Survey Finds Swiss Support Loosening Of Banking Secrecy

PT       2002-04-30 
A poll conducted by the SonntagsBlick newspaper has revealed that the Swiss government may be out of touch with the views of the people on banking secrecy.
The survey, released on Sunday, found that 53% of those questioned would like to see banking secrecy rules eased in cases of tax evasion by non-residents, and 55% believe that Switzerland should fall into line with legislation in other countries, and make tax evasion a prosecutable crime. 12% of respondents said that they would like to see banking secrecy rules scrapped altogether.