Security and first-class quality of service

The headquarters of Bank Frick are located in Liechtenstein. The small and scenic principality at the heart of Europe has around 38,000 inhabitants and is home to an innovative and flourishing economy, with the same number of jobs in around 4,000 different companies. Around 19,000 people commute from Switzerland, Austria and Germany to their workplace in Liechtenstein every day.

Bank Frick - Fürstentum Liechtenstein

After industry, financial services make up the biggest economic sector in Liechtenstein, and the country is also an attractive location for asset management and insurance companies, funds and the trust business. Around 5,000 people work in the financial sector in Liechtenstein.

Bank Frick Chairman Dr Mario Frick was Prime Minister of Liechtenstein from 1993 to 2001, and played an active role in shaping the recent political history of the Principality.

The benefits of the Liechtenstein financial centre

  • EEA member
  • Free market access to Europe (EU/EEA)
  • Free market access to Switzerland
  • Stable banks – excellent capital structure, no state aid
  • Stable currency – Swiss franc as legal tender
  • Stable state – AAA rating, debt-free
  • Stable legal and economic regime
  • Liberal company law
  • First-class infrastructure
  • Highly qualified workforce
  • Flat tax rate of just 12.5%

The development of the Liechtenstein financial centre

  • 1861
    Establishment of the first bank in Liechtenstein
  • 1923
    Customs agreement with Switzerland
  • 1924
    Swiss franc becomes legal tender
  • 1969
    Establishment of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association
  • 1977
    Agreement on the banks’ code of conduct with regard to the exercise of due diligence
  • 1990
    Liechtenstein joins the UN
  • 1991
    Liechtenstein joins the EFTA
  • 1995
    Liechtenstein joints the EEA
  • 1995
    Liechtenstein joins the WTO
  • 1997
    Due Diligence Act
  • 1998
    Bank Frick & Co. AG is established
  • 2001
    Creation of the Financial Intelligence Unit
  • 2005
    Creation of an integrated financial market authority
  • 2009
    Recognition of OECD standards regarding international tax cooperation
  • 2011
    New, attractive and internationally recognised tax law enters into force
  • 2014
    Liechtenstein signs the FATCA agreement with the US
  • 2016
    Automatic exchange of tax information between Liechtenstein and the EU

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