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USD to CHF - Rate Guide

United States 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.

 

USD/CHF trend & alerts

1 USD = 0.9962 CHF

ALERT: 90-DAY HIGH |
USD/CHF is trading well above the 90 day average 0.9869 with a range from LOW 0.9693 to HIGH 0.9989. ALERT: Today USD/CHF has risen to a 90-DAY HIGH.

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USD/CHF Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the United States Dollar to Swiss Franc exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and USD to CHF comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the USD/CHF 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 USD/CHF International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 

USD to CHF International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
XE logo
Fr9,851
Best Overall
0.985101.25%
OFX logo
Fr9,802
Fr49 less
0.98020^1.74%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Fr9,588.71
Fr262 less
0.9606183.88%
HSBC logo
Fr9,581.61
Fr269 less
0.9596U$153.95%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
Fr9,523
Fr328 less
0.9579154.54%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
Fr9,461.43
Fr390 less
0.9557U$1005.16%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
Fr9,461.43
Fr390 less
0.9557U$1005.16%
 

XE logo

XE: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.9851 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,851
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.9802 (1.74% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,802
Total Cost:1.74%
Difference:
Fr49 CHF less than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 11:02:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.9606 (3.71% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,588.71
Total Cost:3.88%
Difference:
Fr262 CHF less than using XE
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.9596 (3.81% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,581.61
Total Cost:3.95%
Difference:
Fr269 CHF less than using XE
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.9537 (4.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,523
Total Cost:4.54%
Difference:
Fr328 CHF less than using XE
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logo

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9557 (4.2% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,461.43
Total Cost:5.16%
Difference:
Fr390 CHF less than using XE
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9557 (4.2% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr9,461.43
Total Cost:5.16%
Difference:
Fr390 CHF less than using XE
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - 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 USDTotal CostDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
Fr933.80
Compare
0.933806.4%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
Fr924.46
Fr9.34 less
0.9338U$107.33%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Fr915.12
Fr19 less
0.9338U$208.27%
Travelex Online US logo
Fr897.40
Fr36 less
0.89740^10.04%
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.9338 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr933.80
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:12:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8729 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr924.46
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.9338 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr915.12
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:12:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online US logo

Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→CHF
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.8974 (10.04% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CHF) Fr897.40
Total Cost:10.04%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 12:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - See full table

USD / CHF converter & margin calculator

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United States Dollar

Swiss Franc

1 USD 0.9962 CHF
5 USD 4.9810 CHF
10 USD 9.9620 CHF
20 USD 19.92 CHF
50 USD 49.81 CHF
100 USD 99.62 CHF
250 USD 249.05 CHF
500 USD 498.10 CHF
1,000 USD 996.20 CHF
2,000 USD 1,992.40 CHF
5,000 USD 4,981.00 CHF
10,000 USD 9,962.00 CHF
50,000 USD 49,810.00 CHF
100,000 USD 99,620.00 CHF
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United States Dollar

Swiss Franc

1.0038 USD 1 CHF
5.0190 USD 5 CHF
10.04 USD 10 CHF
20.08 USD 20 CHF
50.19 USD 50 CHF
100.38 USD 100 CHF
250.95 USD 250 CHF
501.90 USD 500 CHF
1,003.80 USD 1,000 CHF
2,007.60 USD 2,000 CHF
5,019.00 USD 5,000 CHF
10,038.00 USD 10,000 CHF
50,190.00 USD 50,000 CHF
100,380.00 USD 100,000 CHF
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USD/CHF - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of United States Dollar to Swiss Franc over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*USD/CHFDate
1 Day+0.1%0.997814 Oct 2019
7 Day+0.6%0.992508 Oct 2019
30 Day+1.2%0.986815 Sep 2019
3 Month+1.2%0.987017 Jul 2019
1 Year+1.2%0.987115 Oct 2018
5 Year+5.7%0.944716 Oct 2014
10 Year-2%1.019417 Oct 2009

*For period to 15-Oct 21UTC when USD/CHF was 0.9987

You can use our USD interactive charts to check USDCHF historic trends.

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USD and CHF in the Markets

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

United States Dollar (USD)

The US dollar has held its value this year despite a serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others. After grim employment data on June-7, the Dollar Index was up 0.5 percent on the year (it had fallen 2 percent from May’s 2-year high).

As in other parts of the world, interest rate cuts are now expected in the US following a drastic shift in economic forecasts. At least two Fed cuts are expected this year, with the first most likely to come in July.

Taking the blame for the economic downturn is US President Donald Trump, whose trade policies have set a ball rolling that could wipe $455bn from global output according to the IMF.

Read more in the article USD 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 USD/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 USD / 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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