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Foreign Exchange Guide to Liechtenstein

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The domestic currency in Liechtenstein is the Swiss franc with currency code CHF. Read this foreign exchange guide to Liechtenstein and the Swiss franc with money transfer and travel tips plus Swiss franc exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Swiss franc info - general info about the Swiss franc
  2. Swiss franc in the markets - recent CHF moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Liechtenstein - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Swiss franc cash online - travel money for Liechtenstein
  5. Sending money to Liechtenstein - save on Swiss franc bank transfers to Liechtenstein
  6. Swiss franc exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Swiss franc (CHF) general currency information

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.

What is the Swiss franc currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Swiss franc is CHF and the symbol is Fr.

Which countries use the Swiss franc?

It is the domestic currency in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Swiss franc (CHF) in the markets

In March and April, the franc depreciated steadily; it weakened to 1.20 versus the euro – a three-year low and the symbolic rate at which it was capped prior to 2015’s “Francogeddon” – and it slid beyond parity with the US dollar for the first time since November ’17. General weakness in the franc was largely a result of the perennial dovishness of the SNB.

In the six-week period to the middle of June, the franc recovered well against the euro, forcing EUR/CHF into the 1.15s, and gained marginally against the strong dollar to levels slightly below parity (0.997).

In mid-June, an analyst at J.P. Morgan revised upwards his expectations for the franc, saying: "The very impulsive sell-off [in EUR/CHF] from this year's high at 1.2 is clear testimony that we are most likely dealing with a much broader move to 1.062." It should be noted, however, that J.P. Morgan’s official forecasts show EUR/CHF stabilizing around 1.16 throughout the rest of the year.

The interactive chart below shows the CHF to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

CHF-USD 3 Month chart
CHF-USD 3 Month chart
CHF currency converter

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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.

Travel Money Exchange Rates Compared

Buying CHF Cash with USD 1,000

Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Fr911.40 CHF (7.79%)
Free Home Delivery when you Buy Online Travel Money & Cards with $0 commission and great exchange rates only available from Travelex Online. Zero cost for Home Delivery or pickup your foreign cash at your local Travelex store or at the airport on departure day. * Home deliveries can only be made to the registered billing address of your chosen payment method.
Price Details
Receive: Fr911.40 CHF
Exchange Rate: 0.9114
(Inverse 1CHF=USD 1.0972)
Fees: USD 0
Total Cost : 7.79% (from mid-rate: 0.9884)
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate USD/CHF=0.9114 and inclusive of the fee of USD 0.
Rate timestamp : Sat Jun 23 2018 23:00:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Bank Rates - Average
Fr856.15 CHF (13.38%)
This is the average USD to CHF Buy Foreign Cash exchange rate from multiple banks, exchange kiosks and post-offices, available over the counter and via the internet.

Price Details
Receive: Fr856.15 CHF
Exchange Rate: 0.8648
(Inverse 1CHF=USD 1.1563)
Fees: USD 10 (1%)
Total Cost : 13.38% (from mid-rate: 0.9884)
Receive CHF Fr55 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate USD/CHF=0.8648 and inclusive of the fee of USD 10 (1%).

Sending money to Liechtenstein

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 foreign-transfer exchange rate.

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 here).

Getting a better deal when sending money 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 our Send to CHF 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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Compare Foreign Transfers

Sending USD 10,000 to CHF

OFX logo OFX (prev. USForex)
Fr9753.00 CHF (1.33%)
Book & track your foreign transfers online (24/7) with industry best rates for all your deals - not just the first one! Lock in exchange rates with Spot & Forward Deals. BestExchangeRates users get the transfer fees waived.
Price Details
Receive: Fr9753.00 CHF
Exchange Rate: 0.9753
(Inverse 1CHF=USD 1.0253)
Fees: USD 0
Total Cost : 1.33% (from mid-rate: 0.9884)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate USD/CHF=0.9753 and inclusive of the fee of USD 0.
Rate timestamp : Sat Jun 23 2018 23:03:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Bank Rates - Average
Fr9446.81 CHF (4.42%)
This is the average USD to CHF International Transfer exchange rate and fees from multiple banks for FX rates available over the counter and also via Internet Banking.

Price Details
Receive: Fr9446.81 CHF
Exchange Rate: 0.9461
(Inverse 1CHF=USD 1.0570)
Fees: USD 15
Total Cost : 4.42% (from mid-rate: 0.9884)
Receive CHF Fr306 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate USD/CHF=0.9461 and inclusive of the fee of USD 15.

Swiss franc - exchange rates - live and historic

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CHF/USD - Swiss franc to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20181.01541 Week
18 May 20181.00161 Month
19 Dec 20171.01466 Months
17 Jun 20171.02681 Year
17 Jun 20161.04112 Years
18 Jun 20131.08625 Years
19 Jun 20080.955910 Years

CHF/EUR - Swiss franc to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.86171 Week
18 May 20180.84951 Month
19 Dec 20170.85716 Months
17 Jun 20170.91711 Year
17 Jun 20160.92332 Years
18 Jun 20130.81115 Years
19 Jun 20080.616910 Years

CHF/GBP - Swiss franc to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.75701 Week
18 May 20180.74361 Month
19 Dec 20170.75806 Months
17 Jun 20170.80371 Year
17 Jun 20160.72512 Years
18 Jun 20130.69435 Years
19 Jun 20080.484810 Years

CHF/JPY - Swiss franc to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 2018111.14231 Week
18 May 2018110.97651 Month
19 Dec 2017114.65816 Months
17 Jun 2017113.84231 Year
17 Jun 2016108.54372 Years
18 Jun 2013103.46955 Years
19 Jun 2008103.129010 Years

CHF/AUD - Swiss franc to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20181.33581 Week
18 May 20181.33351 Month
19 Dec 20171.32606 Months
17 Jun 20171.34711 Year
17 Jun 20161.40772 Years
18 Jun 20131.14615 Years
19 Jun 20081.006710 Years

CHF/CAD - Swiss franc to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20181.31681 Week
18 May 20181.29131 Month
19 Dec 20171.30686 Months
17 Jun 20171.35681 Year
17 Jun 20161.34392 Years
18 Jun 20131.10825 Years
19 Jun 20080.969610 Years