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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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Will GBPCHF improve towards the end of the year (Dayle Littlejohn)

Will GBPCHF improve towards the end of the year (Dayle Littlejohn)

Yesterday Ian McCafferty one of the current eight voting members of the Monetary Policy Committee from the Bank of England, gave another hawkish press conference in relation to interest rates. The MPC member explained that the economy has not slowed as much as they first thought it would therefore he believe rates should be hiked to 0.5%. The Bank of England have set a target of 2% for many years and currently inflation levels are 2.9%. The reason why inflation has increased by a substantial amount over the last 12 months is because the pound has been sold off by investors due to the risk

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What can we expect for the GBPCHF exchange rate?

What can we expect for the GBPCHF exchange rate?

The pound has been the main driver on this currency pairing as the uncertainty over the UK election persists. Whilst the Theresa May and DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) union is helping hold the Conservative in a majority there is mounting speculation that actually the pound will suffer further in the future as we get news of a potential further election. Such uncertainty is weighing greatly on the pound which remains at lower levels. the Franc is a safe haven currency and actually strengthens in times of global uncertainty, markets are slightly on edge as speculation mounted this week of the ECB ‘taper’ as the Eurozone

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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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Rapid Rise in Inflation causing problems for Sterling (Daniel Johnson)

Rapid Rise in Inflation causing problems for Sterling (Daniel Johnson)

Inflation data weakens Sterling Yesterday saw the release of Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. CPI is a measure of inflation and yesterday we saw a rise

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Pound falls from recent highs vs the Swiss Franc (Tom Holian)

Pound falls from recent highs vs the Swiss Franc (Tom Holian)

The Pound vs the Swiss Franc exchange rate has fallen over the last few days after the recent UK Quarterly Inflation Report published last Thursday. Bank

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Pound breaks past 1.30 vs the Swiss Franc (Tom Holian)

Pound breaks past 1.30 vs the Swiss Franc (Tom Holian)

The Pound has made gains vs the Swiss Franc over the last few days with the Pound now having broken past 1.30 on the Interbank level.

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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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Swiss Franc Uncertainty on Syria Developments (James Lovick)

Swiss Franc Uncertainty on Syria Developments (James Lovick)

The Swiss Franc could be in for a particularly volatile with the recent developments in Syria and now North Korea. Both the Swiss Franc and US

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Pound rises against the Swiss Franc to 1 month high (Tom Holian)

Pound rises against the Swiss Franc to 1 month high (Tom Holian)

The Pound has made gains vs the Swiss Franc recently and this has seen the Pound hit its highest level in a month following the uncertainty

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