Swiss Cantonal Banks Work for the Government
Dear reader, if you bank with a cantonal bank, they are cowboys
They are in fact agents of the state, and will freeze your money on a whim. I mean, not officially FREEZE, but just tie you in knots with paperwork and bureaucracy
Banque Cantonal de Valais refuses to give me my money.
So, I called UBS in Geneva. They said "Ok, no problem, we will write to them to initiate the transfer of your money to us. They cannot refuse that."
UPDATE : 27.06.2016
After I put this web page up, and of course sent a link to the bank, BCVS have agreed to initiate the transfer.
DEAL WITH A PROPER BANK IN SWITZERLAND
CANTONAL BANKS ARE A JOKE