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Foreign Exchange Guide to Liechtenstein

This currency guide to Liechtenstein helps you choose the best way to save money on CHF transfers and travel money.    [USD/CHF=0.9947]

 
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 sending 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:

USD/CHF is trading above the 90 day average 0.987 with a range from LOW 0.9693 to HIGH 0.9989. There are currently no alerts.

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
Fr931.30
Compare
0.931306.39%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
Fr921.98
Fr9.32 less
0.9313U$107.33%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Fr912.67
Fr19 less
0.9313U$208.27%
Travelex Online US logo
Fr898.20
Fr33 less
0.89820^9.72%
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.9313 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr931.30
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:18:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8705 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr921.98
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.9313 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr912.67
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:18:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online US logo

Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.8982 (9.72% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr898.20
Total Cost:9.72%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 18:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - 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
XE logo
Fr9,825
Best Overall
0.982501.25%
OFX logo
Fr9,774
Fr51 less
0.97740^1.76%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Fr9,561.76
Fr263 less
0.9579183.89%
HSBC logo
Fr9,554.65
Fr270 less
0.9569U$153.96%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
Fr9,496
Fr329 less
0.9552154.55%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
Fr9,434.7
Fr390 less
0.953U$1005.17%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
Fr9,434.7
Fr390 less
0.953U$1005.17%
 

XE logo

XE: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.9825 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,825
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.9774 (1.76% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,774
Total Cost:1.76%
Difference:
Fr51 CHF less than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 17:02:37 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.9579 (3.72% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,561.76
Total Cost:3.89%
Difference:
Fr263 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.9569 (3.82% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,554.65
Total Cost:3.96%
Difference:
Fr270 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.9510 (4.41% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,496
Total Cost:4.55%
Difference:
Fr329 CHF less than using XE
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logo

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9530 (4.21% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,434.7
Total Cost:5.17%
Difference:
Fr390 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9530 (4.21% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,434.7
Total Cost:5.17%
Difference:
Fr390 CHF less than using XE
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - See full table
 

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

PeriodCHF/USDDate
1 Day1.001813 Oct 2019
7 Day1.005107 Oct 2019
30 Day1.010114 Sep 2019
3 Month1.012116 Jul 2019
1 Year1.009214 Oct 2018
5 Year1.059915 Oct 2014
10 Year0.980916 Oct 2009

CHF/EUR - Swiss Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodCHF/EURDate
1 Day0.908413 Oct 2019
7 Day0.916007 Oct 2019
30 Day0.907614 Sep 2019
3 Month0.902716 Jul 2019
1 Year0.873814 Oct 2018
5 Year0.826715 Oct 2014
10 Year0.658916 Oct 2009

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

PeriodCHF/GBPDate
1 Day0.794113 Oct 2019
7 Day0.818007 Oct 2019
30 Day0.807714 Sep 2019
3 Month0.815516 Jul 2019
1 Year0.770214 Oct 2018
5 Year0.662515 Oct 2014
10 Year0.600516 Oct 2009

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

PeriodCHF/AUDDate
1 Day1.473913 Oct 2019
7 Day1.492907 Oct 2019
30 Day1.468814 Sep 2019
3 Month1.442616 Jul 2019
1 Year1.420114 Oct 2018
5 Year1.203915 Oct 2014
10 Year1.070116 Oct 2009

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