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The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

Compare USD/CHF Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks when making an International Money Transfer from USD to CHF. The total costs are calculated against the latest mid-market rate.

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
TransferWise logo
9,953.97 CHF
Best Overall
1.0005$510.51%Bank Transfers - Online1-2 days
 
OFX logo
9,887 CHF
67 CHF less
0.98870^1.18%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
9,681.54 CHF
272 CHF less
0.9699183.23%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
9,674.47 CHF
279 CHF less
0.9689$153.3%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
9,616 CHF
338 CHF less
0.9672153.89%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
9,553.5 CHF
400 CHF less
0.965$1004.51%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
9,553.5 CHF
400 CHF less
0.965$1004.51%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Xoom logo
Your amount above the Xoom USD2999 maximum
NaN CHF less
 
WorldRemit logo
Your amount above the WorldRemit USD2000 maximum
NaN CHF less
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:1.0005 undefined
CHF amount:9,953.97 CHF
Total Cost:0.51%
Time:12:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online
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:0.9887 (1.18% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,887 CHF
Total Cost:1.18%
Difference:
67 CHF less than using TransferWise
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 10:02:35 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:0.9699 (3.06% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,681.54 CHF
Total Cost:3.23%
Difference:
272 CHF less than using TransferWise
Time:12:07 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:0.9689 (3.16% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,674.47 CHF
Total Cost:3.3%
Difference:
279 CHF less than using TransferWise
Time:12:07 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:0.9630 (3.75% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,616 CHF
Total Cost:3.89%
Difference:
338 CHF less than using TransferWise
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:0.9650 (3.55% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,553.5 CHF
Total Cost:4.51%
Difference:
400 CHF less than using TransferWise
Time:12:07 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:0.9650 (3.55% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,553.5 CHF
Total Cost:4.51%
Difference:
400 CHF less than using TransferWise
Time:12:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Xoom: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:
Transfer Speed:
Services:
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
WorldRemit: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:
Transfer Speed:1 day
Services:Bank Transfers & Cash Pickup - Online only
Rating:
 
: 4.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the US as licensed money transmitters. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/22/2019

The below table shows a snapshot 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 Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
Wells Fargo Bank logo
936.68 CHF
0.9558$206.38%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
936.59 CHF
0.09 CHF less
0.9462$106.39%Branch-
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
936.50 CHF
0.18 CHF less
0.936506.4%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
921.00 CHF
16 CHF less
0.9210^7.95%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:0.9558 (4.47% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:936.68 CHF
Total Cost:6.38%
Time:12:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
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:0.8754 (12.5% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:936.59 CHF
Total Cost:6.39%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.9365 (6.4% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:936.50 CHF
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:12:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.921 (7.95% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:921.00 CHF
Total Cost:7.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 10:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the US as licensed money transmitters. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/22/2019

USD to CHF mid-rate = 0.999

Right now the USD/CHF market mid-rate is 0.999 and represents ideally how many Swiss Franc you can get for one United States Dollar.

This USD/CHF Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Swiss Franc amounts at the market mid-rate:

USD / CHF mid-rate converter


$USD


FrCHF
1 United States Dollar equals
0.999 Swiss Franc

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USD/CHF exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers Travel Cash/Cards

 
 
1 Week USD to CHF Chart
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United States Dollar

Swiss Franc

1 USD 0.9990 CHF
5 USD 4.9950 CHF
10 USD 9.9900 CHF
20 USD 19.98 CHF
50 USD 49.95 CHF
100 USD 99.90 CHF
250 USD 249.75 CHF
500 USD 499.50 CHF
1,000 USD 999.00 CHF
2,000 USD 1,998.00 CHF
5,000 USD 4,995.00 CHF
10,000 USD 9,990.00 CHF
50,000 USD 49,950.00 CHF
100,000 USD 99,900.00 CHF
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United States Dollar

Swiss Franc

1.0010 USD 1 CHF
5.0050 USD 5 CHF
10.01 USD 10 CHF
20.02 USD 20 CHF
50.05 USD 50 CHF
100.10 USD 100 CHF
250.25 USD 250 CHF
500.50 USD 500 CHF
1,001.00 USD 1,000 CHF
2,002.00 USD 2,000 CHF
5,005.00 USD 5,000 CHF
10,010.00 USD 10,000 CHF
50,050.00 USD 50,000 CHF
100,100.00 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
22 Feb 20190.9997Latest
15 Feb 20191.00541 Week-0.57%
23 Jan 20190.99461 Month+0.51%
26 Aug 20180.98236 Months+1.77%
22 Feb 20180.93331 Year+7.11%
22 Feb 20171.01102 Years-1.12%
23 Feb 20140.88755 Years+12.64%
24 Feb 20091.161910 Years-13.96%

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.

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

26-January-19: 2018 was a reasonable year for the dollar. Measured by the US Dollar Index, the greenback appreciated by 4 percent, which was much better than 2017’s 10 percent loss. It was, though, something of a stuttering end to 2018 and the dollar has had mixed fortunes in early 2019.

In December, after lifting US interest rates to 2.25-2.5 percent, the Fed lowered its expectations for future hikes due to so-called “cross currents” (China, Brexit, trade wars etc.). Skepticism among analysts over future Fed hikes has for some time been the main reason for dollar pessimism for 2019, but now, there is also the prospect of a US economic slowdown to contend with.

“A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year,” a CIBC researcher said in January.

Of the same opinion was an expert at ING, who argued that the dollar is soon to “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

January’s extended US government shutdown also has dollar-negative ramifications. Not only is the shutdown likely to hit first-quarter GDP growth, disagreements within Congress bode poorly for the future of potentially inflationary fiscal spending.

Swiss Franc (CHF) - Market news and forecasts

9-February-19: 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 to weaken the “highly valued” franc.

Since the second quarter of last year, the franc has been the European currency of choice for traders, which makes sense given the euro and sterling-negative effects of Brexit, the Italian recession and Italian budgetary problems. In early 2019, the franc has generally depreciated, however. Like the yen, euro, krona and other low-yielding currencies, the franc has been sold to fund carry trades.

EUR/CHF has traded between Fr1.12 and Fr1.15 since last August and it traded near to the centre of that range at the time of this report, at Fr1.132. The franc had been as weak as Fr1.2 ten months ago.

Against a strong US dollar, the franc has weakened over the past twelve months from Fr0.92 to parity (Fr1.0).

Recent forecasts from Citibank have USD/CHF falling marginally to 0.98 over 6-12 months. In January, UBS predicted EUR/CHF at Fr1.15 by mid-year.

Currency News and Forecasts - United States Dollar

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