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Pound falls against the Swiss Franc after MPC member comments (Tom Holian)

Pound falls against the Swiss Franc after MPC member comments (Tom Holian)

The Pound has fallen vs the Swiss Franc after two of the members of the Monetary Policy Committee spoke yesterday. Ben Broadbent has stated that he’s ‘not ready’ to raise interest rates just yet and after the 5-3 split in the announcement earlier this month the markets were expecting both him and Andy Haldane to be hawkish in their tone. The reverse happened and combined with Kristin Forbes who has left since the vote and voted for a rate hike the appetite for a rate hike looks to be diminishing very fast. This news has caused the Pound to fall to its lowest level in a

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GBP/CHF Forecast – Sterling Strengthens Ahead of Carney’s Speech (Matthew Vassallo)

GBP/CHF Forecast – Sterling Strengthens Ahead of Carney’s Speech (Matthew Vassallo)

The Pound has found some support over the past week, gaining almost two cents on the CHF at its high. GBP/CHF exchange rates are continuing to float around 1.25, following positive comments made last week by Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney. Carney alluded to a prospective interest rate hike over the coming months, although with no timeline given on the prospective height, are we witnessing something of a false dawn for Sterling? The Franc has found support under 1.25, despite worse than expected inflation data released this morning and the markets focus will now switch to tomorrow, with a host of key economic

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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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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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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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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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UK General Election key mover for GBP/CHF (Daniel Johnson)

UK General Election key mover for GBP/CHF (Daniel Johnson)

Corbyn gains on the Tories Theresa May calling a snap general selection seemed to be a wise move while the opposition was so weak. With a

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Further Swiss Franc strength ahead? (Tom Holian)

Further Swiss Franc strength ahead? (Tom Holian)

The Pound was recently testing levels of almost 1.30 to buy Swiss Francs which was the best rate to buy Swiss Francs with Pounds in months.

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Will the Pound to Swiss Franc rate go back over 1.30?

Will the Pound to Swiss Franc rate go back over 1.30?

The pound to Swiss Franc rate has slipped from the recent highs of over 1.30 which were the best rates to buy Francs with pounds since

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