Swissquote history

The current scope of the operations is the result of a historic development of which key milestones are summarised as follows:

2018

  • Takeover of Internaxx Bank: Swissquote ensures the unrestricted access to the European market
  • Multi-cryptocurrency certificate: investors get the opportunity to invest in 4 cryptocurrencies at once
  • Launch of the multi-currency credit card: pay in 12 different currencies without conversion fees
  • Swissquote becomes the first bank worldwide to enable its clients to participate in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

2017

  • First online bank to offer trading on five cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash, Ether, Litecoin and Ripple
  • Expansion into Swiss DOTS with Vontobel as new issuer to complement the existing offering from UBS, Goldman Sachs, Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank
  • Launch of the first virtual reality trading application

2016

  • January: First Swiss bank to launch an Apple TV application
  • February: Swissquote Quant Fund awarded best performing Swiss equity fund by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award

2015

  • Global partnership with Manchester United, one of the most popular football teams in the world

2014

  • Strategic partnership between Swissquote and PostFinance

2013

  • Takeover of MIG Bank Ltd, one of the leading forex brokers worldwide
  • Swiss DOTS, a new OTC trading service for the derivative products

2011

  • Swissquote and Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank offer online mortgages

2010

  • Launch of the “ePrivate Banking” magazine
  • New digital asset management service with Swissquote's Robo-Advisor
  • Takeover of Tradejet Ltd
  • Takeover of ACM Advanced Currency Markets Ltd, one of the largest currency traders

2008

  • A new Swissquote forex trading platform goes live
  • Swissquote launches savings accounts

2007

  • Milan Stock Exchange is the 17th market to go online
  • Full electronic trading on the Eurex derivatives exchange

2006

  • Online trading by mobile phone
  • Online trading with the London Stock Exchange and direct trading with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for derivatives

2005

  • Launch of the “Value at Risk” asset management tool, the first step towards comprehensive online wealth management
  • Off-exchange trading of all SMI securities
  • Launch of online bond trading

2004

  • EUWAX, the Stuttgart Stock Exchange trading platform, goes live
  • First off-exchange trading of Bank Vontobel derivative products

2003

  • Swissquote takes over the clients of Skandia Bank Switzerland

2002

  • Takeover of Consors (Switzerland) AG

2001

  • Online trading of investment funds
  • Access to the Swiss Stock Exchange (at the time SWX and Virt-X) and to the US NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX exchanges

2000

  • Swissquote Group Holding Ltd is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (symbol: SQN)
  • Swissquote Bank Ltd is granted a banking licence

1996

  • The Swissquote financial platform is founded. For the first time, private investors can access the real-time prices of all securities traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange for free