Covid-19 credits

On this page you will find information and data related to Covid-19 bridging credits.

On this page, you will find information and data about Covid-19 credits for companies. To ensure liquidity, companies affected by the Covid-19 crisis were eligible to apply for bridging credits guaranteed by the federal government between March 26th 2020 and July 31st 2020.


Number and volume of Covid-19 bridging credits

The table below shows the number and volume of credits granted, regardless whether or not they have since been reimbursed. All numbers are updated regularly.

 NumberAverage amount in CHFTotal in CHF
COVID-19 credit agreements136'716101'92113'934'178'560
COVID-19 credit plus1'1342'655'831 *3'011'712'504 *
Total137'850122'93016'945'891'064

* These numbers are based on the entire credit amount and not just the share of 85% which is guaranteed by the Swiss Confederation

Last updated: 22.09.2021

Data as CSV-File

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Infographic for download: Aid program status end of April [png]

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Fully repaid Covid-19 bridging credits

The table below shows the Covid-19 bridging credits fully repaid by the borrowers in the specified year, whereupon the corresponding guarantee organizations were exonerated of their Covid-19 solidarity guarantee by the lenders. Partial repayments without guarantee exoneration are not shown in the table below.

 Number of creditsAverage amount in CHF Total in CHF
20208'398222'8061'871'120'625
20216'969205'6271'433'016'602
Total15'367215'0153'304'137'227

Last updated: 22.09.2021

Honoring on guarantees under the Covid-19 bridging credits

The following tables provide information on the honoring of guarantees under the Covid-19 bridging loan programme, by year and by banking group. These are Covid-19 briding loans for which the banks have drawn down the guarantee and thus transferred the claims against the borrowers to the guarantee organisations. Reported here are the guarantees as reported by the guarantee organizations, which may differ from the federal government’s expenditures as reported in the government financial statements due to differences in the timing of the accounting entries.

Honoring on guarantees by year

 Number of creditsAverage amount in CHFTotal in CHF
202076681'15162'161'721
20212'24380'394180'323'136
Total3'00980'587242'484'857

Last updated: 22.09.2021

 

Honoring on guarantees by banking group

 Number of creditsAverage amount in CHFTotal in CHFShare of the total
honoured volume
Big banks *1'07898'381106'054'21744%
Cantonal banks68576'71152'546'77622%
Raiffeisen banks41575'81831'464'51613%
PostFinance58960'47335'618'47215%
Other banking institutions24269'42516'800'8776%
Total3'00980'587242'484'857100%

* Credit Suisse and UBS

Last updated: 22.09.2021

 

Honoring on guarantees by sectors

 Number of creditsAverage amount
in CHF
Total in CHFShare of the total
honoured volume
Specialised construction activities (F43)57983'03248'075'50420%
Construction of buildings (F41)213101'51421'622'5019%
Food and beverage service activities (I56)39550'50519'949'4148%
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles
and motorcycles (G46)
176106'06918'668'2228%
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and
motorcycles (G47)
18467'64812'447'2835%
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of
motor vehicles and motorcycles (G45)
11295'53310'699'6574%
Activities of head offices; management
consultancy activities (M70)
9567'4056'403'4413%
Human health activities (Q86)51121'4306'192'9223%
Activities auxiliary to financial services and
insurance activities (K66)
7680'8196'142'2703%
Real estate activities (L68)6390'0465'672'8932%
All other sectors *1'06581'32586'610'74935%
Total3'00980'587242'484'857100%

* The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) publishes a list of all sectors (2-digit NOGA codes) on its website.

Last updated: 22.09.2021

Further analyses of the bridging credits granted

The following charts illustrate distributions of granted Covid-19 bridging credits for a selected specification, for example by canton or by industry. These visualizations serve to provide background information and are based on data from the guarantee organizations. In order to exclude any conclusions about individual companies and to guarantee their anonymity, only aggregated data can be made available. Due to rounding, it is possible that the sum of the shares may not be 100%.

