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GBP to CHF - Rate Guide

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/Card transactions as shown below.

 

1 GBP = 1.269 CHF

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GBP to CHF - Trading Range (90 Day)
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GBP/CHF at 1.2695 was trading 0.5% below the 90-day average 1.2761 with a range 1.2554 to 1.3132. There are no current rate alerts.
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Quick Conversions from Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc

GBP

CHF

£ 1
Fr 1.2690
£ 5
Fr 6.3450
£ 10
Fr 12.69
£ 20
Fr 25.38
£ 50
Fr 63.45
£ 100
Fr 126.90
£ 250
Fr 317.25
£ 500
Fr 634.50
£ 1,000
Fr 1,269
£ 2,000
Fr 2,538
£ 5,000
Fr 6,345
£ 10,000
Fr 12,690
£ 50,000
Fr 63,450
£ 100,000
Fr 126,900
More amounts

GBP

CHF

£ 0.7880
Fr 1
£ 3.9400
Fr 5
£ 7.8800
Fr 10
£ 15.76
Fr 20
£ 39.40
Fr 50
£ 78.80
Fr 100
£ 197.00
Fr 250
£ 394.00
Fr 500
£ 788.00
Fr 1,000
£ 1,576
Fr 2,000
£ 3,940
Fr 5,000
£ 7,880
Fr 10,000
£ 39,400
Fr 50,000
£ 78,800
Fr 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific GBP/CHF amounts use our Convert GBP to CHF quick calculator.


Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also 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.

 
  

GBP to CHF International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer Providers Receive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
6,313.5 Fr
Best Overall
1.262700.5%
TorFX logo
6,255.5 Fr
Fr58 less
1.251101.41%
OFX logo
6,243 Fr
Fr70 less
1.2486£0^1.61%
HSBC logo
6,111.82 Fr
Fr202 less
1.2242£7.53.68%
Natwest Bank logo
6,077.71 Fr
Fr236 less
1.2192154.21%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
6,050.44 Fr
Fr263 less
1.213124.64%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
6,049 Fr
Fr264 less
1.2135154.66%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
6,015.84 Fr
Fr298 less
1.208205.19%
Lloyds TSB logo
5,990.94 Fr
Fr323 less
1.203205.58%
 
WorldFirst logo
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2627 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)6,313.5 Fr
Total Cost:0.5%
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
TorFX logo
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2511 (1.41% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)6,255.5 Fr
Total Cost:1.41%
Difference:
Fr58 CHF less than using WorldFirst
Time:18:02 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:1.2486 (1.61% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)6,243 Fr
Total Cost:1.61%
Difference:
Fr70 CHF less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Feb 25 2020 17:09:30 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.2242 (3.53% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)6,111.82 Fr
Total Cost:3.68%
Difference:
Fr202 CHF less than using WorldFirst
Time:18:02 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:1.2192 (3.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)6,077.71 Fr
Total Cost:4.21%
Difference:
Fr236 CHF less than using WorldFirst
Time:18:02 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:1.2130 (4.41% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)6,050.44 Fr
Total Cost:4.64%
Difference:
Fr263 CHF less than using WorldFirst
Time:18:02 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:1.2042 (5.11% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)6,049 Fr
Total Cost:4.66%
Difference:
Fr264 CHF less than using WorldFirst
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:1.2080 (4.81% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)6,015.84 Fr
Total Cost:5.19%
Difference:
Fr298 CHF less than using WorldFirst
Time:18:02 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:1.2030 (5.2% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)5,990.94 Fr
Total Cost:5.58%
Difference:
Fr323 CHF less than using WorldFirst
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/25/2020 - View latest rates
 

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 Providers Amount CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online UK logo
1,227.7 Fr
Best Overall
1.2277£0^3.25%
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
1,216 Fr
Fr12 less
1.21604.18%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,194.14 Fr
Fr34 less
1.2062£105.9%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,184 Fr
Fr44 less
1.1971£106.73%
Lloyds TSB logo
1,182.06 Fr
Fr46 less
1.194£106.85%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
1,182.06 Fr
Fr46 less
1.194£106.85%
Natwest Bank logo
1,176.09 Fr
Fr52 less
1.194£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:1.2277 (3.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)1,227.7 Fr
Total Cost:3.25%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Feb 25 2020 18:00:05 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:1.2160 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)1,216 Fr
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:18:02 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:1.2062 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)1,194.14 Fr
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:18:02 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:1.1940 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)1,184 Fr
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:1.1940 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)1,182.06 Fr
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:18:02 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:1.1940 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)1,182.06 Fr
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:18:02 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:1.1940 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF)1,176.09 Fr
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/25/2020 - View latest rates
 

Country Guides (GBP & CHF)

United KingdomUnited Kingdom (GBP)United Kingdom (GBP)SwitzerlandSwitzerland (CHF)
GuernseyGuernsey (GBP)Isle of ManIsle of Man (GBP)JerseyJersey (GBP)
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein (CHF)South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GBP)

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.

Pound Sterling (GBP)

With the Bank of England holding interest rates steady amid signs of a recovery in the health of the UK economy following the general election, the pound is showing strength against most currencies early in 2020.

In the post UK election euphoria the pound rose to over 1.33 USD and 1.20 EUR but has since dropped back over the uncertainty of what sort of trade deal the UK can realistically negotiate with Europe over the next 11 months.

GBP has given up all of those election result gains as Mr Johnson pledged to outlaw any extension to the UK’s post-Brexit transition period at the end of next year. It appears the Brexit volatility in the pound is set to continue for the foreseable future.

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.


How to get Best GBP to CHF Exchange Rates

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).

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.

What is a good GBP to CHF exchange rate?

This is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the GBP to CHF exchange rate to the present day for periods going back upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*GBP/CHFDate
1 Day+0.2%1.266524 Feb 2020
7 Day-0.7%1.278318 Feb 2020
30 Day+0.2%1.267126 Jan 2020
3 Month-1.7%1.291127 Nov 2019
1 Year-3.3%1.312925 Feb 2019
5 Year-13.5%1.466526 Feb 2015
10 Year-22.5%1.637927 Feb 2010

*For period to 25-Feb 21UTC when GBP/CHF was 1.2692

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