Click on the sectors below to examine WIR’s market penetration, the number and identity of all participants. 

The Swiss economy, and population, is equal to the State of Virginia.

Switzerland's WIR Trade System a Division of the WIR Bank

A Private Economic, Finance, Credit and Monetary System.

WIR is a Trade System that issues and manages a private form of money, the WIR Franc, used, in combination with Swiss Francs, by a network of Swiss companies to conduct business with each other. 

  • Operates exclusively in Switzerland and issues and manages the world’s most successful private, asset-backed, complementary trade currency, the ​ WIR Franc.
  • Transactions are processed by 400 employees, from seven regional offices. 

  • Has 60,080 participating companies.
  • Generates 6.5 billion dollars in transactions.
  • Has 1.3 billion in extended credit to members.
  • Generates large annual profits.
  • Its stock trades in the $400.00 range  (Bern Exchange)

Switzerland's WIR Trade System - Overview

The WIR website is published in Italian, French and German.

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The WIR System admits only qualified companies. Members use dual-currency transactions, Swiss Francs and WIR Francs, to conduct business, without discounting their product or services. The System's 60,000 members generate over 6 billion dollars in volume. WIR also operates as a lender, extending secured credit, in WIR Francs, to its members.

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