Three new FAQs regarding the QR code
The current forms of the payment slip will be replaced by the QR code and thus disappear. Will it only be possible to pay with the QR code in the future?
All information needed for the payment is also still legible with the naked eye. And it will continue to be possible to submit physical payment instructions via banks or to make inpayments at post office counters.
The banks are setting a face pace. How is it being assured that companies will be involved on time and will be ready?
The financial institutions are supporting their customers during the migration and have worked closely together with the software industry for several years to ensure that updates will be available on time. Numerous ERP software providers have already launched software modules and are actively committed to the on time and successful migration.
Will people without technical skills by disadvantaged with the introduction of the QR code?
The QR code has been used in Switzerland by companies from diverse sectors for many years already. The QR code reader can be easily installed on all smartphones. 80% of the Swiss population owns a smartphone, 60% in the 50 to 74-year-old age group. Those who do not have a smartphone or do not want to use it for payments, can continue to enter payment instructions in their e-banking system by hand or pay bills by mail or at the post office counter.