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What can we expect for the GBPCHF exchange rate?

What can we expect for the GBPCHF exchange rate?

The pound has been the main driver on this currency pairing as the uncertainty over the UK election persists. Whilst the Theresa May and DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) union is helping hold the Conservative in a majority there is mounting speculation that actually the pound will suffer further in the future as we get news of a potential further election. Such uncertainty is weighing greatly on the pound which remains at lower levels. the Franc is a safe haven currency and actually strengthens in times of global uncertainty, markets are slightly on edge as speculation mounted this week of the ECB ‘taper’ as the Eurozone

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Sterling Spikes Following Carney’s Speech (Matthew Vassallo)

Sterling Spikes Following Carney’s Speech (Matthew Vassallo)

The Pound finally made some headway during Wednesday’s trading, gaining almost two cents against the CHF at today’s high. With GBP/CHF once again trading above 1.24, clients holding Sterling have BoE government Mark Carney to thank for today’s improvement. Carney surprised the markets by suggesting a rise in UK interest rates was not being discounted, despite comments he made last week which seemed to dampen expectation of a hike. He even went as far as to suggest that it would be necessary, should UK business’s shrug off Brexit uncertainty and raise investment and wages. He stopped as far as giving a timeframe on any prospective

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Swiss Franc remains strong (Dayle Littlejohn)

Swiss Franc remains strong (Dayle Littlejohn)

In the past many of my clients that are not experienced within the currency markets have asked why the Swiss Franc is incredibly strong against all of the major currencies when interest rates are currently in minus territory (-0.75%). Higher interest rates tend to strengthen the currency as investors can receive higher interest on their assets. Switzerland is known as a safe haven currency which means international investors want to leave their assets (normal large amounts) within the country as they believe the value will not depreciate, even thought Banks essentially charge their clients to hold their money. The currency company I work for is

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What will move GBPCHF in the future?

What will move GBPCHF in the future?

A large driver on the pound to Swiss Franc rate has of course been the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit and with the talks starting this week, this factor will continue to be key to determining where we head next on the currency markets. Overall impressions for the pound are negative whilst the Swissie continues to benefit from its safe haven status and its close relationship to the Euro. As with any currency against sterling at present the pound is on the back foot, if you have a transfer to make buying Francs an understanding of the market is crucial since the next week could see

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CHF rates remain stable as we await end of week flows (Joshua Privett)

CHF rates remain stable as we await end of week flows (Joshua Privett)

Pound to Swiss Franc rates of exchange has been in limbo recently since the election, with traders still on the starting line waiting for further news

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UK Political Turmoil halts any chance of Sterling Rally (Daniel Johnson)

UK Political Turmoil halts any chance of Sterling Rally (Daniel Johnson)

Political Situation key to GBP/CHF buoancy levels The UK is currently in political limbo. We have no government in place and there are rumors a mutiny

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Sterling gains on BoE rate hopes, will we see the Pound recover back to May’s levels? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling gains on BoE rate hopes, will we see the Pound recover back to May’s levels? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has gained roughly around 1% against the Swiss Franc this week, making the prospect of buying Swiss Francs with Pounds a more attractive prospect.

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Sterling Under Pressure – SNB Keep Interest Rates Unchanged (Matthew Vassallo)

Sterling Under Pressure – SNB Keep Interest Rates Unchanged (Matthew Vassallo)

The Pound has found life tough going over the past week, as the markets continue to digest the surprising results of last week’s general election. The

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Swiss Franc to lose out from US hike? (Joshua Privett)

Swiss Franc to lose out from US hike? (Joshua Privett)

The Swiss Franc has been one of the main beneficiaries of the heavy anxiety forced on markets since the Brexit vote, but it is not the

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How was the election affected the Pound vs the Swiss Franc? (Tom Holian)

How was the election affected the Pound vs the Swiss Franc? (Tom Holian)

The Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rate has continued to fall over the last few days when initial exit polls came out on election night which

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