Status: 07.09.2021

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Figures as PDF-File

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Graphic for download: Top 10 banks by number of credits [png]

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Graphic for download: Number of credits by group of economic activities (NOGA section) [png]

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Graphic for download: Top 10 sectors (NOGA division) by credit volume (in CHF m) [png]

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Graphic for download: Number of guaranteed credits by guarantee organisation [png]

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Reports of abuse

The table below contains potential and actual cases of abuse under the Covid-19-Solidarbürgschaftsverordnung (in German) and the Covid-19-Solidarbürgschaftsgesetz (in German). Here you find the concept for the detection and prevention of abuse (in German). The statistics show the cases of which the loan guarantee cooperatives are aware, either because they have filed a criminal complaint themselves or because they have been informed about them by third parties. They are not complete with regard to criminal charges of which the loan guarantee cooperatives are not aware. The statistics are updated on an ongoing basis.

Types of abuse
(all types according to the ordinance)
In clarificationAbuse not confirmedCorrection without filing of criminal complaint
Criminal complaint filed*
Open casesClosed cases
NumberDelinquency amount**NumberDelinquency amount**
Multiple applications (Art. 3, para. 1)4210522381CHF 15'782'05320CHF 1'937'896
Date of foundation (Art. 3, para. 1, a.)4512017511CHF 1'021'0365CHF 144'100
In bankruptcy, estate or liquidation (Art. 3, para. 1, b.)3971417CHF 1'148'1246CHF 1'128'500
Sales information (Art. 7, para. 1)2'227247790139CHF 28'567'96526CHF 2'116'328
Support for other emergency regulations (Art. 3, para. 1, d.)0020000
Use of credit in general and replacement investments (Art. 6, para. 1 und 2)18576472649CHF 74'091'399127CHF 10'463'080
Use of credit dividends, refinancing, etc. (Art. 6, para. 3)22652411'61420CHF 4‘543'3194CHF 620'000
Others1082347203CHF 22'930'14727CHF 2'375'149
Total3'5838072'9371'119CHF 148'084'043215CHF 18'785'053

*Including criminal complaints from third parties of which the loan guarantee cooperatives are aware.

**The reported delinquency amount corresponds to the volume of credits at the time they were granted. No account is taken of whether losses have effectively been incurred.

1 As of the commencement of the Covid-19-Solidarbürgschaftsgesetz (Covid-19-SBüG) (in German) on December 19, 2020, the prohibition to carry out new investments in fixed assets that are not replacement investments has been lifted (cf. Art. 27 para. 2 Covid-19-SBüG).

2 As of the commencement of the Covid-19-SBüG on December 19, 2020, already the decision on the payment of dividends is unlawful (cf. Art. 2 para. 2 lit. a Covid-19-SBüG and Official Bulletin: AB 2020 N 2040 of October 30, 2020, and AB 2020 S 1314 f. of December 10, 2020).

Last updated: 22.09.2021

In addition, the statistics from the Money Laundering Reporting Office (MROS) show all a) reports according to the Money Laundering Act or the Criminal Code, as well as b) the number of complaints filed by MROS with law enforcement agencies (according to Art. 23 para. 4 Money Laundering Act) . The MROS statistics can show cases that are also included in the above table of abuse reports.

Open cases after criminal complaint per canton

The following table shows the open cases after criminal complaints have been filed of which the loan guarantee cooperatives are aware, either because they filed the criminal complaints themselves or because they were informed about them by third parties. It is not complete with regard to criminal complaints of which the loan guarantee cooperatives have no knowledge. The statistics are updated on an ongoing basis.

CantonCriminal complaint filed: open cases*
NumberDelinquency amount**
AG96CHF 12'835'178
AI1CHF 25'000
AR10CHF 704'700
BE71CHF 6'974'906
BL36CHF 4'824'187
BS30CHF 4'871'547
FR30CHF 3'412'975
GE89CHF 12'427'701
GL1CHF 500'000
GR14CHF 1'025'970
JU3CHF 181'000
LU38CHF 7'936'140
NE8CHF 1'186'590
NW7CHF 1'532'900
OW3CHF 490'355
SG39CHF 2'811'420
SH8CHF 1'242'000
SO22CHF 2'733'254
SZ30CHF 3'969'966
TG21CHF 2'639'000
TI122CHF 13'506'060
UR5CHF 219'640
VD123CHF 18'241'036
VS31CHF 2'788'552
ZG50CHF 10'133'978
ZH231CHF 30'869'988
Total1'119CHF 148'084'043

*Including criminal complaints filed by third parties of which the loan guarantee cooperatives are aware.

