|Type||Subsidiary (of Swiss Post)|
|Headquarters||Zürich & Basel, Switzerland|
|Area served||Switzerland & France|
|Key people||Jürg Bucher (Chairman)|
Finance and Insurance
|Operating income||CHF 2.2 billion (2009)|
|Net income||CHF 447.8 million (2009)|
PostFinance was founded in 1906 and is the financial services unit of Swiss Post. It is the fifth largest retail financial institution in Switzerland. Its main area of activity is in the national and international payments and a smaller but growing part in the areas of savings, pensions and real estate.
On 6 December 2010, in the wake of the leak of American embassy cables by WikiLeaks, PostFinance announced that it had closed an account in the name of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because he did not reside in Geneva as he had claimed when opening the account.
In response, PostFinance's website was hit by denial of service attacks, and Swiss prosecutors announced that they were investigating whether PostFinance violated Swiss secrecy laws by announcing the closure of Assange's account.
- Key figuresaccount, PostFinance, retrieved 26 December 2010
- Swiss Post to become a public limited company, PostFinance Ltd granted a banking licence PostFinance Press Releases. Retrieved on 7 September 2013.
- "Hacker attacks on PostFinance are no joke". Swissinfo. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- "Authorities probe Swiss Post over Assange bank account". AFP. 12 December 2010A. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- (English) Official website
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