As part of the payment transaction harmonisation process in Switzerland, the red and orange payment slips are being replaced by the QR-bill with effect from 30 June 2020.

The benefits of the qr-bill

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For bill recipients
For billers

What is changing?

The QR-bill is replacing the existing payment slips. A QR code in the payment part – marked with a Swiss cross at the centre – now contains all payment-related information. The IBAN and QR-IBAN replace the account number. The QR-IBAN will be communicated to the corresponding customers at the beginning of 2020.


The QR-bill is suitable for all payment types (including eBill) and supports billing in CHF and EUR.



There are three types of QR-bill:

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Swiss standard
International standard
Simple payment

What needs to be done?

There are currently no changes for private persons. There is no need for you to take any further action. For companies, please note the following: the QR-bill will be introduced throughout Switzerland from 30 June 2020. There is a transitional period until the end of 2022 during which the old payment slips and the new QR-bill can be used.


However, every company that needs to make payments will need to be able to pay its QR-bills with all data elements with effect from 30 June 2020. Companies that issue invoices with payment slips will need to switch their printing templates over accordingly and make sure that their billing system is able to generate the QR codes.


> Flyer: Introduction of the QR-bill in companies


The need to make such adjustments depends on their hardware and software infrastructure. Check technical adjustments in good time and contact your software partner, so that you are ready to

pay QR-bills using automated software on 30 June 2020.


With effect from 30 June 2020, it will be possible to capture both red and orange payment slips and QR-bills in Bank CIC’s eLounge.

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As an bill recipient
As a biller