Europinion: What swiss citizens think about the Bank Secrecy in Switzerland
“Actually nothing at all. I am all for it, that everyone knows what people have in the bank.”
"I think it is an important resource for Switzerland. We don’t have oil, we don’t have other natural resources. We must have something to hold up this financial center."
"I think we should do something to stop it, if people want to commit tax evasion. Switzerland should not offer people support to simply hide their cash in Switzerland. Well, I have to say that my opinion goes more in the direction of abolishing banking secrets."
"I myself think it is an age-old tradition and this should not be rejected, not by a foreign country and not by Switzerland itself. That is my opinion."
"I think bank secrecy represents a general right of freedom. But it has its limits when a larger group of people are damaged, such as a person or group using bank secrets to cause larger damage--financial, cultural or social damage. This is my opinion."
"Citizens are protected by banking secrecy and therefore it is very important to me. I think it would be a pity if we bend to the pressure of foreign policy and surrender easily."