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Foreign Exchange Guide to Liechtenstein

Read this currency guide to Liechtenstein with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/CHF=0.9836]

 
Liechtenstein
Country Code:
LI
Domestic Currency:
Swiss Franc
Symbol - Code:
Fr CHF
Telephone Prefix:
+423

This is a foreign exchange guide to Liechtenstein, the Swiss Franc currency plus CHF transfers and travel tips.


In this Liechtenstein currency guide we take a look at :

  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


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.

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.


Swiss Franc (CHF) in the markets

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.

The SNB will be unhappy, therefore, with the franc’s strength in May.

Between April-23 and May-24 (the day of this report), the franc was the best performing G10 currency; it gained 2.2 percent against the euro, taking EUR/CHF back towards Fr1.12 and close to long-term lows (franc highs).

May’s strength reflected worsening sentiment towards the global economy, driven by a significant escalation in US-China trade tensions. As a safe haven, the franc typically gains value during tough times and sinks when investors gain confidence.

The interactive chart below shows the USD to CHF exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

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.

 
Travel Money ProvidersAmount CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
923.60 CHF
Compare
0.923606.4%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
914.37 CHF
9.23 CHF
0.9236$107.33%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
905.13 CHF
18 CHF
0.9236$208.27%
Travelex Online US logo
884.60 CHF
39 CHF
0.88460^10.35%
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.9236 (6.4% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:923.60 CHF
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:12:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8634 (12.5% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:914.37 CHF
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.9236 (6.4% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:905.13 CHF
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:12:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.8846 (10.35% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:884.60 CHF
Total Cost:10.35%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Aug 23 2019 10:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/23/2019 - See full table
 

Liechtenstein Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare CHF travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Liechtenstein
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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).


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 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!

 

USD to CHF International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
9,697 CHF
Best Overall
0.96970^1.72%
XE logo
9,744 CHF
47 CHF
0.974401.25%
TransferWise logo
9,806.73 CHF
110 CHF
0.9857$510.61%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
9,485.89 CHF
211 CHF
0.9503183.86%
HSBC logo
9,478.76 CHF
218 CHF
0.9493$153.93%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
9,421 CHF
276 CHF
0.9477154.52%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
9,360.45 CHF
337 CHF
0.9455$1005.13%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
9,360.45 CHF
337 CHF
0.9455$1005.13%
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.9697 (1.72% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,697 CHF
Total Cost:1.72%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Aug 23 2019 10:02:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.9744 (1.25% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,744 CHF
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
47 CHF more than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:0.9857 (0.1% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,806.73 CHF
Total Cost:0.61%
Difference:
110 CHF more than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.9503 (3.69% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,485.89 CHF
Total Cost:3.86%
Difference:
211 CHF less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.9493 (3.79% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,478.76 CHF
Total Cost:3.93%
Difference:
218 CHF less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.9435 (4.38% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,421 CHF
Total Cost:4.52%
Difference:
276 CHF less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logoBank of America

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9455 (4.18% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,360.45 CHF
Total Cost:5.13%
Difference:
337 CHF less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9455 (4.18% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,360.45 CHF
Total Cost:5.13%
Difference:
337 CHF less than using OFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/23/2019 - See full table
 

CHF/USD - Swiss Franc to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodCHF/USDDate
1 Day1.021018 Aug 2019
1 Week1.031712 Aug 2019
1 Month1.018620 Jul 2019
6 Months0.999720 Feb 2019
1 Year1.004719 Aug 2018
5 Years1.096120 Aug 2014
10 Years0.944821 Aug 2009

CHF/EUR - Swiss Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodCHF/EURDate
1 Day0.920518 Aug 2019
1 Week0.919912 Aug 2019
1 Month0.907220 Jul 2019
6 Months0.881120 Feb 2019
1 Year0.878419 Aug 2018
5 Years0.826720 Aug 2014
10 Years0.659421 Aug 2009

CHF/GBP - Swiss Franc to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodCHF/GBPDate
1 Day0.839818 Aug 2019
1 Week0.854212 Aug 2019
1 Month0.814720 Jul 2019
6 Months0.766420 Feb 2019
1 Year0.788219 Aug 2018
5 Years0.660420 Aug 2014
10 Years0.572021 Aug 2009

CHF/AUD - Swiss Franc to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodCHF/AUDDate
1 Day1.504618 Aug 2019
1 Week1.527212 Aug 2019
1 Month1.446620 Jul 2019
6 Months1.394520 Feb 2019
1 Year1.374719 Aug 2018
5 Years1.180520 Aug 2014
10 Years1.132621 Aug 2009

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