Liechtenstein - Swiss Franc - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Liechtenstein and the Swiss Franc (CHF)


USD/CHF 90-day view

USDCHF at 0.8966 is 1.7% below its 90-DAY average, range 0.8966-0.929.
đź”” USDCHF is DOWN 1.4% TODAY and at 90-DAY LOWS.
Alerts:1-DAYâ–Ľ1.4% | 90-DAY LOWS |
Recent USD to CHF 90-day trend

General Currency Info - Swiss Franc

Contributing to roughly 5% of the foreign exchange market daily turnover, the Swiss franc (ISO: CHF) is the world’s seventh most traded currency.

The Swiss franc is traditionally considered Europe’s safe haven currency due to factors including Switzerland’s traditional position as a politically neutral country, its reputation for stability, impressive financial system, historically low inflation and its ability to consistently run a trade surplus. For this reason, the franc is likely to increase in value during periods of economic uncertainty or when global geopolitical risk is elevated, or during bouts of high market volatility.

To prevent unwanted currency appreciation, between September 2011 and January 2015 the franc’s value was pegged to the euro at a rate of Fr. 1.2. When Switzerland’s central bank unexpectedly abandoned the peg in 2015 it caused significant market turmoil.

Since 1995, against the world’s reserve currency, the US dollar, the Swiss franc’s lowest valuation came in October 2000 when CHF/USD traded at just 0.5465. Its post-1995 high came in August 2011 at 1.4152.


CHF News, Forecasts and Trends

The Swiss National Bank continues to reaffirm its commitment to an ultra-loose monetary policy, which includes negative interest rates and a willingness to intervene in FX markets, as part of an effort to spark inflation in the economy.

Get more details in the article Swiss Franc Forecasts.

The above interactive chart shows the USD to CHF exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

US Dollar to Swiss Franc - Historical Rates

24 Nov 2020
1.2% â–Ľ1 Week
01 Nov 2020
1.9% â–Ľ30 Days
02 Sep 2020
1.3% â–Ľ90 Days
02 Dec 2019
9.3% â–Ľ1 Year
03 Dec 2015
10% â–Ľ5 Years
04 Dec 2010
8.5% â–Ľ10 Years

USD/CHF 10 year historic rates & change to 01-Dec-2020 : 0.8996


U$10,000 USD
Fr8,959 CHF

Converted at USD/CHF interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

US Dollar to Swiss Franc - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 Fr 0.8959
U$ 5 Fr 4.4795
U$ 10 Fr 8.9590
U$ 20 Fr 17.92
U$ 50 Fr 44.80
U$ 100 Fr 89.59
U$ 250 Fr 223.98
U$ 500 Fr 447.95
U$ 1,000 Fr 895.90
U$ 2,000 Fr 1,792
U$ 5,000 Fr 4,480
U$ 10,000 Fr 8,959
U$ 50,000 Fr 44,795
U$ 100,000 Fr 89,590
More amounts
U$ 1.1162 Fr 1
U$ 5.5810 Fr 5
U$ 11.16 Fr 10
U$ 22.32 Fr 20
U$ 55.81 Fr 50
U$ 111.62 Fr 100
U$ 279.05 Fr 250
U$ 558.10 Fr 500
U$ 1,116 Fr 1,000
U$ 2,232 Fr 2,000
U$ 5,581 Fr 5,000
U$ 11,162 Fr 10,000
U$ 55,810 Fr 50,000
U$ 111,620 Fr 100,000
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Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Liechtenstein?

The domestic currency in Liechtenstein is the Swiss Franc.

What is the Swiss Franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Swiss Franc is CHF — symbol is Fr.

Which countries use the Swiss Franc?

It is the domestic currency in    Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Is the Swiss Franc a closed currency?

No, the Swiss Franc is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Liechtenstein

Travel money for Liechtenstein

Save money and time by Ordering your Swiss Franc online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the CHF cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Swiss Franc otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Send Money to Liechtenstein - Best Rates

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Liechtenstein you need to start with finding out the latest Swiss Franc exchange rate for foreign transfers also called International Money Transfers (IMTs), which can be very different to the wholesale rate and also to currency exchange rates.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Liechtenstein

When sending money to Liechtenstein it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Swiss Franc amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted CHF amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Liechtenstein.

Use the above Send to Swiss Franc calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Swiss Franc deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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