Maximum pillar 3a contribution for 2017

With a pillar 3a retirement savings account, you can accumulate retirement savings in an individual, flexible manner. The pillar 3a retirement savings account is the ideal complement to your AHV and pension fund.

The following amounts apply for 2017:

  • With a pension fund: CHF 6,768
  • Without a pension fund: a maximum of CHF 33,840 (up to 20% of net income)

3 practical tips for your retirement provision

Payments into pillar 3 are worth it. You can save hundreds of francs depending on your place of residence and how much you paid in. The more you pay in annually, the more taxes you save.

Our tip: Transfer a monthly fixed amount to your retirement savings account instead of paying one larger sum at the end of the year. The best way to do this is by standing order – that way you don’t have to worry about anything.

If you have a second or even a third retirement account, you can withdraw your money later in staggered amounts and, depending on the canton, save on taxes again when the savings are paid out.

A rule of thumb: If you have saved up roughly 50,000 francs in a pillar 3a retirement savings account, it makes sense to open another one.

If you're already a client of ours, you won't even need to come in to a branch – you can open a retirement account yourself in e-banking.

A custody account is the ideal complement to the retirement savings account. Your money is invested in stocks, bonds and real estate. That way you have a higher earnings potential over the long run.

Don't miss the payment deadline

Allow us to remind you of the payment deadline – this way you will also be immediately informed of the current applicable maximum amount.