Banks are part of Swiss culture since 16th century, therefore there is no surprise that the Swiss banking system is one of the biggest strengths of the country. The Swiss banking system is different than other European banking systems because it is based on the universal banking concept. This concept refers to offering all the banking services both commercial and investment. This is so that the risk to be spread over a greater number of business and customers.
One of the first steps when registering a new company in Switzerland, regardless of its type, is to open a bank account with a Swiss bank. The account is necessary to deposit is required minimum capital when founding a GmbH or an AG, but bank account are also use for other legal entities as well.