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GBP to CHF - Exchange Rates Guide

Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.


GBP/CHF exchange rate (wholesale):

1 GBP = 1.1802 CHF

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GBP to CHF chart and trends
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GBP/CHF at 1.1821 was trading 1% below AVG:1.194 with LO:1.1692 and HI:1.2189 (90 days). ALERT: Today GBP/CHF is DOWN 0.5%

Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc - Quick Conversions

£ 1 Fr 1.1802
£ 5 Fr 5.9010
£ 10 Fr 11.80
£ 20 Fr 23.60
£ 50 Fr 59.01
£ 100 Fr 118.02
£ 250 Fr 295.05
£ 500 Fr 590.10
£ 1,000 Fr 1,180
£ 2,000 Fr 2,360
£ 5,000 Fr 5,901
£ 10,000 Fr 11,802
£ 50,000 Fr 59,010
£ 100,000 Fr 118,020
More amounts
£ 0.8473 Fr 1
£ 4.2365 Fr 5
£ 8.4730 Fr 10
£ 16.95 Fr 20
£ 42.37 Fr 50
£ 84.73 Fr 100
£ 211.83 Fr 250
£ 423.65 Fr 500
£ 847.30 Fr 1,000
£ 1,695 Fr 2,000
£ 4,237 Fr 5,000
£ 8,473 Fr 10,000
£ 42,365 Fr 50,000
£ 84,730 Fr 100,000
More amounts

To calculate other GBP/CHF amounts try our home-page Convert GBP to CHF quick converter.

Comparing Retail Exchange Rates

The total cost for 'Retail' exchange rates you receive from your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the 'Wholesale' rate (interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the exchange rate margin will also vary depending on the currency pair and total amount.


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Pound Sterling and Swiss Franc Forecasts

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)

GBP will rise to 1.25 against the euro according to Standard Bank. The coronavirus pandemic has replaced Brexit in the headlines and means that the deadline for a trade deal with the Eurozone this year could either be pushed back, delaying a risk for the currency, or see more favorable terms given to the U.K.

This is a remarkable change of fortunes for GBP which was sold-off after the Brexit vote and again after the virus forced a lockdown in London, the world’s largest foreign-exchange centre. Against the dollar, sterling touched the lowest level in 35 years in March as traders sought the safety of the USD.

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 always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the Pound Sterling vs Swiss Franc current value is to look the GBP/CHF historic rate and change over a range of periods.

The following table looks at the change in the GBP to CHF exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.

GBP/CHF rateChangePeriod
06 Jul 2020 : 1.17720.5% ▲1 Week
13 Jun 2020 : 1.19451% ▼30 Days
14 Apr 2020 : 1.21212.4% ▼90 Days
14 Jul 2019 : 1.23744.4% ▼1 Year
15 Jul 2015 : 1.487220.5% ▼5 Years
16 Jul 2010 : 1.606326.4% ▼10 Years
GBP/CHF 10 year historic rates & changes to 13-Jul-2020 : 1.1825

When is the best time to exchange GBP to CHF?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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