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Swissie holds longer term value for GBPCHF exchanges

Swissie holds longer term value for GBPCHF exchanges

The Swiss Franc remains strong against sterling, partly in response to the Austrian elections which have seen more far right, populist parties take share away from more conservative parties. The Franc is also strong as global uncertainties remain over North Korea and whilst sterling has fought back some ground lately, the longer term prospect for the pound remain worse than the Francs. With interest rates in the Eurozone remaining negative it is expected as the European Central Bank (ECB) look to taper their QE program and longer term raise their base rate, the Swiss Franc will too rise with it. Overall there is a belief

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Will GBPCHF rise or fall in October?

Will GBPCHF rise or fall in October?

The GBPCHF rate has been rising steadily as the pound strengthens and the Euro weakens too, which loosely influences the Franc. The Franc has relatively speaking been stronger against the Euro and pound owing to the North Korean tensions which keep threatening to rise. Thankfully the tensions do keep settling back down and this weakens the Franc but ultimately this could be a major source of volatility for the Franc. As a safe haven currency the Swiss Franc will strengthen in times of economic, political and global uncertainty. The latest North Korean tensions are a great example of such uncertainty and it is this that has continually

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Will GBPCHF rise back above 1.25?

Will GBPCHF rise back above 1.25?

If you are looking to buy Swiss Francs with the pound the coming weeks could prove very interesting to see just how sterling to Franc rates react following a shift in sentiments towards the currency pairing. Overall there is a belief that the rate will struggle to hold firmly above 1.25 since there remain a number of global events which seem likely to trigger a move lower. If you need to make a transfer buying or selling the Franc then making plans in advance is sensible since this pair can quickly take an unexpected turn. Please contact me Jonathan on jmw@currencies.co.uk for an overview. The

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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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GBPCHF breaks the 1.30 but quickly falls back!

GBPCHF breaks the 1.30 but quickly falls back!

The pound to Swiss Franc rate has broken 1.30 this week as sterling has risen and investors confidence over the outlook for politics in the Eurozone

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Best rates to buy Swiss Francs with pounds in 2017!

Best rates to buy Swiss Francs with pounds in 2017!

Despite some questionable economic data and worries over the Brexit the pound has risen to fresh highs against the Swiss Franc. The overall expectation for sterling

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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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Will GBPCHF rates rise or fall?

Will GBPCHF rates rise or fall?

The expectation is for the pound to push higher in the coming weeks as Article 50 is triggered but this might only be short-lived. If you

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Problems ahead for the SNB (Dayle Littlejohn)

Problems ahead for the SNB (Dayle Littlejohn)

Today Switzerland released their Consumer Price Index (inflation) numbers for February and the numbers impressed showing the prices of goods were on the rise. The numbers

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