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Foreign Exchange Guide to Liechtenstein

Read this currency guide to Liechtenstein with HKD money transfer and travel tips.   [HKD/CHF=0.1247]

 
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 HKD to 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 HKD 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.

   

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!

 

HKD to CHF International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee HKDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
6,075 CHF0.12150 for BER users (normally $15)2.57%
DBS Bank logo
6,008.99 CHF0.1203503.62%
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo
5,944 CHF0.1190554.66%
HSBC logo
5,925.5 CHF0.1187$804.96%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
5,898.58 CHF0.118125.4%
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer HKD→CHF
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.1215 (2.57% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:6,075 CHF
Total Cost:2.57%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Aug 17 2019 00:16:20 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

DBS Bank logoDBS Bank

DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer HKD→CHF
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:50
Exchange Rate:0.1203 (3.53% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:6,008.99 CHF
Total Cost:3.62%
Difference:
66 CHF less than using OFX
Time:1:12 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer HKD→CHF
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:55
Exchange Rate:0.1193 (4.33% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:5,944 CHF
Total Cost:4.66%
Difference:
131 CHF less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer HKD→CHF
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:$80 HKD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.1187 (4.81% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:5,925.5 CHF
Total Cost:4.96%
Difference:
149 CHF less than using OFX
Time:1:12 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer HKD→CHF
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:0.1180 (5.37% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:5,898.58 CHF
Total Cost:5.4%
Difference:
176 CHF less than using OFX
Time:1:12 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/17/2019 - See full table
 

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

PeriodCHF/USDDate
1 Day1.029411 Aug 2019
1 Week1.030405 Aug 2019
1 Month1.016513 Jul 2019
6 Months0.991213 Feb 2019
1 Year1.005512 Aug 2018
5 Years1.101813 Aug 2014
10 Years0.933314 Aug 2009

CHF/EUR - Swiss Franc to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodCHF/EURDate
1 Day0.918411 Aug 2019
1 Week0.916505 Aug 2019
1 Month0.901013 Jul 2019
6 Months0.879813 Feb 2019
1 Year0.882512 Aug 2018
5 Years0.824413 Aug 2014
10 Years0.656914 Aug 2009

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

PeriodCHF/GBPDate
1 Day0.856211 Aug 2019
1 Week0.847605 Aug 2019
1 Month0.808513 Jul 2019
6 Months0.771013 Feb 2019
1 Year0.788012 Aug 2018
5 Years0.660113 Aug 2014
10 Years0.564114 Aug 2009

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

PeriodCHF/AUDDate
1 Day1.518811 Aug 2019
1 Week1.523805 Aug 2019
1 Month1.447813 Jul 2019
6 Months1.397713 Feb 2019
1 Year1.379812 Aug 2018
5 Years1.184113 Aug 2014
10 Years1.117514 Aug 2009

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