X-Message-Number: 12166
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 11:50:01
From: "Henry R. Hirsch" <>
Subject: Swiss banks

				July 21, 1999

Swiss banks may provide an answer to a very practical question often asked
by cryonicists: What will I do for money when I am reanimated? A bank
account in Switzerland may be all that is needed. Interest rates are low,
but the banking institutions and the Swiss currency are the most stable in
the world. Currently if you convert your money to Swiss francs, there is no
escheatment on dormant accounts. The Swiss government won't seize the funds
no matter how long they remain on deposit. There are now discussions going
on in Switzerland about the passage of a new act regarding escheatment for
dormant assets, but the concerned groups still do not agree about the
conditions. My guess is that nothing will come of it. If I get more
information, I will post it on the cryonet.
Henry R. Hirsch                      
Department of Physiology                   Phone: (606)323-5438
MS508 Chandler Medical Center              Fax:   (606)323-1070
University of Kentucky                     E-Mail: 
Lexington, KY 40536-0298

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