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Finma’s Branson Sees Swiss Private Bank Mergers, Blick Reports

June 10, 2012

Mark Branson, head of banking supervision at the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, expects consolidation among the country’s private banks, SonntagsBlick reported, citing an interview.

Switzerland will probably end up with fewer small banks as rules become stricter about accepting new funds and checking clients’ tax compliance, the newspaper cited Branson as saying.

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