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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.

 

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GBP to CHF - Trading Range (90 Day)
90-DAY HIGH (1d)
GBP/CHF 90-DAY TREND: At 1.299 GBP to CHF is trading 3.2% above the average 1.2586 with a range 1.2019 to 1.3015. There are no current alerts.
09 Dec, 2019 16:01-EST 21:01-GMT 08:01-AEDT(+1D)

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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. If you want to calculate equivalent amounts in foreign currencies or rate margins then use our GBP/CHF Quick 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.

 
  

GBP to CHF International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
Fr6,388
Best Overall
1.2776£0^1.65%
TorFX logo
Fr6,381.5
Fr6.5 less
1.276301.75%
WorldFirst logo
Fr6,462.5
Fr75 more
1.292500.5%
HSBC logo
Fr6,253.61
Fr134 less
1.2526£7.53.72%
Natwest Bank logo
Fr6,218.79
Fr169 less
1.2475154.25%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
Fr6,190.61
Fr197 less
1.2411124.69%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
Fr6,190
Fr198 less
1.2416154.7%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
Fr6,155.28
Fr233 less
1.236205.23%
Lloyds TSB logo
Fr6,129.88
Fr258 less
1.2309205.62%
 
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:1.2776 (1.65% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,388
Total Cost:1.65%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Dec 10 2019 05:09:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
TorFX logo
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2763 (1.75% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,381.5
Total Cost:1.75%
Difference:
Fr6.5 CHF less than using OFX
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 
WorldFirst logo
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→CHF
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.2925 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,462.5
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
Fr75 CHF more than using OFX
Time:6:02 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:1.2526 (3.57% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,253.61
Total Cost:3.72%
Difference:
Fr134 CHF less than using OFX
Time:6:02 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:1.2475 (3.96% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,218.79
Total Cost:4.25%
Difference:
Fr169 CHF less than using OFX
Time:6:02 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:1.2411 (4.46% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,190.61
Total Cost:4.69%
Difference:
Fr197 CHF less than using OFX
Time:6:02 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:1.2322 (5.14% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,190
Total Cost:4.7%
Difference:
Fr198 CHF less than using OFX
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:1.2360 (4.85% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,155.28
Total Cost:5.23%
Difference:
Fr233 CHF less than using OFX
Time:6:02 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:1.2309 (5.24% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr6,129.88
Total Cost:5.62%
Difference:
Fr258 CHF less than using OFX
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 12/10/2019 - 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
Fr1,257.2
Best Overall
1.2572£0^3.23%
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
Fr1,244.9
Fr12 less
1.244904.17%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
Fr1,222.45
Fr35 less
1.2348£105.9%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
Fr1,212
Fr45 less
1.2254£106.73%
Lloyds TSB logo
Fr1,210.08
Fr47 less
1.2223£106.85%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
Fr1,210.08
Fr47 less
1.2223£106.85%
Natwest Bank logo
Fr1,203.97
Fr53 less
1.2223£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:1.2572 (3.23% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,257.2
Total Cost:3.23%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Dec 10 2019 06:00:04 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:1.2449 (4.17% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,244.9
Total Cost:4.17%
Time:6:02 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:1.2348 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,222.45
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:6:02 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:1.2223 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,212
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:1.2223 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,210.08
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:6:02 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:1.2223 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,210.08
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:6:02 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:1.2223 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr1,203.97
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 12/10/2019 - See full table

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)

Sterling has climbed more than 9 per cent against the US dollar and even more against other currencies (since early October) during the election campaigning and since Boris Johnson announced a new Brexit agreement with Brussels that has reduced the possibility of the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal. Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on Brexit No-deal, Deal and Remain probabilities.

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.

Earlier in the year the pound was the worst-performing major currency by some margin. 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.

For GBP forecasts and predictions read our British Pound Forecasts summary.

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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