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USD to CHF mid-rate = 0.9971

Right now the USD/CHF market mid-rate is 0.9971 and represents ideally how many Swiss Franc you can get for one United States Dollar.

You can calculate equivalent United States Dollar to Swiss Franc currency amounts (at mid-rate) below. Then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available for USD to CHF transfers or buying CHF travel money.

USD / CHF Converter


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1 United States Dollar equals
0.9971 Swiss Franc

Compare how much you can save on
USD/CHF exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers Travel Cash/Cards

 
 
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United States Dollar

Swiss Franc

1 USD 0.9971 CHF
5 USD 4.9855 CHF
10 USD 9.9710 CHF
20 USD 19.94 CHF
50 USD 49.86 CHF
100 USD 99.71 CHF
250 USD 249.28 CHF
500 USD 498.55 CHF
1,000 USD 997.10 CHF
2,000 USD 1,994.20 CHF
5,000 USD 4,985.50 CHF
10,000 USD 9,971.00 CHF
50,000 USD 49,855.00 CHF
100,000 USD 99,710.00 CHF
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United States Dollar

Swiss Franc

1.0029 USD 1 CHF
5.0145 USD 5 CHF
10.03 USD 10 CHF
20.06 USD 20 CHF
50.15 USD 50 CHF
100.29 USD 100 CHF
250.73 USD 250 CHF
501.45 USD 500 CHF
1,002.90 USD 1,000 CHF
2,005.80 USD 2,000 CHF
5,014.50 USD 5,000 CHF
10,029.00 USD 10,000 CHF
50,145.00 USD 50,000 CHF
100,290.00 USD 100,000 CHF
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United States Dollar to Swiss Franc (USD-CHF) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/CHF exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
16 Dec 20180.9981Latest
09 Dec 20180.98991 Week+0.83%
16 Nov 20180.99991 Month-0.18%
19 Jun 20180.99436 Months+0.38%
16 Dec 20170.99081 Year+0.74%
16 Dec 20161.02722 Years-2.83%
17 Dec 20130.88545 Years+12.73%
18 Dec 20081.068610 Years-6.6%

Best Rates for USD/CHF Transfers and Travel Money

The total transaction cost you will be charged is the margin from the mid-rate offered by your foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from USD to CHF.

Foreign Transfers - Exchange Rate Comparison

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
WorldFirst logo
9,940 CHF
Top Provider
0.99400.4%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX logo
9,855 CHF
Fr85 less
0.98550^1.25%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
9,650.6 CHF
Fr289 less
0.9668183.3%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
9,643.51 CHF
Fr296 less
0.9658$153.37%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
9,584 CHF
Fr356 less
0.9641153.96%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America
Bank of America logo
9,521.82 CHF
Fr418 less
0.9618$1004.59%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank logo
9,521.82 CHF
Fr418 less
0.9618$1004.59%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.9940 (0.4% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,940 CHF
Total Cost:0.4%
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.9855 (1.25% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,855 CHF
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
Fr85 less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 17 2018 04:02:37 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.9668 (3.13% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,650.6 CHF
Total Cost:3.3%
Difference:
Fr289 less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.9658 (3.23% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,643.51 CHF
Total Cost:3.37%
Difference:
Fr296 less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.9599 (3.82% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,584 CHF
Total Cost:3.96%
Difference:
Fr356 less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9618 (3.63% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,521.82 CHF
Total Cost:4.59%
Difference:
Fr418 less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9618 (3.63% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,521.82 CHF
Total Cost:4.59%
Difference:
Fr418 less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Rates @ 12/17/2018.
Total Cost = Fee + exchange rate margin vs USD/CHF mid-rate: 0.9980

The below table shows an example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank, kiosk or post office rate to buy foreign cash.

Travel Money - Exchange Rate Comparison

Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery SpeedDeal Links
Wells Fargo Bank logo
934.33 CHF
Top Provider
0.9534$206.38%Branch-
U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank logo
934.20 CHF
Fr0.13 less
0.934206.39%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
934.27 CHF
Fr0.06 less
0.9438$106.39%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
917.50 CHF
Fr17 less
0.91750^8.07%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.9534 (4.47% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:934.33 CHF
Total Cost:6.38%
Time:6:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.9342 (6.39% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:934.20 CHF
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:6:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo

Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8733 (12.49% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:934.27 CHF
Total Cost:6.39%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.9175 (8.07% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:917.50 CHF
Total Cost:8.07%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 17 2018 04:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery Speed:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Rates @ 12/17/2018.
Total Cost = Fee + exchange rate margin vs USD/CHF mid-rate: 0.9980

Why can't I just get the USD/CHF market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The USD/CHF mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the USD / CHF was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

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.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market USD/CHF midrate the better deal you are getting.

USD to CHF mid-rate on google

USD to CHF mid-rate on google search

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

The three things you need in order to get a good USD to CHF exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/CHF market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and Swiss Franc

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the USD vs CHF, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Swiss Franc news and forecasts.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

14-December-18: Against a basket of currencies, the US dollar struck an 18-month high in mid-December after negative political and economic developments weighed on rest-of-the-world currencies. At the time of writing, the dollar was showing trade-weighted appreciation of 6 percent for 2018 and was on course to gain in 10 of the year’s 12 months.

The dollar had strengthened to levels near $1.13 against the euro, which suffered due to disappointing eurozone economic data and Brexit-related uncertainties.

Brexit allowed the dollar to gain handsomely against the pound in 2018. On December-11, GBP/USD traded below 1.25 for the first time since early 2017.

The economic slowdown in China has also helped the dollar by creating safe haven flows into the US. The dollar has yet to reach the magic 7-yuan level but remains close to it, at levels near 6.9.

For 2019, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are both bearish the greenback. The banks remain skeptical over future Fed interest rate hikes and point to a possible US economic downturn in the second half of the year.

Scotiabank is forecasting EUR/USD at $1.30 by 2019 year-end, indicating a potential 13 percent decline in the dollar’s buying power.

Swiss Franc (CHF) - Market news and forecasts

12-December-18: The Swiss franc strengthened in the first half of December, shrugging off poor third-quarter GDP data.

The Swiss National Bank said in November that “monetary policy with negative interest rates and the willingness to intervene [in FX markets] remains necessary.” The SNB’s continued dovishness accounts for the franc’s 7 percent year-to-date decline relative to the dollar, against which it was valued at the time of writing at Fr0.993.

Since bouncing off the symbolic level of 1.2 in April, the franc has strengthened by 6.4 percent against the euro — a euro that is under intense pressure from Brexit-related uncertainties. The euro bought only 1.128 francs at the time of writing, which will undoubtedly concern the SNB.

Scotiabank sees the franc much stronger against the dollar by the end of 2019, at Fr0.88, and marginally weaker against the euro, at Fr1.15.


 

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