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A man in a dark polo-neck pullover stands with his arms folded in a stylishly furnished office. He wears a watch and looks thoughtfully to the side. A large desk with minimalist office accessories is visible in the background. A staircase leads upstairs, next to which an abstract work of art and a large, dry branch in a vase serve as decorations. The atmosphere is modern and professional.


Interior Designer Raoul Sanchez: Furnishing is a never-ending process

Raoul Sanchez is an interior designer and proprietor of Studio Visite Privée in the viaduct arches 1 & 2 in Zurich. For him, living is a form of self-determination. Furnishing reflects a person’s needs and desires and says a lot about their personality. We asked Raoul what tips he has for furnishing, from planning and financing to the design with shapes and materials.

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Eine Frau mit dunklen Haaren, einem Rollkragenpullover und goldenen Ohrringen steht an einem Fenster, schaut hinaus und denkt nach.


Lower key interest rate: what will happen to my mortgage?

Last week, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) surprisingly lowered its key interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.5%. The US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank (ECB) have also announced their intention to lower their key interest rates in the coming quarters. Property owners are now wondering what impact this will have on their mortgage. Here is an overview of the most important issues related to the current interest rate cut.

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Colourful Easter tips

Fine pastries, colourful eggs and fragrant flowers – finally Easter is here. Swiss Life would like to give you and your family some fun tips on how to spend the long weekend.

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Help with the tax return: how can I save on tax?

Travel to work, insurance premiums or renovation costs: Many people in Switzerland are uncertain about what and how much can be deducted from their taxable income. Swiss Life has the answers and provides valuable assistance for your tax return.

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