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Credit Suisse is increasing its bonuses for the Swiss women’s national football teams and supporting the SFV’s bid for Euro 2025

Credit Suisse sets an example regarding equal opportunities and boosts its commitment to women’s football


As the main sponsor of the Swiss Football Association (SFV), Credit Suisse is now paying the same bonuses to the women’s and men’s national football teams. In addition, the bank will be the main partner of the SFV’s bid for UEFA Women’s EURO 2025, thereby showing its support for holding a women’s European Championship in Switzerland.

Following Credit Suisse’s recent announcement that it would be expanding its commitment to women’s football as a new partner of the AXA Women’s Super League and the AXA Women’s Cup through two new partnerships at league level, its commitment to the women’s national team is now also being strengthened: With immediate effect, all women’s national teams will receive exactly the same bonuses from Credit Suisse as the men. This applies to bonus payments that are made for qualifying for the finals of tournaments, for example, or for success at tournaments such as the World Cup. The bonuses will be paid directly to the players.

Furthermore, Credit Suisse is now the main partner of the SFV’s bid for UEFA Women’s EURO 2025. By supporting this bid, Credit Suisse is strengthening its long-term commitment in the area of women’s football, as well as its close collaboration with the SFV. The common goal is to strengthen the long-term growth of women’s football by holding the women’s European Championship in Switzerland, and to host the finals of a European football tournament in Switzerland for the first time since 2008.

André Helfenstein, CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.: “Equal bonuses for women’s and men’s teams reflect the fact that outstanding performances should be rewarded regardless of gender. We are pleased that we, as Credit Suisse, can contribute to equal opportunities in this way and, as a bank, we are actively involved in this area well beyond sport. Moreover, we are convinced that a successful candidacy for a European Championship in our own country will spur on the development of women’s football and the idea of equal rights in Switzerland in equal measure.”

Dominique Blanc, President of the SFV: “The fact that our long-standing main partner Credit Suisse will be paying the same bonuses to women and men is a strong signal for women’s football, which we support and will continue to push forward with our own measures. The level of interest in the women’s European Championship 2022 in England is impressive and strengthens our view that we can also envisage such a boost for women’s football in Switzerland. By holding UEFA Women’s EURO 2025 at home, Swiss women’s football could scale new heights.”

Credit Suisse’s commitment to women’s football
As part of our partnership with the Swiss Football Association, Credit Suisse has also been supporting the Swiss women’s national team since 2008. Through its long-standing commitment, the bank is helping to improve conditions in football while facilitating outstanding performances at all levels, with one of the primary objectives being to promote young talent. As such, half of its sponsorship funds have been used to promote talented young football players since 1993. By supporting the Credit Suisse Cup, the bank is also committed to recreational sport: With over 5,600 teams and more than 60,000 children participating every year, the official schools’ football championship is the largest football tournament in Switzerland. Every year, close to 2,000 girls’ teams take part in the qualifying tournaments and the finals.

Beyond the women’s game, Credit Suisse has been supporting Swiss football in a variety of ways and at different levels for decades. The bank can look back on an almost 30-year partnership with the Swiss Football Association and is proud to be the main partner of all senior national teams in both men’s and women’s football and all junior teams. In addition, efootball tournaments have been held in collaboration with the SFV since 2020. As the main sponsor and eponym of the Credit Suisse Super League, the bank has been supporting the top football league in Swiss men’s football and every club in the league since 2021. Credit Suisse also holds the naming rights for the new football stadium in Zurich, the Credit Suisse Arena.

At Credit Suisse we are committed to driving change and recognizing the power of women. That’s why we have launched the long-term initiative “Change The Game” this summer to promote equal opportunities. You can find further information at

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