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Swiss Franc to British Pound Sterling 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 British Pound Sterling exchange rate, has news, forecasts and CHF to GBP 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/GBP 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/GBP International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive GBP(£)Exchange RateFee CHFTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
8,312 GBP0.83120 for BER users (normally $15)1.2%
HSBC logo
7,936.08 GBP0.7948Fr155.67%
Banks - Average Rate
Deutsche Bank logo Citibank logo UBS Bank logo HSBC logo
7,885 GBP0.7930156.28%
UBS Bank International Money Transfers
UBS Bank logo
7,876.44 GBP0.7956Fr1006.38%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
7,865.55 GBP0.7875126.51%
Deutsche Bank International Money Transfers
Deutsche Bank logo
7,860.6 GBP0.794Fr1006.57%
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer CHF→GBP
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.8312 (1.2% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:8,312 GBP
Total Cost:1.2%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 1:04 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→GBP
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:Fr15 CHF (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7948 (5.53% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,936.08 GBP
Total Cost:5.67%
Difference:
376 GBP less than using OFX
Time:1:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer CHF→GBP
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.8037 (4.47% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,885 GBP
Total Cost:6.28%
Difference:
427 GBP less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

UBS Bank logoUBS Bank

UBS Bank: Foreign Transfer CHF→GBP
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:Fr100 CHF (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7956 (5.43% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,876.44 GBP
Total Cost:6.38%
Difference:
436 GBP less than using OFX
Time:1:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer CHF→GBP
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:0.7875 (6.39% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,865.55 GBP
Total Cost:6.51%
Difference:
446 GBP less than using OFX
Time:1:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Deutsche Bank logoDeutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank: Foreign Transfer CHF→GBP
CHF amount:10,000 CHF
Fee:Fr100 CHF (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7940 (5.62% from mid-rate)
GBP amount:7,860.6 GBP
Total Cost:6.57%
Difference:
451 GBP less than using OFX
Time:1:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/19/2019 - See full table

CHF to GBP interbank exchange rate = 0.8407

 
 

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CHF and GBP in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the CHF vs GBP, 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.

 

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

By some margin, the pound was the worst-performing major currency in the second quarter. It slipped in late June to multi-month lows against a number of important currencies, including the Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar, euro, Canadian dollar and Swiss franc.

Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on No-deal, Deal and Remain probabilities. No-deal prospects may increase if, as is widely expected, ardent Brexiteer Boris Johnson becomes the UK’s next prime minister. However, some banks argue that Johnson’s appointment would make little difference to no-deal or remain probabilities.

The pound is unlikely to receive much in the way of meaningful respite until November, analysts say, when hopefully the UK-EU Brexit arrangement, or lack thereof, is known (Boris Johnson insists that the UK will not seek any further Article 50 extensions beyond the October-31 deadline).

The pound would be doing far worse if it weren't receiving some support from the Bank of England which, surprisingly, is the only major central bank still considering higher interest rates in 2019.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

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

 

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