Swiss banking giant UBS is reportedly on the verge of acquiring its rival Credit Suisse, a move that aims to stabilize the country’s banking sector and restore confidence among global investors. Regulators have expressed willingness to bypass standard shareholder voting procedures to accelerate the acquisition process.
Credit Suisse has been grappling with significant financial setbacks, experiencing daily outflows of up to $10 billion. If left unaddressed, the bank may face insolvency within the next week. Both UBS and Credit Suisse are considered systemically important banks in Switzerland and internationally, meaning that a potential merger could necessitate additional regulatory oversight and capital requirements.