Swissquote history

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

2019

  • Creation of Swissquote Singapore Pte. Ltd approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Nine additional stock exchanges in the Asia Pacific region made available online to our clients;
  • new possibility for clients of transferring cryptocurrencies to and from a private external wallet.

2018

  • Acquisition of Internaxx Bank SA in Luxembourg to have unrestricted access to the European market (closing in 2019);
  • launch of the multi-currency credit card allowing its holder to execute purchases in twelve currencies.

2017

  • First online bank to offer trading on five cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin and Ripple;
  • launch of the first virtual-reality trading application.

2016

  • First Swiss bank to launch an Apple TV application.

2015

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

2014

  • Strategic partnership between Swissquote and PostFinance, the main white-label partner as of today.

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 ACM Advanced Currency Markets Ltd, one of the largest currency traders.

2008

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

 2002–
2007

  • Market consolidation in Switzerland (eg. takeover of Consors (Switzerland) Ltd / Skandia Bank Switzerland).

2001

  • Online trading of investment funds;
  • access to the SIX Swiss Exchange (at the time SWX and Virt-X) and to the US NYSE, Nasdaq and AMEX stock 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.