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Sterling close to pre-Brexit levels against the Swiss Franc (Tom Holian)

Sterling close to pre-Brexit levels against the Swiss Franc (Tom Holian)

The Pound is now once again trading just shy of the best rate to buy Swiss Francs since the Brexit vote held in June 2016 which is great news for anyone looking to convert Sterling at the moment. The Pound is now trading at an 18 month high vs the US Dollar and the trend is similar to what is happening vs the Swiss Franc as well. With the US Dollar being sold off at the moment the same appears to be happening with the Swiss Franc hence the current bout of weakness. It appears as though there is an increased investor risk appetite on

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EU summit to dictate GBPCHF exchange rates

EU summit to dictate GBPCHF exchange rates

Since the end of August the pound has been making inroads against the Swiss Franc and recovering from the dramatic drop in exchange rates since the Brexit vote over 18 months ago. GBPCHF has gained 8 cents in 4 months. To put this into monetary value, clients converting £200,000 into CHF now compared to 4 months ago will achieve an additional CHF16,000. This week EU officials will meet in Brussels to discuss Brexit at the EU summit. In recent weeks the Brexit negotiations have been fairly successful as both parties have to an agreement in regards to the Irish border, EU citizens rights and the

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Pound soars after Brexit bill breakthrough, will the upward trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

Pound soars after Brexit bill breakthrough, will the upward trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound spiked upward today across the board of currencies today, after speculation of a final agreed amount for the Brexit bill has supposedly been agreed. The figure is rumoured to be around the £50bn mark and the markets have welcomed the news, as the likelihood is that that the path of trade negotiations will now be cleared. Up until now this has been a sticking point, so I think that should the rumours be true and the figures be made official, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the GBP/CHF rate continue to climb and reach levels of 1.35 once again, which is a level

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Will GBPCHF remain above 1.30?

Will GBPCHF remain above 1.30?

GBPCHF has has a very volatile few weeks, principally as a result of the latest UK interest rate decision which has seen some big shifts on the exchange rate. Most clients looking to buy and sell the Franc for pound have tried to capitalise on the favourable swings we have seen before and after the result. Risk sentiment and attitudes towards the global economy remain a driver on the GBPCHF which despite sterling’s weakness since yesterday, remains at some of the best levels since before the Referendum. The pound will now remain at the mercy of the latest negotiations on Brexit with the rise and

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Pound hits best level to buy Swiss Francs since May (Tom Holian)

Pound hits best level to buy Swiss Francs since May (Tom Holian)

The Pound has hit its best rate to buy Swiss Francs since May after the Bank of England mentioned that they may be gearing up for an

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Swiss Franc to Pound rate getting closer to post-Brexit vote highs, will CHF become even more expensive? (Joseph Wright)

Swiss Franc to Pound rate getting closer to post-Brexit vote highs, will CHF become even more expensive? (Joseph Wright)

The best time to have converted Swiss Francs into Sterling over the past decade would have been around October of last year, when the fears surrounding

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Pound loses almost a cent and half after BoE comments, will Sterling continue to struggle this year? (Joseph Wright)

Pound loses almost a cent and half after BoE comments, will Sterling continue to struggle this year? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling tumbled against most major currency pairs today, and especially against safe haven currencies such as the Swiss Franc. The Pound dipped as soon as it

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What can we expect next for the GBPCHF exchange rate?

What can we expect next for the GBPCHF exchange rate?

The pound to Swiss Franc rate has been sliding on the uncertainty of the UK raising interest rates. The general impression from the market is that

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Will GBPCHF improve towards the end of the year (Dayle Littlejohn)

Will GBPCHF improve towards the end of the year (Dayle Littlejohn)

Yesterday Ian McCafferty one of the current eight voting members of the Monetary Policy Committee from the Bank of England, gave another hawkish press conference in

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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

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