**The reported delinquency amount corresponds to the volume of credits at the time they were granted. No account is taken of whether losses have effectively been incurred.

Last updated: 22.09.2021

Closed cases after criminal complaint

The table below shows the closed cases following a criminal complaint of which the loan guarantee cooperatives are aware, either because they filed the criminal complaints themselves or because they have been informed about them by third parties. It is not complete with regard to criminal complaints of which the loan guarantee cooperatives have no knowledge. The statistics are updated on an ongoing basis.

Types of abuse
(all types according to the ordinance)
No criminal proceedings:
Non-prosecution
Criminal proceedings closed
InnocentReparationGuilty
NumberNumberDelinquency amount*NumberDelinquency amount*
Multiple applications (Art. 3, para. 1)033CHF 472'40015CHF 1'400'911
Date of foundation (Art. 3, para. 1, a.)02003CHF 99'100
In bankruptcy, estate or liquidation (Art. 3, para. 1, b.)121CHF 20'0002CHF 60'000
Sales information (Art. 7, para. 1)358CHF 661'05510CHF 634'285
Support for other emergency regulations (Art. 3, para. 1, d.)000000
Use of credit in general and replacement investments (Art. 6, para. 1 und 2)1102733CHF 3'492'42658CHF 4'061'744
Use of credit dividends, refinancing, etc. (Art. 6, para. 3)2021CHF 240'0001CHF 120'000
Others1710CHF 1'377'87512CHF 606'774
Total154856CHF 6'263'756101CHF 6'982'814

*The reported delinquency amount corresponds to the volume of credits at the time they were granted. No account is taken of whether losses have effectively been incurred.

1 As of the commencement of the Covid-19-Solidarbürgschaftsgesetz (Covid-19-SBüG) (in German) on December 19, 2020, the prohibition to carry out new investments in fixed assets that are not replacement investments has been lifted (cf. Art. 27 para. 2 Covid-19-SBüG).

2 As of the commencement of the Covid-19-SBüG on December 19, 2020, already the decision on the payment of dividends is unlawful (cf. Art. 2 para. 2 lit. a Covid-19-SBüG and Official Bulletin: AB 2020 N 2040 of October 30, 2020, and AB 2020 S 1314 f. of December 10, 2020).

Last updated: 22.09.2021

Banks: Participation list, documents and information

Here is a list of the 125 banks that have granted Covid-19 loans.

Bank-specific documents:

Bank-specific information:

Parliamentary initiatives

The following table shows the parliamentary initiatives related to the Covid-19 bridging credits program.

Type of initiativeSubmitted byDate of submissionTitle of the initiative (only in French)
Question for Question TimeMr. Samuel Bendahan (SP)15.09.2021Quelles mesures seront prises pour combattre les difficultés du secteur de la Restauration à rembourser les prêts COVID ? (21.7774)
PostulateMr. Hans-Peter Portmann (FDP)09.06.2021Entreprises et particuliers se déclarant en faillite pour contourner l’obligation de rembourser un crédit COVID-19 (21.3666)
Question for Question TimeMrs. Daniela Schneeberger (FDP)09.06.2021Préciser l’art. 2, al. 6, de la loi sur les cautionnements solidaires liés au COVID-19 (21.7556)
Question for Question TimeMrs. Doris Fiala (FDP)08.06.2021La loi sur les cautionnements solidaires liés au COVID-19 ne doit pas être une entrave aux restructurations (21.7545)
Question for Question TimeMrs. Daniela Schneeberger (FDP)02.06.2021Loi sur les cautionnements solidaires liés au COVID-19. Garantir la sécurité du droit pour les restructurations (21.7484)

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