Welcome to the Association of Credit Management in Switzerland
The ACMS task force is in the middle of preparing the fall event 2016, which is going to take place in the Technopark in Zurich at November 30, 2016. This time we were able to win speakers from internet technology companies, who will explain to us how the future of electronic cash flow will look like. Will we loose hard cash? Will banks and insurance companies survive?
Save the date: November 30, Technopark, Zurich
How has the Swiss abroad community changed over the past century? Rudolf Wyder, former director of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), dived into archives and wrote a book on “100 years of OSA” ahead of the anniversary celebrations in August. About 760,000 registered Swiss expats currently live abroad, nearly half of them in neighbouring France, Germany, Italy and Austria. There is also an important Swiss abroad community in North America. Many of them have dual nationality. Swiss Review: You have just completed your work. The book is set for publication at the beginning of August. During your research, did you come across facts that despite being director for many years you were not aware of? Rudolf Wyder: Most definitely. Even though I was director of the OSA for a long period, there were many gaps in its history which I wanted to fill in, out of personal interest as much as anything. There were periods never dealt with historically. What was the ...
Could reform of Switzerland’s intelligence service lead to widespread state snooping? The political left think so. But parliament and the government say agency needs more powers to prevent terrorism and the trade in arms. Voters have the final say on September 25. The legal amendment would give the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS) the right not only to tap phone lines but also to survey e-mails, access computer systems abroad and bug private apartments. A centre-right majority in parliament approved the planned reforms last September, arguing they were an indispensable tool for combatting militant extremist attacks. They point out cases of digital attacks against the defence ministry and the state-owned Ruag defence technology group. “We live in a world that is undergoing a lot of changes. Therefore we need a law that is up to date and the tools to combat the threat,” says Hugues Hiltpold, a parliamentarian for the centre-right Radical Party. He says the FIS has ...
Former Indian president Abdul Kalam had a bigger impact on the Swiss people than current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as seen during Modi’s recent trip to Switzerland. On the first anniversary of Kalam’s death, swissinfo.ch catalogues his 2005 visit. Modi may have over 21 million Twitter followers, and he single-handedly filled New York City’s 18,000-seat Madison Square Garden in 2014, but in Switzerland, Kalam remains the real rock star. His 2005 visit was the first by an Indian head of state since V.V. Giri in 1970. And he didn’t disappoint, spending two full days in the Alpine nation charming everyone he met from goatherds to the country’s best scientists. Unlike Modi, who only spent a few hours in Switzerland this June before jetting off to the US, Kalam took the time to forge relations with Swiss politicians and get a feel for the country. He certainly struck a personal chord with former Swiss president Samuel Schmid. Schmid returned the favour ...
A University of Bern researcher has found a new way to interpret ghost stories – through a theological lens – that could deepen our understanding of the disparate fields of Victorian literature and astrophysics. Ghost stories are a timeless and almost universally popular form of entertainment. They draw us in with a mixture of fear, intrigue, mystery and amusement. For postdoctoral researcher and lecturer Zoë Lehmann Imfeld, they offer still more. Her research at the University of Bern’s English Department has sparked a paradigm shift in the literary world with its novel interpretation of Victorian ghost stories. In June, the Swiss National Science Foundation awarded her its prestigious Marie Heim-Vögtlin prize. Lehmann Imfeld, who was born in London to a Swiss father and a British mother, moved 13 years ago to Switzerland, where she lives with her Swiss husband and two young children. Lehmann Imfeld said she did not start by reading the ghost stories with a ...
At first glance, there is little in common between Büsingen, a small town on the Rhine, and Belfast. But the German municipality, and particularly its customs status, is now being cited as a model for how to prevent border checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit. The town, which is entirely surrounded by Swiss territory and is part of that country’s customs union, was mentioned in parliament last week by Alasdair McDonnell, Social Democrat MP for Belfast South. He said it offers some hope that a solution can be found for what to do once the Republic's northern border becomes an external frontier of the EU. A low-key holiday destination, Büsingen (pop 1,450) is an historical and geographical oddity. While it belongs to the German district of Konstanz, it is separated from Germany by a narrow strip of land and surrounded on all sides by Swiss cantons. It belongs to the Swiss customs territory, so EU tariffs do not apply. The euro ...
Short facts about us
The Association of Credit Management Switzerland counts more than 400 members and interested persons. We put our main efforts in building networks and exchanging knowledge between Credit Managers in Switzerland and beyond.
Currently there is a team of Credit Managers working on following projects :
- Second edition of the Minimum Requirements for Credit Management in four languages
- Publishing a book named 'Credit Risk Management - Code of Best Practice' in German and making a translation available in English
- Executing a spring and a fall event in Zurich every year
- Forming regional teams in French and Italian regions of Switzerland
- Organizing regional lunches for Credit Managers
- Offering a certified training for Credit Managers
- Membership campaigns
- Actively involve our partners and sponsors in our activities
If you would like to read more about our activities please to go to bullet point Activities in the table of contents to the left.