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GBP to CHF - Rate Guide

British Pound Sterling 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.

 

GBP/CHF trend & alerts

1 GBP = 1.2788 CHF

ALERTS: 14-DAY UP 4.8% | 90-DAY HIGH |
GBP/CHF is trading well above the 90 day average 1.215 with a range from LOW 1.1698 to HIGH 1.277. ALERTS: GBP/CHF is UP 4.8% this 14-DAY period and has also risen to a 90-DAY HIGH.

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GBP/CHF Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the British Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and GBP to CHF comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the GBP/CHF Calculator.

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

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
TorFX logo
Fr6,244.5
Best Overall
1.248901.68%
OFX logo
Fr6,250.5
Fr6 more
1.2501£0^1.58%
WorldFirst logo
Fr6,319
Fr75 more
1.263800.5%
HSBC logo
Fr6,119.31
Fr125 less
1.2257£7.53.65%
Natwest Bank logo
Fr6,085.19
Fr159 less
1.2207154.19%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
Fr6,057.43
Fr187 less
1.2144124.62%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
Fr6,057
Fr187 less
1.2149154.64%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
Fr6,022.81
Fr222 less
1.2094205.17%
Lloyds TSB logo
Fr5,997.91
Fr247 less
1.2044205.56%
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2489 (1.68% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,244.5
Total Cost:1.68%
Time:12:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.2501 (1.58% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,250.5
Total Cost:1.58%
Difference:
Fr6 CHF more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 12:09:28 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2638 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,319
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
Fr75 CHF more than using TorFX
Time:12:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.2257 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,119.31
Total Cost:3.65%
Difference:
Fr125 CHF less than using TorFX
Time:12:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logo

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.2207 (3.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,085.19
Total Cost:4.19%
Difference:
Fr159 CHF less than using TorFX
Time:12:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logo

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.2144 (4.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,057.43
Total Cost:4.62%
Difference:
Fr187 CHF less than using TorFX
Time:12:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.2057 (5.08% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,057
Total Cost:4.64%
Difference:
Fr187 CHF less than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logo

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.2094 (4.79% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,022.81
Total Cost:5.17%
Difference:
Fr222 CHF less than using TorFX
Time:12:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Lloyds TSB logo

Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.2044 (5.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr5,997.91
Total Cost:5.56%
Difference:
Fr247 CHF less than using TorFX
Time:12:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - 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 GBPTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online UK logo
Fr1,235
Best Overall
1.235£0^2.77%
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
Fr1,217.2
Fr18 less
1.217204.17%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
Fr1,195.33
Fr40 less
1.2074£105.89%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
Fr1,185
Fr50 less
1.1982£106.73%
Lloyds TSB logo
Fr1,183.15
Fr52 less
1.1951£106.85%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
Fr1,183.15
Fr52 less
1.1951£106.85%
Natwest Bank logo
Fr1,177.17
Fr58 less
1.1951£157.32%
 

Travelex Online UK logo

Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.235 (2.77% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,235
Total Cost:2.77%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 12:15:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Post Office Money logo

Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.2172 (4.17% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,217.2
Total Cost:4.17%
Time:12:20 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logo

Citibank: Travel Money GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2074 (4.94% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,195.33
Total Cost:5.89%
Time:12:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1951 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,185
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logo

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1951 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,183.15
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:12:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logo

Santander: Travel Money GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1951 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,183.15
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:12:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logo

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.1951 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,177.17
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:12:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - See full table

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British Pound Sterling

Swiss Franc

1 GBP 1.2788 CHF
5 GBP 6.3940 CHF
10 GBP 12.79 CHF
20 GBP 25.58 CHF
50 GBP 63.94 CHF
100 GBP 127.88 CHF
250 GBP 319.70 CHF
500 GBP 639.40 CHF
1,000 GBP 1,278.80 CHF
2,000 GBP 2,557.60 CHF
5,000 GBP 6,394.00 CHF
10,000 GBP 12,788.00 CHF
50,000 GBP 63,940.00 CHF
100,000 GBP 127,880.00 CHF
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British Pound Sterling

Swiss Franc

0.7820 GBP 1 CHF
3.9100 GBP 5 CHF
7.8200 GBP 10 CHF
15.64 GBP 20 CHF
39.10 GBP 50 CHF
78.20 GBP 100 CHF
195.50 GBP 250 CHF
391.00 GBP 500 CHF
782.00 GBP 1,000 CHF
1,564.00 GBP 2,000 CHF
3,910.00 GBP 5,000 CHF
7,820.00 GBP 10,000 CHF
39,100.00 GBP 50,000 CHF
78,200.00 GBP 100,000 CHF
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Country Guides (GBP & CHF)
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GBP/CHF - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of British Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*GBP/CHFDate
1 Day+1.4%1.258114 Oct 2019
7 Day+5.2%1.212908 Oct 2019
30 Day+3.5%1.233115 Sep 2019
3 Month+4%1.227217 Jul 2019
1 Year-1.7%1.298515 Oct 2018
5 Year-16%1.518816 Oct 2014
10 Year-23.3%1.664817 Oct 2009

*For period to 15-Oct 21UTC when GBP/CHF was 1.2763

You can use our GBP interactive charts to check GBPCHF historic trends.

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GBP and CHF in the Markets

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

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

On October 11 the pound had a large one-day rise against the Euro with signs that the EU and UK could still get a Brexit deal ahead of the October 31 deadline. Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on Brexit 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.

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.

Read more in the article GBP 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 GBP/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 GBP / 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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