Which bank do you use?

Which bank do you use?

  • Neon

    Votes: 18 34.6%
  • Migros Bank

    Votes: 6 11.5%
  • A cantonal bank

    Votes: 13 25.0%
  • Raiffeisen

    Votes: 4 7.7%
  • UBS / CS

    Votes: 24 46.2%
  • Yuh

    Votes: 10 19.2%
  • A private bank

    Votes: 4 7.7%
  • Another bank

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    52
I have not yet looked at it in detail, but at first sight, it looks good. There are some conditions to this account, but they are not that difficult to meet. One small disadvantage would be that you would pay more for transfers in foreign currencies (not with the card, actual bank transfers). But few people use that. Another disadvantage is that you can't get any interest rate, but it may not matter to everybody.
 
This sounds really interesting, a true alternative to Neon.
Indeed. But I am still surprised that they are offering the interbank exchange rate. Even Revolut stopped offering that rate. They would be the only one available with this rate, which would be great.
 
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Right now I am using Radicant as my salary, bills and emergency fund account. I really love the direction they're going right now, they have the highest interest on cash right now (1.25%), they have no FX fees (they use the interbank rate, no markup at all), and I like what they're doing in Kenya. I really hope they'll be able to grow and soon add more key features like sub accounts or push notifications for payments.

I also use Revolut, because it is the single best banking app if you want to track your expenses, their budget planner, their categories, everything works so well . It's the only reason I use them as my daily bank, for spending. I really hope a Swiss bank would offer something like this... (though I would still keep Revolut, because the virtual or single use cards are a good thing to have just in case).

I also have an account with Neon, but I don't really use it anymore because they don't have their own Twint (there have been instances where people send me money on UBS Twint and I only get it the day after on my Neon account...), the app is laggy (sometimes withdrawing money from Spaces fail), the app takes a few seconds too long to open compared to the others. Also they sent a lot of emails these last few months regarding their investment offers, they seem desperate for people to use them for investing... I keep them only in case Radicant were to fail like Flowbank.
 
Thanks for sharing @Lelouch !

Radicant have really good accounts on paper indeed. The only thing bothering me is that they seem to be hemorrhaging money and I don't know how long will BLKB support their losses.
 
Thanks for sharing @Lelouch !

Radicant have really good accounts on paper indeed. The only thing bothering me is that they seem to be hemorrhaging money and I don't know how long will BLKB support their losses.
Yeah that's why I keep my Neon account, BLKB has set end of 2026 as a goal for Radicant to break even, let's see if they can grow, it's not looking very good... They have launched a 3a earlier this week, and they're also planning a saving plan for September. I suppose it's something like Neon, but some news sources call it "save-back" so I wonder if it isn't a form of cash back (like the Swisscoin with Yuh) that is invested or a Round-Up system like they have with Revolut.

It's a shame Swiss Neo-banks seem to go all-in in the investment route, as that's what brings in the most money, and not take their time the way Revolut did, building and optimizing their app with great quality of life features (again the expenses tracker is excellent).
 
Right now I am using Radicant as my salary, bills and emergency fund account. I really love the direction they're going right now, they have the highest interest on cash right now (1.25%), they have no FX fees (they use the interbank rate, no markup at all), and I like what they're doing in Kenya. I really hope they'll be able to grow and soon add more key features like sub accounts or push notifications for payments.
I am using Neon so far. This post made me look at Radicant and read Baptiste's review of it. My comments below are more about the review, especially the comparison with Neon.

For a bank account, I see many advantages for Radicant when compared to Neon:
  • Higher interest
  • Lower fx fees on credit card
  • Their own Twint

In spite of these advantages, the review states "Radicant is not great if you want the cheapest bank account" and "As a bank account, it is not as attractive as other established bank accounts like Neon or Yuh." I do not understand these comments.
Of course I fully understand the "hemorrhaging money" aspect. So I would probably not recommend it long term. But this aspect is not mentioned in the review.
 
I am using Neon so far. This post made me look at Radicant and read Baptiste's review of it. My comments below are more about the review, especially the comparison with Neon.

For a bank account, I see many advantages for Radicant when compared to Neon:
  • Higher interest
  • Lower fx fees on credit card
  • Their own Twint

In spite of these advantages, the review states "Radicant is not great if you want the cheapest bank account" and "As a bank account, it is not as attractive as other established bank accounts like Neon or Yuh." I do not understand these comments.
Of course I fully understand the "hemorrhaging money" aspect. So I would probably not recommend it long term. But this aspect is not mentioned in the review.
My guess is the article hasn't been updated with the new features.
Up until March, Radicant had a 0.80% fee on foreign transactions. The interbank rate is a new feature by Radicant, started in April 2024 I believe.

It is indeed the best bank at the moment... on paper. But they are still missing some key features, like sub accounts and push notifications for card payments (it's a weird thing not to have). However, I think they're doing something great from a sustainability point of view, they also have good implementation of eBill (you can authorize payments from the app) and with the features you listed, I choose to use it as a main bank.
 
In spite of these advantages, the review states "Radicant is not great if you want the cheapest bank account" and "As a bank account, it is not as attractive as other established bank accounts like Neon or Yuh." I do not understand these comments.
Where do you see this? I have updated the article 10 days ago with the latest changes from Radicant and this phrase is not present anymore.

You may be hitting a cached version of the article on your computer. You can do a hard refresh. And I will try to reduce the caching for the articles since I update them often.

The current version says:

Overall, both Radicant and Neon are great as bank accounts. They both have advantages and disadvantages and will offer a nice bank account.
 
Where do you see this? I have updated the article 10 days ago with the latest changes from Radicant and this phrase is not present anymore.
Just checked again with different browsers and different OS. I still see the two phrases. The article seems to be up to date ("Updated: 04 July 2024").

I also see this phrase: "Overall, both Radicant and Neon are great as bank accounts. They both have advantages and disadvantages and will offer a nice bank account.". So you might have added the new phrase but not removed the old ones.
 
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