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Hong Kong Dollar 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.

 

This resource page for the Hong Kong Dollar to Swiss Franc exchange rate, has news, forecasts and HKD to CHF 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.

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

 

HKD to CHF International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee HKDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
6,105 CHF0.12210 for BER users (normally $15)2.24%
DBS Bank logo
6,043.95 CHF0.121503.22%
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo
5,978 CHF0.1197554.28%
HSBC logo
5,960.45 CHF0.1194$804.56%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
5,928.58 CHF0.1186125.07%
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer HKD→CHF
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.1221 (2.24% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:6,105 CHF
Total Cost:2.24%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Aug 19 2019 00:16:23 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

DBS Bank logoDBS Bank

DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer HKD→CHF
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:50
Exchange Rate:0.1210 (3.12% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:6,043.95 CHF
Total Cost:3.22%
Difference:
61 CHF less than using OFX
Time:1:06 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer HKD→CHF
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:55
Exchange Rate:0.1200 (3.92% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:5,978 CHF
Total Cost:4.28%
Difference:
127 CHF less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer HKD→CHF
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:$80 HKD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.1194 (4.4% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:5,960.45 CHF
Total Cost:4.56%
Difference:
145 CHF less than using OFX
Time:1:06 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer HKD→CHF
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:0.1186 (5.04% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:5,928.58 CHF
Total Cost:5.07%
Difference:
176 CHF less than using OFX
Time:1:06 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/19/2019 - See full table

HKD to CHF interbank exchange rate = 0.125

 
 

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HKD and CHF in the Markets

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

 

Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

The Hong Kong dollar has gained value in 2019 despite a serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the US dollar, to which HKD is pegged, is attracting safe-haven inflows. By May-17, against a basket of important currencies, HKD was worth 2 percent more year-to-date, and was only 0.5 percent away from making a 2-year high.

HKD was doing particularly well against the Australian dollar. It was, at the time of writing, valued 18 percent higher than 2018 lows against AUD and needed only a further 2.3 percent to reach a 10-year high. Though HKD was meeting significant resistance in mid-May at the 5.4 per AUD level, a break of this could spark significant appreciation.

Read more in the article HKD 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 HKD/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 HKD / 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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