8-minute video by the RAI Italian Television Network
The WIR website is published in Italian, French and German.
Switzerland's WIR Trade System - Overview
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.
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.
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.