Company foundation

We accompany start-ups – from initial idea to fully fledged business

We smooth the way for young entrepreneurs and start-ups and guide them along their journey. Our wide range of services and partnerships with established economic operators allow us to satisfy needs across all industries and in all phases.

What should you consider when starting a business?

Establishing your own business in Switzerland will present you with a host of business challenges. In addition to identifying the right business idea and complying with all of the legal and organizational requirements, you'll also need to raise capital and choose the right legal form.

In the start-up phase, you must attend to various organizational and legal requirements. Transfer the founding capital stipulated by law to a capital deposits account; it will be credited to your business account once the company has been established. Day-to-day payments will also need to be made and efficiently processed.

Having set up a business, your main concern is to get your products and services market ready and to achieve growth by implementing your business plan step by step and achieving your targets.

Once you've established your business, further options for financing growth will open up. Given regular cash flow and a stable customer base, you’ll be able to fall back on external financing by banks.

UBS Start Business – platform for founders and go-getters

Benefit from attractive bank offers such as free capital deposits account. Or take advantage of partner offers for foundation, co-working or coaching.

Let’s do business

We offer the right services for smooth and efficient banking, both during and after start-up.

Our special offer for start-ups

We have the perfect banking package with numerous benefits for you. Credit cards, financing, digital accounting and much more.

Your benefits:

  • Capital deposits account at no cost
  • Business account free for the first year
  • UBS Business Prepaid Card free for the first year

Pensions for entrepreneurs

Running your own business means you can provide for your own retirement as you see fit. Your only obligation is to pay AHV contributions. You can also join a pension fund voluntarily or invest in a pillar 3a (restricted) or, whenever possible, pillar 3b (unrestricted) pension.

Pension advice for self-employed individuals

  • Comprehensive information about your retirement
  • Professional basis on which to make decisions for employee shareholders
  • Protection through an advance directive