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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 interest rate hike sooner than the market expects. During the announcement the Bank of England spoke about stronger than expected UK economic growth and combined with rising inflation as well as the strongest UK unemployment figures in over 30 years the ingredients could influence an interest rate hike in the next few months. At the end of next week on Friday Prime Minister Theresa May will be speaking in Florence to announce her plan for a post-Brexit Britain in

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Swiss Franc before Foundation Day in North Korea

Swiss Franc before Foundation Day in North Korea

The Swiss Franc is in a very strong position at the moment as global uncertainties continue to help drive the Franc higher. The heightened tensions between the US and North Korea are an obvious reason why there has been a flight to the safety of the Swiss Franc. The Franc could also see additional gains this weekend if there are any developments on the Korean peninsula. This Saturday is Foundation Day which is one of the most important days in the North Korean calendar. There is every chance that Kin Jong Un may look to demonstrate his nuclear capabilities especially after last week’s nuclear test.

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GBP CHF Ahead of Bank of England Meeting (James Lovick)

GBP CHF Ahead of Bank of England Meeting (James Lovick)

The pound has seen a small rally against the Swiss Franc with rates trading at just below 1.28 for the GBP CHF pair creating some better opportunities for anyone needing to buy Swiss Francs. The Swiss Franc does remain strong however with all the political uncertainty globally but with particular reference to the US and UK. The Bank of England meet on Thursday to discuss a potential interest rate rise. At the last meeting there was a 5-3 split in favour of keeping rates on hold and this highlighted a much greater desire for action to be taken by the Monetary Policy Committee. There was

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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. The Pound to Swiss Franc rate has quite some distance to climb before reaching its May highs of 1.30+, but the currency was helped this week after the Bank of England surprised financial markets on Thursday during the Monetary Policy Committee’s interest rate decision. Almost half of the voting members of the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee voted in favour of raising interest rates. This was the first time they’ve been this bullish since 2007, ten years ago. The most likely

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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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Sterling continues to slide in wake of Hung Parliament, will this trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling continues to slide in wake of Hung Parliament, will this trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound is continuing its downward spiral against all major currency pairs, as today’s trading session has seen another sell-off in the Pound,s value. The uncertainty

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Sterling stabilises for now, but will the election create further spikes for GBP/CHF this week? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling stabilises for now, but will the election create further spikes for GBP/CHF this week? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has steadied this afternoon after opening the weeks trading session under pressure. The currency got off to a bad start after another terrorist attack,

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Is the Swiss Franc still a safe haven?

Is the Swiss Franc still a safe haven?

The Swiss Franc has always been framed as a safe haven currency, one that in terms of economic or political uncertainty is an investors ‘go-to’ to

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Has GBP/CHF seen its lowest levels now that Brexit is underway? (Joseph Wright)

Has GBP/CHF seen its lowest levels now that Brexit is underway? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rate has opened up flat this morning, trading at around the 1.2385 mark at the mid-market level. With the triggering

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US Interest rate decision and the impact on the Swiss Franc vs Sterling (Tom Holian)

US Interest rate decision and the impact on the Swiss Franc vs Sterling (Tom Holian)

Sterling vs the Swiss Franc has fallen again as the US Federal Reserve have raised interest rates last night. This has seen the Pound fall against

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