answers to the top questions

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Vested benefits account: key questions and answers

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Are you saving with pillar 3a? Start the payments at a young age

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Key interest rate raised? What does that mean for mortgages?

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To rent or buy – which suits me better?

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The most important tips for buying a home

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Health insurance in Switzerland: a simple guide to basic and supplementary insurance

Health insurance premiums are increasing. A provider comparison and a change of basic or supplementary insurance may be worthwhile. Swiss Life provides an overview of the most important information on basic and supplementary insurance as well as the deductibles in the Swiss health insurance system. So you can decide in self-determination with which provider and in what form you want health insurance.

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Pension fund purchase: so you can save taxes

Would you like to optimise your income? Then you should make full use of your tax-saving opportunities – with occupational provisions, for example. Making a pension fund purchase is worthwhile. On the one hand it gives you financial independence in old age, while on the other you benefit from lower taxes now. This not only relieves your household budget, but also gives you confidence for your financial, self-determined future.

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Home story Eliette and Daniel: a life in the parent’s house

Eliette and Daniel had no intention of buying their own home. However, when Eliette's parents suddenly announced that they wanted to sell their beloved house in Geneva, Eliette and Daniel quickly decided to take over the parental home. Find out in our home story what prompted the young couple to do that, and how they now lead a self-determined life.

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What is changing with regard to inheritance and succession planning?

The partial revision of Swiss inheritance law will enter into force on 1 January 2023. The new provisions will enable you to decide in a more flexible and self-determined manner who is to receive how much of your estate. You will be free to dispose of a larger portion of your estate at your own discretion. New features include a reduction in the compulsory portions for descendants and discontinuation of the compulsory portion for parents. Swiss Life gives you an up-to-date overview and explains what to keep in mind in your inheritance and succession planning.

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