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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 the Brexit really begun. At the time the rate hit the 1.20’s which in the reverse equates to almost 0.83 pence per Swiss Franc, and at the time of writing we’re getting closer to these levels as the current rate is just over 0.80 cents. Due to the issues between North Korea and Japan/USA there appears to be more of a demand for safe haven currencies such as CHF, as well as commodities such as Gold. The Pound has

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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 the Swiss Franc has actually gained 3 cents since the month started, with many traders wondering whether the rate can drop back down to it’s lowest levels so far this year in the early 1.20’s. The Pound isn’t being helped by the fears surrounding the poor start to the Brexit negotiations which are likely to be an influencing factor for some time. Now that hopes of an interest rate hike in the UK have dwindled many investors are hoping

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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 was announced that interest rates will remain unchanged and the voting pattern has become less bullish in favour of a rate hike, as inflation levels have eased slightly in recent weeks. The Bank of England also adopted a cautious tone and cut its growth forecast for the UK economy in 2017 from 1.9% down to 1.7%. Mark Carney, a very important figure as he’s the governor of the Bank of England also warned of the risks of Brexit, and

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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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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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Will the Swiss Franc suffer now that the first round of voting in the French election is over? (Joseph Wright)

Will the Swiss Franc suffer now that the first round of voting in the French election is over? (Joseph Wright)

The Swiss Franc is in low demand today after the financial markets breathed a sigh of relief. Irrespective or our readers personal beliefs the markets were

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Will Sterlings gains against the Swiss Franc be limited due to geopolitical issues boosting CHF? (Joseph Wright)

Will Sterlings gains against the Swiss Franc be limited due to geopolitical issues boosting CHF? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has been on a strong run against the Swiss Franc in recent weeks, and over the past month alone Sterling is up by 2.66%

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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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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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Sterling was the worlds worst performing currency through October, will the trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling was the worlds worst performing currency through October, will the trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

October was a torrid month for the Pound as the currency fell significantly, compounding it’s losses from earlier in the year when the Brexit vote took

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