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Best rates to buy Swiss Francs since 2016!

Best rates to buy Swiss Francs since 2016!

We currently have the very best rates to buy Swiss Francs since the Referendum as confidence over the future outlook on Brexit continues to drive sterling. A weaker Franc is also part of the equation as we see risk appetite increasing in recent weeks, the overall driver on the market is now reduced fears over the Trade Wars and increased improvements in the global economic outlook. If you have any currency transfers that you will need to make in the future getting the best news and information is vital to securing a favourable rate of exchange. Understanding what is driving your exchange rate is a vital

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Will a pick up in the Swiss economy result in a stronger Swiss Franc?

Will a pick up in the Swiss economy result in a stronger Swiss Franc?

The relationship between strong economic performance and a stronger underlying currency is somewhat skewed in regards to the Swiss Franc, as the currency is often considered a safe haven and investors pile money into the currency for a number of varying reasons. Our regular readers will be aware that in times of market uncertainty and increased risk, the Swiss Franc will often benefit as CHF and JPY see an influx of funds during these times due to their safe haven status. This can at times skew the true value of the currency, and the Swiss National Bank often acts to ensure the currency doesn’t fluctuate

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Bank of England to influence GBPCHF exchange rates

Bank of England to influence GBPCHF exchange rates

Tomorrow the monetary policy committee from the Bank of England will vote to decide the interest rate for the upcoming month. No change is expected from 0.5%, therefore I expect the actual decision to be a non event. However shortly after the event Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney will deliver his monetary policy statement which will be followed by a question and answer session. Regular readers will be aware that speeches given by governors of central banks can have a major influence of exchange rates. In recent weeks the UK economy has been performing fairly well. Q4 2017 Gross domestic product numbers

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Sterling continues recovery as positive sentiment increases (Joseph Wright)

Sterling continues recovery as positive sentiment increases (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has continued to climb against the majority of major currency pairs in recent weeks, as there appears to be a complete change in sentiment towards the UK economy and the prospects of a higher valued Pound. Towards the back end of last year Sterling was under pressure as poor economic performance coupled with fears of a Hard Brexit dominated financial headlines, although the sentiments seem to have reversed in recent weeks with the Pound hitting the headlines for positive reasons. EU members such as the Netherlands and Spain have advocated for a smooth Brexit transition, whilst hopes of a transitional trading period after

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Could the upward trend for the Pound continue through 2018? (Joseph Wright)

Could the upward trend for the Pound continue through 2018? (Joseph Wright)

Those following the Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rate will be aware that the Pound has been climbing for a some time now. I think that

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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.

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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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Will the Pound continue to fall versus the Swiss Franc? (Joseph Wright)

Will the Pound continue to fall versus the Swiss Franc? (Joseph Wright)

Since August begun the appetite for risk has lessened within global financial markets, and this has unsurprisingly resulted in CHF strength. When compared with the Pound

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Brexit Looming – Where Next for GBP/CHF Exchange rates? (Matthew Vassallo)

Brexit Looming – Where Next for GBP/CHF Exchange rates? (Matthew Vassallo)

With the UK’s Brexit looming on the horizon (assuming there are no delays by the House of Lords), many clients are now questioning which direction GBP/CHF

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GBPCHF rises to over 1.25!

GBPCHF rises to over 1.25!

The pound is higher against the Swiss Franc as we finally get some clarity over just what Brexit means. The pound was initially expected to fall

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