Paying QR bills

QR bills have been in circulation in Switzerland since 30 June 2020. We have updated the payment systems in BCV-net and BCV Mobile to make it easier for you to process both QR bills and the red (BV) and orange (BVR) payment slips that will be in use until 30 September 2022. We will keep you informed of any changes or measures you need to take if you use other types of payments.

What has changed?

  • All payment details are contained in the QR code on the bill
  • You can use your smartphone or a scanner to read the QR code
  • All account numbers will be in IBAN format

What are the advantages?

  • All payment information is not just contained in the QR code, but also printed on the payment slip, so you can read it even without a scanner
  • The black-and-white contrast has been improved, making the bills easier to read
  • Scanning a QR code is simple – it's a quick, straightforward way to pay bills online with no chance of making a mistake
  • The features for making other types of payments (like BCV-Top and standing orders) are still available


What should you do to get ready?

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If you pay bills on BCV-net

  • Simply use the new QR billing screens

If you scan bills in BCV Mobile

  • You can scan both QR bills and payment slips with the BCV Mobile app


If you use eBill

  • You don’t need to do anything – this payment method won’t change


If you use bill-payment software

  • Your software needs to be up to date in order to process the payment details contained in QR bills 


If you scan bills using a code scanner

  • Just make sure your scanner can read QR codes as well as the reference information on existing payment slips.

If you use BCV Top

  • Simply attach the new QR slips to your payment orders

If you use standing orders

  • Update your existing standing orders as and when you receive the QR bills for those payments


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