Today FINMA is launching a new website. In addition to a new design and new technical innovations, the entire content of the website has been overhauled. While the section “FINMA Public” provides information for the public, supervised institutions and media workers will benefit from new design features such as the personal news subscription and document download list.
FINMA’s former website had been in existence since the supervisory authority was set up on 1 January 2009. Its content, technical features and user interface no longer conformed with today’s standards.
New structure, texts and visual design
The new website is structured in line with FINMA’s three core activities - authorisation, supervision and enforcement. The “Documentation” section includes statutory regulations, FINMA circulars and other publications issued by the authority, while the “FINMA” tab leads users to a wealth of information ranging from FINMA’s organisation to auditing, national and international cooperation.
The newly designed section “FINMA Public” contains a vast amount of information, such as frequently asked questions, basic business rules to observe and public warnings, especially for individual users. Great importance was attached to enhancing the clarity and readability of the online texts. The new website’s graphic design is similar to that of the annual reports published by FINMA with their full-size images that are changed annually.
New innovations: personal download list, news subscription and news about updated documentation
Enhanced subscription features further complement FINMA’s new website. In the MyFINMA section, users can create their own personal download list to access documents of interest to them by setting up a permanent personal account and selecting their preferences. They will then receive automated emails informing them about recently published and updated documents.
Accessible from computers and mobile devices
Regardless of the device used (computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones), the website has also been optimised for mobile use to provide access to all published texts and documentation. Users with special needs will also not fall short when it comes to using the website.
Following the tender in summer 2014, FINMA worked closely with Firma Namics AG in St Gallen to create the website. Eyekon, a design agency in Zurich, devised the concept for the website’s structure, navigation and design, while diff. Marke & Kommunikation GmbH, a communications agency in Bern, assisted with the editing of the web content.