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Canadian Dollar to Swiss Franc exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

This resource page for the Canadian Dollar to Swiss Franc exchange rate, has news, forecasts and CAD to CHF comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. You can also check an exchange rate margin with our Exchange Rate Checker.

CAD/CHF Exchange Rates - How to Compare & Save

Exchange rates can vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for CAD/CHF International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 

CAD to CHF International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee CADTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
7,369 CHF
Best Overall
0.73690^1.99%
HSBC logo
7,214.16 CHF
155 CHF
0.7225C$154.05%
TD Canada Trust logo
7,160.67 CHF
208 CHF
0.7233C$1004.77%
Coast Capital Savings International Money Transfers
Coast Capital Savings logo
7,159.68 CHF
209 CHF
0.7232C$1004.78%
Banks - Average Rate
Coast Capital Savings logo Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo HSBC logo TD Canada Trust logo
7,153 CHF
216 CHF
0.7213154.86%
Scotiabank logo
7,152.75 CHF
216 CHF
0.7225C$1004.87%
Royal Bank of Canada logo
7,079.49 CHF
290 CHF
0.7151C$1005.85%
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.7369 (1.99% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:7,369 CHF
Total Cost:1.99%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Jul 19 2019 16:04:52 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:C$15 CAD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7225 (3.91% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:7,214.16 CHF
Total Cost:4.05%
Difference:
155 CHF less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

TD Canada Trust logoTD Canada Trust

TD Canada Trust: Foreign Transfer CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7233 (3.8% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:7,160.67 CHF
Total Cost:4.77%
Difference:
208 CHF less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Coast Capital Savings logoCoast Capital Savings

Coast Capital Savings: Foreign Transfer CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7232 (3.82% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:7,159.68 CHF
Total Cost:4.78%
Difference:
209 CHF less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.7143 (5% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:7,153 CHF
Total Cost:4.86%
Difference:
216 CHF less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Scotiabank logoScotiabank

Scotiabank: Foreign Transfer CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7225 (3.91% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:7,152.75 CHF
Total Cost:4.87%
Difference:
216 CHF less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Royal Bank of Canada logoRoyal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada: Foreign Transfer CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7151 (4.89% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:7,079.49 CHF
Total Cost:5.85%
Difference:
290 CHF less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 07/19/2019 - See full table

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money ProvidersAmount CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee CADTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online CA logo
725.60 CHF
Best Overall
0.7256$03.5%
Royal Bank of Canada logo
709.60 CHF
16 CHF
0.709605.63%
TD Canada Trust logo
702.40 CHF
23 CHF
0.702406.58%
Banks - Average Rate
Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo TD Canada Trust logo
700.57 CHF
25 CHF
0.7053C$106.83%
Scotiabank logo
689.72 CHF
36 CHF
0.7038C$208.27%
Travelex Online CA: Travel Money CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$1,000 CAD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.7256 (3.5% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:725.60 CHF
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:02 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Royal Bank of Canada logoRoyal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada: Travel Money CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$1,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.7096 (5.63% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:709.60 CHF
Total Cost:5.63%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

TD Canada Trust logoTD Canada Trust

TD Canada Trust: Travel Money CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$1,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.7024 (6.58% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:702.40 CHF
Total Cost:6.58%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$1,000 CAD
Fee:C$10 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6579 (12.5% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:700.57 CHF
Total Cost:6.83%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Scotiabank logoScotiabank

Scotiabank: Travel Money CAD→CHF
CAD amount:$1,000 CAD
Fee:C$20 CAD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.7038 (6.4% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:689.72 CHF
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 07/19/2019 - See full table

CAD to CHF interbank exchange rate = 0.7516

 
 

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CAD and CHF in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the CAD vs CHF, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

 

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

The Canadian dollar stormed ahead in the second half of June, rising to a 16-week high against the US dollar and to 8-month highs against the euro, pound, Australian and New Zealand dollars. Against the Aussie, a minimal additional increase would take CAD to a 9-year high.

Supporting the loonie was a 10 percent rise in the oil price (oil is among Canada’s most exported products but is volatile and can’t be relied upon), a large and welcome jump in inflation, and dovishness at major central banks of the world, including the Federal Reserve, ECB and RBA.

Any delay to Canadian ratification of the USMCA trade deal (already accepted by Mexico) is likely to depress sentiment on Canada’s currency.

Read more in the article CAD Forecasts.

 

Swiss Franc (CHF)

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.

Why can't I just get the CAD/CHF market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the CAD / CHF was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

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