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"Bankenmagazin" 33 (Winter 2015)

The current issue of the "Bankenmagazin" is now available electronic version


The financial centre Liechtenstein at a glance

The financial centre Liechtenstein at a glance
As part of a joint initiative the protagonists in the financial centre of Liechtenstein have launched the Internet platform «» combines all the services and protagonists on one homepage, assuming the function of comprehensive and informative «Single Point of Entry». Press release


Agreement between Liechtenstein and Italy regarding their future cooperation in tax matters

As reported today by the government of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein and Italy concluded their negotiations on 10 February 2015 concerning a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) and a supplementary protocol, and have established additional steps for tax cooperation. Press release


Banks issue expanded tax compliance guideline

In August 2013, the Liechtenstein banks formulated the tax compliance guideline a minimum standard applicable throughout the national banking industry that defines their due diligence obligations with regard to customers' tax compliance. This standard has now been expanded. Press release Guideline


Fact Sheet - Automatic exchange of information (AEOI)

Liechtenstein has joined the Early Adopters Group on the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) according to the OECD standard. In this context, the LBA has compiled a factsheet with the most important background information on the AEOI.


8th Liechtenstein Bank Day

8th Liechtenstein Bank Day
The 8th Liechtenstein Bank Day was held in Vaduz on 
3 September 2014. OECD tax chief Pascal Saint-Amans was the keynote speaker. He spoke about the introduction of the AEI and highlighted future trends. Beforehand, Saint-Amans and the Association's chiefs answered questions posed by the media..  Media release


Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2013
The annual report 2013 ist now available in German and English. You can order a hard copy of the annual report 2013 at or download the   electronic version.


LBA becomes a member of the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF)

At the meeting of the EPFSF steering committee on 23 June 2014, the Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA) has been accepted as a new member. The Membership will take effect as of 1st September 2014.


LBA welcomes signature of intergovernmental agreement with USA

The Liechtenstein Bankers Association and its members welcome today's signature of the intergovernmental agreement according to the so-called Model 1 with the USA. The agreement represents a further milestone in the country's tax strategy and ensures legal certainty in dealings with US clients. Press release


General Meeting of the LBA

Adolf E. Real reconfirmed as Chairman,
decision taken to open up investor compensation scheme

At the Ordinary General Meeting of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA) on Wednesday, 12 March 2014, Adolf E. Real was reconfirmed in his position as Chairman. The Executive Board was re-elected. Alfred W. Moeckli was duly elected as Deputy Chairman. The General Meeting has also decided to open up the investor compensation scheme to other stakeholders in the financial centre. Although previously reserved for banks only, this scheme will be available to other parties from 1 April 2014 onwards, provided certain conditions are met.
Press release


LBA welcomes governance statement

The Liechtenstein Bankers Association and its members welcome and support the statement published by the Liechtenstein government concerning the cooperation in tax matters and automatic information exchange.


Banks issue tax compliance guideline

To keep untaxed assets away from the financial centre Liechtenstein, the Liechtenstein banks have undertaken to apply uniform minimum standards with respect to the due diligence obligations for their customers' tax compliance. Press release Guideline


Liechtenstein's banking centre offers security and stability

The Liechtenstein Bankers Association has compiled facts, why Liechtenstein is considered to be a stable and secure banking center.


LBA steps up its efforts with regard to reputation

In yesterday’s board meeting, the Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA) agreed on the core fields of its activities for 2013. Particular attention is to be devoted to upholding the reputation of the financial centre in 2013, particularly abroad.
The board also approved guiding principles, in which this task is firmly anchored

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