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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 for USD/CHF International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the amount when USD is converted to CHF at mid-rate.

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
TransferWise logo
10,141 CHF
Best Overall
1.0193$510.61%Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
 
OFX logo
10,092 CHF
49 CHF
1.00920^1.09%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
9,882.18 CHF
259 CHF
0.99183.14%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
9,875.17 CHF
266 CHF
0.989$153.21%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
9,815 CHF
326 CHF
0.9872153.81%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
9,750.51 CHF
390 CHF
0.9849$1004.43%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
9,750.51 CHF
390 CHF
0.9849$1004.43%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:1.0193 (0.1% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:10,141 CHF
Total Cost:0.61%
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts
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:1.0092 (1.09% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:10,092 CHF
Total Cost:1.09%
Difference:
49 CHF less than using TransferWise
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Apr 23 2019 16:02:35 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 logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.9900 (2.97% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,882.18 CHF
Total Cost:3.14%
Difference:
259 CHF less than using TransferWise
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.9890 (3.07% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,875.17 CHF
Total Cost:3.21%
Difference:
266 CHF less than using TransferWise
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.9829 (3.67% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,815 CHF
Total Cost:3.81%
Difference:
326 CHF less than using TransferWise
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logoBank of America

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9849 (3.47% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,750.51 CHF
Total Cost:4.43%
Difference:
390 CHF less than using TransferWise
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→CHF
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9849 (3.47% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:9,750.51 CHF
Total Cost:4.43%
Difference:
390 CHF less than using TransferWise
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

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.

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Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount CHF(Fr)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
955.10 CHF
Compare
0.955106.39%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
945.55 CHF
9.55 CHF
0.9551$107.33%Branch-
Wells Fargo Bank logo
936.00 CHF
19 CHF
0.9551$208.26%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
917.40 CHF
38 CHF
0.91740^10.09%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.9551 (6.39% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:955.10 CHF
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:18:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.8928 (12.5% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:945.55 CHF
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→CHF
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.9551 (6.39% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:936.00 CHF
Total Cost:8.26%
Time:18:00 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:0.9174 (10.09% from mid-rate)
CHF amount:917.40 CHF
Total Cost:10.09%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Apr 23 2019 16:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

USD to CHF interbank exchange rate = 1.0202

Right now the USD/CHF interbank exchange rate is 1.0202. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert Swiss Franc to United States Dollar.

This USD/CHF Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Swiss Franc amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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United States Dollar

Swiss Franc

1 USD 1.0202 CHF
5 USD 5.1010 CHF
10 USD 10.20 CHF
20 USD 20.40 CHF
50 USD 51.01 CHF
100 USD 102.02 CHF
250 USD 255.05 CHF
500 USD 510.10 CHF
1,000 USD 1,020.20 CHF
2,000 USD 2,040.40 CHF
5,000 USD 5,101.00 CHF
10,000 USD 10,202.00 CHF
50,000 USD 51,010.00 CHF
100,000 USD 102,020.00 CHF
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United States Dollar

Swiss Franc

0.9802 USD 1 CHF
4.9010 USD 5 CHF
9.8020 USD 10 CHF
19.60 USD 20 CHF
49.01 USD 50 CHF
98.02 USD 100 CHF
245.05 USD 250 CHF
490.10 USD 500 CHF
980.20 USD 1,000 CHF
1,960.40 USD 2,000 CHF
4,901.00 USD 5,000 CHF
9,802.00 USD 10,000 CHF
49,010.00 USD 50,000 CHF
98,020.00 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
23 Apr 20191.0217Latest
16 Apr 20191.00761 Week+1.4%
24 Mar 20190.99411 Month+2.78%
25 Oct 20180.99986 Months+2.19%
23 Apr 20180.97811 Year+4.46%
23 Apr 20170.99302 Years+2.89%
24 Apr 20140.88215 Years+15.83%
25 Apr 20091.140010 Years-10.38%

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

In the third week of April the Dollar Index was rallying strongly towards the mid-97s, slightly below major resistance at 97.70, a break of which would be massively positive for the greenback. The index was up 1.7 percent year-to-date.

The dollar’s strength comes in spite of a dovish surprise in March from the Federal Reserve, which ditched two interest rate hikes from its 2019 projections. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and other important central banks also turned dovish, removing much of the incentive for selling USD.

Bloomberg research warned in April of potential for a large upcoming move in the US dollar, up or down. Over the past quarter-century, three prominent troughs in the JPMorgan Global FX Volatility Index were followed by dollar moves over 6-month periods worth 10-15 percent. The index was trading in mid-April at a 5-year low.

Swiss Franc (CHF) - Market news and forecasts

In March, the Swiss National Bank reaffirmed 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.

In the weeks leading up to this report, the franc strengthened on the back of non-Swiss factors: poor eurozone data, Brexit, a dovish Federal Reserve and so on. Over a longer 6-month horizon, the franc had slightly underperformed its peers, showing that the aforementioned Swiss monetary policy themes are the dominant medium-term drivers of franc valuations.

Compared with rates 6 months ago, the franc was nearly 4 percent weaker against the US dollar, at Fr0.993; was unchanged against the euro, at Fr1.123; was 4.5 percent lower against the pound, at Fr1.311; and against the aussie, it was a percent lower at Fr0.703.

Recent forecasts from Citibank have USD/CHF and AUD/CHF little changed over 6-12 months, at 0.98 and 0.705 respectively, and EUR/CHF at 1.155.