Loading...

Home pages - full list (A-Z)

CHF/AUD - Convert Compare Save

Swiss Franc to Australian Dollar 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 Swiss Franc to Australian Dollar exchange rate, has news, forecasts and CHF to AUD 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.

CHF/AUD 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 CHF/AUD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee CHFTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
14,883 AUD1.48830 for BER users (normally $15)1.2%
HSBC logo
14,210 AUD1.4231Fr155.67%
Banks - Average Rate
Deutsche Bank logo Citibank logo UBS Bank logo HSBC logo
14,118 AUD1.4199156.28%
UBS Bank International Money Transfers
UBS Bank logo
14,104 AUD1.4246Fr1006.37%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
14,084 AUD1.4101126.51%
Deutsche Bank International Money Transfers
Deutsche Bank logo
14,075 AUD1.4217Fr1006.57%
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer CHF→AUD
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:1.4883 (1.2% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:14,883 AUD
Total Cost:1.2%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 1:05 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer CHF→AUD
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:Fr15 CHF (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.4231 (5.53% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:14,210 AUD
Total Cost:5.67%
Difference:
673 AUD less than using OFX
Time:1:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer CHF→AUD
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.4391 (4.47% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:14,118 AUD
Total Cost:6.28%
Difference:
765 AUD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

UBS Bank logoUBS Bank

UBS Bank: Foreign Transfer CHF→AUD
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:Fr100 CHF (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.4246 (5.43% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:14,104 AUD
Total Cost:6.37%
Difference:
779 AUD less than using OFX
Time:1:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer CHF→AUD
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.4101 (6.39% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:14,084 AUD
Total Cost:6.51%
Difference:
799 AUD less than using OFX
Time:1:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Deutsche Bank logoDeutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank: Foreign Transfer CHF→AUD
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:Fr100 CHF (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.4217 (5.62% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:14,075 AUD
Total Cost:6.57%
Difference:
808 AUD less than using OFX
Time:1:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/19/2019 - See full table

CHF to AUD interbank exchange rate = 1.5044

 
 

Exchange Rate Checker

If you have been offered/charged an exchange rate then enter it below to check the true cost to the latest interbank mid-rate.

 
   

Compare savings on CHF/AUD exchange rates

Foreign Transfers

Foreign Transfers Travel Money

   

CHF and AUD in the Markets

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

 

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.

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

In early August the Australian dollar sunk to a 10 year low of 67¢ (Aug-7) to the US dollar. This was due to the offshore yuan breaking the symbolic and closely watched USD/CNY = 7.0 exchange rate, after the trade war flared up again and the US labelled China a "currency manipulator".

Investors have sold AUD in recent months as they’ve bet on aggressive interest-rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia. These bets paid off: the RBA cut its cash rate in both June and July to a record low of 1 percent.

Lower borrowing costs are necessary, investors believe, in light of persistently soft domestic data and the fallout from a US-China trade standoff that shows no sign of nearing an end.

AUD will continue to track changes in interest-rate expectations. Economists expect at least one further cut this year and many expect two by early 2020. After July's cut, the RBA hinted it would leave rates unchanged for several months.

Interestingly, AUD has decoupled from commodity prices in 2019. The price of iron ore (Australia’s largest export) nears multi-year highs while AUD languishes.

Further RBA interest rate cuts this year are now a certainty, and that doesn’t bode well for currency valuations. Westpac has predicted three cuts this year.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the CHF/AUD 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 CHF / AUD 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.

We help you Compare & Save Money on Exchange Rates.

 

View all CHF Exchange Rates